Queering Racial Justice Summit

About the Program

Where we go, we go together. It is up to us to transform our world and we have to be dedicated to doing it better, together.

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The Queering Racial Justice Summit (QRJS) is an immersive two-day experience for students of all racial identities to come together and explore the deep connections between racial justice and LGBTQA+ justice. We bring dynamic speakers and hold sessions led by trained student facilitators. Participants engage in the work of unlearning racism and building skills to create a more inclusive LGBTQIA2S+ community at MSU. The Queering Racial Justice Summit is a Signature Program of The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center and is led by our Assistant Director, Oprah Jrenal.

Financially support this critical program by donating to the Queering Racial Justice Summit Fund!

"How we are at the small scale is how we are at the large scale."

-adrienne maree brown

"Transform yourself to transform the world."

-Grace Lee Bogs

2022 Schedule Of Events

Friday, March 18th 2022

1:00pm - Queering Racial Justice Summit Begins
1:30pm - Exploring the Cycle of Socialization
2:30pm - Breaking Down White Supremacy in Everyday Culture
5:00pm - Dinner
5:30pm - V. Soul (she/they) Keynote

Saturday, March 19th 2022

9:00am - Breakfast and a Conversation on Ego
10:15am - Break Out Sessions
12:00pm Lunch
1:45pm - L Tantay (they/them) Keynote
3:00pm - Action Planning
4:00pm - Next Opportunities
5:00pm - Gratitude and Closing


V. Soul
V. Soul is an artist forged and loved to life in the city of Detroit. “Neo-Soul, Old School is my most comfortable genre,” says the vocalist and all around force of nature. V.Soul (she/they) is nonbinary and says they grew up completely different than they are now. “I grew up the opposite of who I am today and my progress shows not only in my music but also within me.”
Follow V.Soul on Instagram at @v.s.e._

Virtual Registration for V. Soul's Keynote

When: Mar 18, 2022 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: QRJS Keynote-V. Soul
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L Tantay
L Tantay (they/them) has worked extensively among BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in and around NYC to dismantle barriers to health and wellness. L is the Founder and President of L Tantay Consulting, a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) consulting firm supporting clients in making change at individual and institutional levels. They've worked with various agencies including: the Center for Disease Control, the American Medical Association, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Decolonizing Therapy. Learn more about L at https://ltantay.com/ 

Virtual Registration for L Tantay's Keynote

When: Mar 19, 2022 01:45 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: QRJS Keynote-L Tantay
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

What participants are saying

“The Queering Racial Justice Summit is the most powerful event I've attended at MSU. The students at the summit are incredible - they were amazing facilitators, brought their full hearts and mind to the work, and built a strong loving community with who knows how many miles between us. The [GSCC] staff did an absolutely incredible job... to bring this event to life. Thank you to everyone who was there - this was incredible.”

Oprah in a QRJS Tshirt

“This experience was educational, reflective, and affirming. I'm really happy that I dedicated the time to engage in these discussions with queer folks and allies. It gave me hope and reignited my passion for the work that I do.”

“This summit reinvigorated and motivated me to get back involved in some form of advocacy and action toward promoting greater inclusivity for marginalized folks with intersecting identities - particularly Black and queer trans individuals”

“EVERYONE IN THIS EVENT WAS AMAZING! I am completely urging MSU to continue to give funding to peer facilitators and keep this event running because I can tell how much this emotionally impacted everyone involved; it was such a great space to grow and talk authentically”