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





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Lifelong Learners



Lifelong Learner offerings are open to all “forever students”
ages 25 and above, prioritizing space for LGBTQIA2S+, Black and Brown queer and trans learners.


Enrich your senses and rethink your practice with 10A through realtime, expert-led workshops poised at the intersections of Art, Culture, Science and Technology. We will engage and play with new concepts, learn in a like-minded community, and push our professional practice to the next level.


Knowledge decays with an alarmingly short half-life, and your circle shrinks massively after you’ve been working for a number of years. In life and career, we underestimate how much information we don’t know, or forget, and how important a fresh community of collaborators can be to maintain a fresh perspective and sense of wonder about the world.


Led by Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ visionaries and deeply revered practitioners in their fields, and connecting a global network of cultural organizations across the Diaspora, 10A integrates rigorous and accessible scholarly study with the everyday lives of working adults and re-imagines “higher education” for the 21st century.



 How much does it cost? Pay It Forward. 


Lifelong Learner courses are sliding scale and support our programming for young learners ages 18-24, all of which are provided 100% free of cost. 


Visit our Lifelong Learner registration form for more information on program cost. Scholarships, prioritizing Black and Brown trans and queer lifelong learners, are also offered.




 APRIL 2022 




 NOW OPEN 

Publishing and A History of Black Queer Protest



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

 TBA 




 UP NEXT 

I’m Bored:
The Last Days of James Baldwin




Taught by Marcus Anthony Brock 
 TBA 




 COMING SOON 

Environmental and
Food 
Justice




Practitioners
TBA




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 noise?

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:


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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





 QUARTERLY 



 NOW OPEN 

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?




Taught by Holly Smith 
Archivist at Spelman Women’s Archive 
 QUARTERLY 



 UP NEXT 

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 Gia Love


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