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Ready for Creating Change 2014 – The Bisexual Institute
The Bisexual/Non-Monosexual Organizing Institute at Creating Change 2014 will have a lot of innovative elements this year. A Twitter version of the institute will occur simultaneous to the activities in the room using the hashtag #BiCC14. People who can’t be physically present can participate in a twitter conversation with each other and the institute participants using that hashtag.
M’Kali-Hashiki will tweet and lead the twitter conversation. To our knowledge, this is a first for an institute at Creating Change.
In addition to the Twitter conversation, we will be using Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) techniques in the institute. TO is a process of social analysis, critique and change that incorporates games and activities from the theatre. I’ve been training in and practicing TO since the late 1990s and am excited to bring this resource to the discussion of bisexual organizing in the institute. We will warm up to the TO activities with Breath Work facilitated by M’Kali-Hashiki, Small Group Discussions organized by Paul, and an adaptation of a Life Mapping Exercise I facilitate with my students each semester at Goddard College. BiNet USA provided financial support for some of the life mapping materials.
Paul, M’Kali-Hashiki and I really want to make sure that the institute engages the personal as political and a holistic understanding of social justice organizing. We hope our efforts pay off in the experiences of everyone involved and the impact the institute has on their work …
The Institute which is open to ALL non-monosexual queer folks and allies who are deeply committed to supporting us through their actions, resources, access and/or privilege. takes place at Creating Change Houston 2014 on Thursday, January 30th, from 9am-6pm Central Time at the Hilton-Americas Houston TX USA, and through #BiCC14 on Twitter. We also look forward to seeing all you at in the “Suite Bi + Bi” the official Bisexual Hospitality Center during the 5 day event.
Click HERE to read the full article about the 2014 Organizing Institute
Dr. Herukhuti is a clinical sociologist, cultural studies scholar, performance artist, and neotraditional African shaman who focuses on sexuality, gender, and spirituality themes within Africa and the Diaspora. His is the author of Conjuring Black Funk: Notes on Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality, co-editor of Sexuality, Religion and the Sacred: Bisexual, Panexual and Polysexual Perspectives.
He is currently co-editing an Anthology of works by Bisexual/Non-monosexual Queer Men with Robyn Ochs and is a co-organizer of the Bisexual Institute at the 2014 Creating Change Conference in January 2014 in Houston TX and is working on the development on a website for conversation, e-learning, and community building related to sexuality and spirituality.