Community Initiatives

"DECOLONIZING QUEERNESS" at the 2020 Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit

On January 25, 2020, Rangoli Pittsburgh facilitated the "Decolonizing Queerness" workshop at the 2020 Pittsburgh Racial Justice Summit.

We had a packed workshop featuring lectures on approaches to teaching queerness globally, and the impacts of imperialism/colonialism to the perceptions of queerness in larger culture from Julie Beaulieu, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh; Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies), and T. J. Tallie, Ph.D. (University of San Diego, History).

Afterwards, attendees participated in group discussions facilitated by queer community members of color. Attendees reflected on how our perceptions of queerness have been influenced by imperialism globally and thought about ways to decolonize their own perceptions and practices of gender, sexuality, and queerness.

LGBTQ+ AAPI Day of visibility:

day of visibility

digital campaign

On June 1, 2019, we launched and celebrated LGBTQ+ AAPI Day of Visibility with a digital campaign & toolkit.

Explore the toolkit & learn more here!

day of visibility

town hall

On June 1, 2019, we also hosted an open, honest, and emotional panel discussion of local LGBTQ+ AAPIs discussing their experiences.

Learn more here!

past events:

a night at the movies!

Rangoli partnered with the Women and Girls Foundation to sponsor a Night at the Movies with Silkscreen Pittsburgh. Learn more and register here!

Pittsburgh zine Fair

Rangoli tabled at the PGH Zine Fair on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Learn more at their facebook page, and come say hi!

nqapia national conference

We were so incredibly honored to attend Growing Home, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance's (NQAPIA) tri-annual conference!

aapi town hall

Rangoli Pittsburgh partnered with the City of Pittsburgh's LGBTQIA+ Advisory Council & the Allegheny County DHS LGBTQIA+ Immigrants and Internationals Committee to put together a town hall on LGBTQIA+ AAPI issues. Read more about the town hall and what was discussed here.

mustard seed festival

Rangoli Pittsburgh was invited to table at Mustard Seed's Opening Night Market in Philadelphia this year! Learn more about Mustard Seed and how you can get involved here.

people's pride

Tabling at Pittsburgh's People's Pride.

angry indian goddesses

Rangoli Pittsburgh hosted a free movie screening & discussion about the Netflix movie, Angry Indian Goddess.

Feminist zine fest

Tabling at Pittsburgh's Feminist Zine Fest.