Learn More Series: Queerfolk, Transfolk, Fatfolk, Blackfolk: Intersections of Queer and Black Identities

To be Black and queer is to live at the margins within the margins, erased from both mainstream heteronormative culture and white-dominant LGBTQIA+ culture. It means inhabiting a body that is hypervisible, overpoliced, and under constant threat from society. It also means inhabiting a body in a world where desirability is political, a form of social capital that is directly tied to access — to housing, health care, employment, and even access to the gender one wishes to claim for one’s self.

We invite you to a conversation on intersections of queerness and Blackness with two visionaries who are pushing the boundaries of queer Black activism: Sean Saifa Wall, co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project, and Da’Shaun L. Harrison, author of Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness.

This event originally took place on Thursday, November 30, 2022 and was co-sponsored by the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff.

This event is part of BU Diversity & Inclusion’s (BU D&I) Learn More Series, which explores a single topic of social importance through events, discussions, and programs throughout the year. This year, BU D&I is exploring LGBTQIA+ Identity and Experiences.