MOCC 2016 is hosted by the University of Minnesota Morris!
MOCC is a premier opportunity for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the surrounding areas to discuss issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex , asexual, and two spirit persons (LGBTQIA2S+) on college and university campuses and in the greater community
You’re invited this November 11-13, 2016 to join the University of Minnesota Morris for MOCC 2016. This year’s theme is “Connecting to Our Roots: Where We’re From and Where We’re Going.”
By inviting leaders from across the state to our community we hope to encourage a conversation on discussing how we can best support LGBTQIA2S+ communities in the face of numerous challenges and limited resources. In places such as Morris, opportunities to host events such as MOCC are few and far between. And, as such, hosting this conference means a great deal to us! We are proud of the work we have accomplished and hope to use this conference as a catalyst to create even greater change at our small campus and the community surrounding it.
The theme this year is “Connecting to Our Roots: Where We’re From and Where We’re Going.” We chose this theme for several reasons. We wanted to show that there are vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, and two spirit communities in rural spaces. We also wanted to share the stories of the challenges and struggles we encounter and the stories of our resilience and community organizing efforts. We want to use this conference as a way to explore where all of us are from and to navigate a path for our future.
You can direct your questions to us at MorrisMOCC2016@gmail.com
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