• Keynote Video Available!

    Update: Kim’s amazing keynote is now online, including closed captioning!

    Color of Change 2013 is over, and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who participated! This was a massive undertaking that absolutely could not have happened without all of you.

    We hope to have videos of the keynotes up soon. In the meantime, we’d really appreciate it if you filled out this feedback form – the more specific your answers are, the better! For instance, if you noticed some problematic language used in a breakout session, it’s most helpful to us if you tell us what exactly was said.

    All feedback is confidential, and you can be as anonymous as you like.


    The Color of Change Community Summit 2013 was a 2.5 day-long conference that took place Friday, April 12th through Sunday, April 14th at the University of Michigan School of Social Work (1080 South University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109). The mission of the Summit is to build community and cultivate power around the lived experiences of queer and trans* people of color (QTPoC) in the state of Michigan. By drawing on the collective wisdom and expertise of our local communities, we hope to equip Summit participants with the skills they need to be part of the ongoing struggle for liberation.

    We are organizing this conference because we believe it is necessary. Despite recent wins in the national marriage equality movement, QTPoC continue to fight for their daily survival. This is especially true in the state of Michigan, where QTPoC suffer from a hostile political environment that perpetuates unequal access to quality education, routine violence, and sustained attacks on our health and general well being. Color of Change serves as a student-led response to these injustices.

    Note: For the purposes of this conference, we will be using “queer and trans*” as umbrella terms to refer to anyone who does not solely self-identify as heterosexual and/or cisgender. This includes, but is not limited to, folks who identify as gay, pansexual, asexual, questioning, genderqueer, same-gender-loving, stud, etc.


    Latest News

    4/8 – The Program Guide is now available! Download it here.

    3/23 – Need information about travelling from the Detroit airport? Look no further!

    3/22 – IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Registration has been suspended! Check out http://colorofchange2013.com/registration-temporarily-suspended/ for more details.

    3/22Breakout sessions and Creating Change panelists announced!

    2/19Kim Katrin Crosby and Kit Yan have been confirmed as keynote speakers!