Project Title:2010 Qualia
Starting in 2004, the OSU Center for Folklore Studies has given support to Qualia: Festival of Gay Folklife. Founded in 2002, Qualia is an organization established to promote and celebrate LGBT folklife. Qualia's mission is to educate people about LGBT culture through scholarship and celebration. Each year the Qualia organization holds lectures and events on timely topics and 2010 is no exception. Here is the 2010 schedule:Qualia 2010: Columbus Is Rolling in His Grave: Discovering the New (Gay) World This year's conference is dedicated to the growing diversity of the LGBTQ community in Columbus, Ohio and beyond.
All conference events are in the Senate Room, OSU Student Union. Sponsored by The Ohio State University Center for Folklore Studies, OSU Folklore Student association, New Leaf Columbus, Columbus State Community College Diversity/Study Abroad/TRiO Programs, Outlook News, Equality Ohio, Chipotlé Mexican Grill, and Axis Nightclub/Union Café.
Friday October 1
7:00-9:00 pm: When Hate Comes to Town Forum on dealing with hate groups and individuals that come to Columbus, moderated by Michael Daniels of Outlook.
11:00 pm-2:15 am: Fundraiser at Axis nightclub for BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization) DJ Chris Westenhouser
Saturday October 2
12:00 pm: Session on Encyclopedia of Gay Folklife (Mickey Weems, Polly Stewart, Joe Goodwin, and Kevin Mason)
1:10 pm: Noir Nouveau: The Rise of the African American Gay Community in Columbus, a roundtable discussion on African American LGBTQ organizations, including discussion of 2011 fundraiser for LGBTQ Haitians and the upcoming Capleton concert (Aaron Riley, moderator)
2:20 pm: New Hispanic Americans (Documented and Otherwise): Hispanic Immigration and the LGBTQ Community (Mike Alarid of ¿Que Pasa, OSU?, moderator)
3:20 pm: Bringing Salvation to Westboro Baptist Church
BREAK 3:30 pm
4:30 pm: Closing remarks
11:00 pm-2:15am: Fundraiser at Axis for BRAVO DJ Alan Saunders Times are subject to change