10A
A SCHOOL OF THOUGHT AND SPACE FOR PLAY
FOR BRIGHT BLACK AND BROWN QUEER VISIONARIES





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NY, 12534
               

 


Core Curriculum



10A Core Curriculum courses combine digital and virtual learning experiences with in-person activities and field trips. “Igniting Talks” by Guest Professors launch each 4-week course.


 All programs are always free of charge for our
young adult learners [18-24].



We curate a space for Black and Brown queer and trans learners to:


︎Wonder, Challenge, and Dream              

︎Connect with Ancestral Knowledge

︎Feel the Joy of Intellectual Understanding    
      
︎Take Humane Action








SEPTEMBER 2022

Farming and Food Justice




Led by Donnay Edmund 
 UP NEXT 




 TBA 

I’m Bored:
The Last Days of James Baldwin




Taught by Marcus Anthony Brock 
IN THE ARCHIVES




APRIL 2022

Publishing and A History of Black Queer Protest



Taught by Jon Key, Simone Hassan-Bey, + Shane Aslan Selzer



Learning in Action Cohorts



A unique in-person experience for curious and dedicated LGBTQIA2S+ Black and Brown learners to explore a wide range of fields—be it creative, academic or professional—through a series of seminars, practicums, workshops and on-site activities. Hosted in cities such as New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles, Learning in Action Cohorts are all expenses paid, including travel, room and board.


 Designed To: 


︎ Inspire + Empower

︎Cultivate transformative learning experiences


︎ Connect Black and Brown LGBTQIA2S+ learners to industry leaders and peers




 COMING SOON  



 2022 

 NYC 

Aesthetics and
Industry


Many LGBTQIA2S+ Black and Brown youth are attracted to career paths guided by aesthetic principles. How does design of the built environment–interior and exterior–define the way we experience the world?

How can Black and Brown queer creators construct space and the objects that fill it to activate our aesthetics?

 COMING SOON 



 2022 

 NEW ORLEANS 

Black Queer Bodies in American Crime


People who identify as LGBTQIA2S+ are nearly four times as likely to be victims of violent crime than those from outside these communities. What techniques are most effective to gain justice for marginalized victims?

How do we protect those most vulnerable in our community?




10A Pillars 



Consistent and meaningful connection across generations is hard to come by in the digital age—and not from a lack of want. No matter where we are in our personal journeys, we have all built some form of “chosen family” made up of play cousins, mentors, friends and loved ones.

But how do we find each other, Black and Brown, Queer and Trans, Young and Old/Forever Young amongst the chaos? 

10A Pillars create and nurture sustainable connections both virtually and physically, strengthened through intentional gathering spaces to uncover our histories as a collective and share the spirit of curiosity through guided discussion, debate, and camaraderie.
 
Let’s make our ki’s intergenerational. 


 Designed To: 


︎ Connect learners of all ages to one another for the sake of deepening cross-generational community

︎Teach, practice, and hone critical skills that empower across generations

︎Build longevity and action through shared knowledge and culture systems




 COMING SOON 



 QUARTERLY 

Archiving and Memory Work


Navigating the archive of Black queer and trans life is often a puzzle–sometimes there are missing and/or misrepresented pieces. How is gathering, processing, and preserving the legacies and intimacies of Black queer history a catalyst for actionable relationship-building—from calling a relative to exploring ancestral veneration and altar tending? Where do the Story of Me and the Story of Us converge?



Led by Holly Smith 
Archivist at Spelman Women’s Archive 
 UP NEXT 



 QUARTERLY 

Debate Team 


Rational argument alone does not persuade people.  10A Debate Team adds the narrative nature of stories to the rationalism of data-driven arguments. Debate schematics stem from contemporary Black and Brown, Indigenous Afro-Caribbean and West African methodologies.

Q1: How do the politics of equality, justice and human dignity affect Black queer bodies?



Led by Kwaii Bell
and more





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