Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Nia King

Nia King is the author of Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives. She hosts and produces the podcast We Want the Airwaves and works as a freelance journalist, illustrator and videographer. Find her work at artactivistnia.com and/or follow @ArtActivistNia on Twitter. 

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Queer and Trans People of Color Art Saves Lives: Testimonies on Pasts, Presents, and Future

Collectively, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha, Cherry Galette, Luna Merbruja, and Nia King have been curating, performing, and documenting queer and trans people of color's art activism for over 30 years. In this informative and interactive session, the four will discuss the importance, challenges, and rewards of creating QTPOC history through touring, performing, and archiving queer and trans people of color's stories of resistance, love, and survival. 

Speakers: Cherry Galette, Nia King, Luna Merbruja, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha