Videos//Economics of Queerness

Watch our series, Economics of Queerness, where LGBTQ+ Black people and people of colour explore the ways to create alternative economic systems for our communities.
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Organised and facilitated by June Bellebono, these three conversations explore the way LGBTQ+ Black people and people of colour create alternative economic systems: outside of the state, across generations and trespassing borders.

Economics of Queerness: Organising for Solidarity Systems

In the first Economics of Queerness panel, community organisers Amanda Kamanda, Roberto Tovar and Shash Appan explore solidarity systems and how we share resources when the State doesn’t look out for us.

Sexual health, trans healthcare and migrant rights are three spheres that the State actively sabotages. Our guests discusses the challenges within this work alongside the joys they’ve discovered building community.

Economics of Queerness: Organising Across the Decades

For our second Economics of Queerness panel, we sit down with Ted Brown, Tobi Adebajo and Poulomi Desai who have been fighting for queer and trans liberation across generations.

They shared their experiences of organising during different cultural climates, what’s changed in the ways LGBTQ+ BPOC gather, and one of the joys they’ve found in their work.

Economics of Queerness: Organising Across Borders

In the last event of the series, Raven Gill, Ricki Kgoisitau and Yren Rotela Ramirez join us from across the globe to discuss organising for trans liberation.

What does transness look like in different contexts and what are the specific ways in which these activists respond to its challenges? What beautiful and unique ways do different communities show up for one another and share resources? What are the opportunities for building a global trans solidarity movement?

Feature image illustration by Han.

Directed and edited by Nick Virk

Videographer – Marcus Ebanks