This year’s National Queer Women of Color Week — an LBTQ women of color pride festival — takes place from Friday July 20th – Sunday July 29th. 

Wanna plan an event during QWOC Week in your city? Email Or stay tuned for more details to come! In the meantime, check out last year’s calendar below.

QWOC Week 2011 took placefrom July 30th – August 6th!

Register for 3RD ANNUAL QWOC WEEK (Aug 1st-8th) in Boston, MA  on Eventbrite



This year throughout QWOC Week we are also holding a Survivor Drive for The Network/La Red, a wonderful organization dedicated to support services and addressing partner abuse in LGBTQ and polyamorous communities. Please consider contributing one of the items listed below.

Food Gift Cards (Shaws/Stop& Shop/Star)
CVS/Rite Aid Gift Cards
Charlie Cards with stored value
Movie Theater Passes
Lotion (Small Bottles/Travel Size)
Reusable water bottles
Tote Bags

These items may be dropped off at the follow QWOC Week Events:
-7/31: A Discussion about Open Relationships & Polyamory
-8/3: Activism & Karaoke* – BRING AN ITEM TO DONATE & GET IN FOR FREE!
-8/6: Family & Youth Day at the Park
*We’re asking all guests to bring donations to gain entrance to this event (or pay a $10).


Saturday July 30th @ 2PM – 5 PM
A Discussion about Open Relationships & Polyamory in Queer/Trans Communities of Color

In collaboration with The Network/La Red &  The Bisexual Resource Center
HARVARD DEMOCRACY CENTER | 25 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA                                                                                               The event will be followed by a Single and/or “Available” Social at OM Longue
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Sunday July 31st @ 3PM – 7PM
Intergenerational T-Dance

In collaboration with Power Lesbians Network and Boston Black Women’s Health Initiative (BBWHI)
REDD’S | 4257 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
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Monday August 1st @ 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Opening Panel – Trans Women of Color Speak

In collaboration with Transgender Care & Education Needs Diversity (TransCEND), Mass Trans Political Coalition (MTPC) & the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC)
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL | Sargen Hall Function Room, First Floor – 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA
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Tuesday August 2nd @ 6 PM – 8 PM
Building Bridges:  Queer Asians as People of Color 

In collaboration with Mass. Area South Asian Lambda Association (MASALA), Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance (QAPA) & MAP for Health
MIT Room 36-112 | STATA CENTER 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
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Wednesday August 3rd @ 6PM – 9PM
International Activism & Karaoke

In collaboration with Black & Pink and The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
CLUB CAFE | 209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA
Cost: Donated Items*** or $10 |Facebook Event

Thursday August 4th @ 7 PM – 12AM
OUTSPOKEN: Queer & Trans People of Color Spoken- Word & Live Music Showcase

In collaboration with SALACIOUS Magazine
CLUB CHOICES | 379 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA
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Friday August 5th @ 7 PM – 11 PM
International Film Night

In collaboration with TBA
EMERSON COLLEGE : Multi-purpose Room 1st Floor | 150 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
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Saturday August 6th @ 12PM – 4PM
Family & Youth Day at Stony Brook Park

In collaboration with Boston GLASS
STONY BROOK PARK | Jamaica Plain, MA
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Saturday August 6th @ 8PM – 1AM
QWOC Week Closing Party

In collaboration with TBA
THE MIDWAY CAFE | 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Cost: $5-10  Online, $12 at the door |Facebook Event