What is the Q-Summit? Why have it?

The Q-Summit is a gathering of queer youth (17-25) leaders across the south for a day of movement-building, skill-sharing, and best-practices development around LGBTQ justice and racial justice.

We recognize that LGBTQ youth are doing meaningful work across our region to build strong, resilient communities. We’re convening this space for queer activists to gather in a central location and strategize around the future of their movement(s).

The Q-Summit is a partnership between the University of Richmond’s Office of Common Ground, VCU's Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, UR's Students Creating Opportunities, Pride, and Equality (SCOPE), SONG (Southerners On New Ground), and ROSMY.

Who can participate?

The Q-Summit is open to youth (17-25) from the South who are engaged in anti-racist LGBTQ work or are interested in connecting to ongoing efforts in their area. While any and everyone are welcome to attend, we’re especially interested in centering the voices of LGBTQ youth. For that reason, no one over the age of 25 will be accepted to speak or lead sessions.

We are also committed to amplifying the experiences of those most vulnerable to homophobic and transphobic violence. While this is a multiracial and multi-gender space, the Q-Summit commits to centering the experiences of LGBTQ people of color and trans* folks in the gathering.

When and where is it? - SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, March 26, 2016
University of Richmond - Tyler Haynes Commons
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Have questions?

Contact Ted Lewis (tlewis3@richmond.edu).