Keynote speaker: Elizabeth Brown-Guillory (Texas Southern University)
"Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition."
--James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room
"Being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization; and for us European earth-dwellers, the adventure played out in the heart of the New World signifies in the first place that it was not our world and that we bear responsibility for the crime of its destruction."
--Claude Levi-Strauss, anthropologist
"I couldn't find myself in my own life—there was no memory of me that I could grasp. There was no place outside of me where I belonged."
–Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues