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It's Tiye Lasley, Co-Founder and Executive Director of African Asian Latina Lesbians United, AALLU. We are an organization that created by womyn of colour for womyn of colour. We gather once a month for educational and networking opportunities for womyn of colour. Our biggest event is our annul conference which is generally a culmination of what we do throughout the year.
The AALLU Executive Board has decided to take a different direction relating to the 2005 Conference. I would like to share with you the new direction and perhaps get your feedback and better yet, your endorsement and participation.
AALLU is hosting a conference that would be the first of it's kind in our area. It will be a conference that represent Eastern Regional Womyn of Colour. We thought what better way to provide a greater impact within the l/g/b/t community is to invite positive and productive leaders, organizers, and promoters of womyn of colour organization. We would like to think we will be able to transfer the reputation of an "AALLU Conference" to something greater and more influential.
What we would like to achieve is an expansion of a AALLU conference by formally including the input and sponsorship of other groups and organizations. This will also allow the doors to open for other diverse groups and organizations. Also, bringing together other leaders will expedite the planning process due to their current experiences and expertise in recruitment of facilitators, promotion, and etc. Every organization, group, or promoter can contribute towards this event.
For the past 7 years, one of our most successful events is our annual conference that takes place in February. Since the 2005 conference is schedule for March, this conference would take on a new presentence. The location will remain at Rutgers University for March 4 - 6, 2005 during Womyn's Herstory Month.
If an organization wants to sponsor this event:
They would have to commit to the monthly meetings; bimonthly starting January 2005 (a representative from the organization, not necessarily always the same person)
Lead or CO-lead one subcommittee (i.e., Vendors, Faclitators/Keynote, Networking Luncheon, Marketing/Promotion, etc.)
Provide 2 volunteers for the conference
Our first meeting will take place October 30 at 11:00am at
Rutgers University. Please RSVP by October 25 in order to receive the agenda
prior to the meeting. Light refreshments will be provided.
We really want you to participate so let me know what it will take for you to be apart of this herstoric event. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. You can email or call me.
Looking forward to hearing form you soon!
Tiye Lasley, Co-Founder
African Asian Latina Lesbians United
Hillside, NJ 07205
732 679 - 7687
AALLU Eighth Annual Conference....
"Eastern Regional Womyn of Colour for Equality Conference"
Saturday and Sunday, March 5 - 6, 2005
R. Robeson Campus Center
350 Dr. Martin L. King Blvd.
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Join womyn around the region to discuss and share what matters to lesbian of colour! This 2 day conference features your choice of over 15 workshops, guest speakers, entertainment, arts, books, and crafts. Hot gourmet breakfast and buffet lunch included.
Some of the organization that have been invited to be apart of this herstory making event include:
AALUSC - African Lesbians United for Societal Change
AAOGC - African American Office of Gay Concerns
ALP - Audre Lorde Project
APANY - Asian Pacific Alliance of New York
Asians and Friends - Washington DC organization
BiWomen of NJ- Women's support organization
Black Pride of NYC
Body Positive - Transgender Organization
GenderPac - Transgender Organization
GRAANJ- Gener Rights Advocacy Assoc. of NJ
GRIOT Circle Inc. -
GONYCMagazine - Information resource for womyn
Inhertwined - Lesbian of Colour Social Events in DC area
LBA- Las Buenas Amigas Lesbianas Latina
GPAC- Gender Public Advocacy Coalition
LLEGO - The National Latina/o Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Organization
OWLS- Older Wiser Lesbians
Purple Diamonds - Premier Lesbians of Colour Social Event Productions
QUISGLEYA - Dominican Gay and Lesbian Assoc.
Sable Magazine - Magazine for Lesbians of Colour
SALGA- South Asian Lesbians and Gay Association
SHOLAY-Monthly Gay & Lesbian South Asian Dance Party Desilicious
SISTAH - Sistahs in Search of Truth, Alliance and Harmony
SJLOC - South Jersey Lesbians of Colour
Women in The Life - Washington DC based Organizer and Promoter
YO Sistah - Youth organization of SISTAH