Hi queers!

For the first time in Pop-Up! QDP history, we are sharing more than just the photos of a pop-up, because there was some really brillant ideas shared & we want you to watch/learn from them.  Thanks as always to all involved in this month’s pop-up!

Check them out! All content is the intellectual property of the presenter, all copyright rights apply.

POP TALKS – queer ideas worth spreading
A TED Talks style event for the Vermont queer community, hosted by PopUpQueerDanceParty.com on Friday, June 21st, 2013ChopperMore Than a Dance Party 
Katie Dyer AKA ChopperKatie Dyer Co-founded Pop-Up! Queer Dance Party with DJ Llu and will be leaving us in July to go to the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. She shares with us what Pop Up has meant to her.
Video of talk available here:  http://youtu.be/iKwXkJWxmQg
Video of Chopper’s Pop Up tribute video here:  http://youtu.be/AXCjN5NeP5M

Davin at Pop Talks.
Davin at Pop Talks.
Put a Queer On It: DIY Statues as a Solution to the Absence of Queer History in Public 
by Davin SokupThis talk begins by addressing some questions related to the fact that queer history is hardly ever represented in museums, and the monuments dedicated to queers are almost exclusively memorials to death and suffering. Questions such as: where are we supposed to learn about our history and our pioneers? When can we look around the places we live and visit and see positive and permanent monuments dedicated our collective history?I think if museums are not ready to include queer history and cities are not interested in building monuments then we need to do a version of it ourselves. One personal solution I want to offer is the construction of statues of some of our pioneers which would be placed around the country in parks and in buildings, until someone says yes. Plain and simple… sort of. The final resting places would mark the first cities in the US (aside from SF) that have positive representations of queer pioneers in public. And the best part is that we would be in charge of constructing, placing, and showing the very monuments that may never be built.Slideshow available here:http://www.slideshare.net/popupqdp/put-a-queer-on-it-diy-statues-as-a-solution-to-the-absence-of-queer-history-in-public-by-davin-sokupVideo of talk available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bYZd7e2SkI&feature=youtu.be 
Diana 2
Diana at Pop Talks

The Queering of Fermented Foods
by Diana Gonzalez

Fermented foods; they are the feared, misunderstood queers of the food world. Join Diana as she demonstrates the liberating, subversive, and healing wealth of this queer food.

Video available at: http://youtu.be/AVrMVRJPntM

Slideshow available at: http://www.slideshare.net/popupqdp/the-queering-of-fermented-foods-by-diana-gonzalez

Emma at Pop Talks
Emma at Pop Talks

Queer life in the Middle East 
by Emma Moros 

Emma Moros has lived in Egypt twice and spent many years studying Arabic and Arabic literature, particularly contemporary Egyptian fiction. Tonight, they’ll tell you about some fictional depictions of queer folks in the Middle East, and explain why audiences in the US and Europe recognize only some of these stories as legitimate.

Slides available here: http://www.slideshare.net/popupqdp/1-queer-orientalismdraft

Video here: http://youtu.be/BywKElLq3w0

Jess at Pop Talks
Jess at Pop Talks

Good Enough Now! Debunking Myths of Social Justice Heroes
by Jess Pettitt

She writes: “As a social justice advocate, I often feel like I am spinning in the same place. It wasn’t until I “debunked” the myths of my heroes that I realized that I have a lot in common with them – Martin Luther King, Jr – raging alcoholic – ME TOO! – Mother Theresa – Super Apathetic – ME TOO! – Gandhi – big time failure – NOT REALLY ME – BUT DAMN THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF! – and so forth. Wanna feel good about yourself as you are AND get back to work – this is the kick in the a$$ we all need to get back to work.”

Video of talk here: http://youtu.be/-65vXMD06vM

Essig at Pop Talks
Essig at Pop Talks

Gays and Lesbians Are Bad Parents
by Laurie Essig

Last year, University of Texas Austin Sociologist Mark Regnerus published a peer reviewed article in Social Science Research used a large scale survey to argue that the adult children of gays and lesbians are more likely to be depressed, unemployed and alcoholic. This study has been used in a variety of legal decisions to argue against the rights of gay and lesbian families, including the two cases before the Supreme Court right now (Windsor v. US and Hollingsworth v. Perry). A few months ago, Laurie Essig started “Sociology for the Public Good” in an attempt to get the Regnerus study retracted, but also as an effort to remind everyone that there are lies, damn
lies and then there are statistics.

Slideshow available here:http://www.slideshare.net/popupqdp/gays-and-lesbians-are-bad-parents-by-laurie-essig

Video of talk available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj7g2afa8TQ&feature=youtu.be 

Roy & Kara at Pop Talks
Roy & Kara at Pop Talks

Testing Together
By Roy Belcher & Kara Casey

They will present about a new HIV testing program targeting men who have sex with men; addressing HIV risk within couples.

Contact Roy & Kara at www.vtcares.org


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