Once more, the progressive paragons of the science fiction community show the way towards a better, safer, more civilized society:
I am once again the WisCon concom liaison and organizer for the POC Safer Space. This year I am joined in organizing and fabulousness by Jayme Goh. Huzzah!
We will once again be in the Solitaire Room since it affords us an out of the way space with no Gawkers. Last year we had the hotel push the conference room up against the wall which made the space a lot more inviting. I will also ask if more comfy chairs can find a way in there. If any locals are willing to donate comfy chairs, please let me know.
Last year we pre-scheduled some break out sessions and alternate panels in the room, but what seemed to work better was spontaneous stuff.I encourage any POC attending WisCon to come to that space if they need to discuss something that went down on a panel, continue a discussion that started at a panel, or if they just need a space to vent and calm down. I actually had some of the most enlightening conversations in that room during after-panel venting and I’m sure that will happen again,
However, if anyone wants to pre-schedule something please feel free. I just suspect mostly it will be spontaneous stuff.
The one thing I would like to schedule is a post Opening Ceremonies trip to the space so that people know where it is and how it will be set up and how they can use the space. This will come on the heels of the POC dinner earlier that evening. And then, of course, it’s party time.
Huzzah indeed! It is readily apparent that the federal government should follow the inspired lead of the brilliant K. Tempest Bradford and the fabulous Jayme Goh and provide a Safer Space for Vibrant America. In fact, several Safer Spaces are probably in order.
We could call them “Detroit” and “Chicago” and “Atlanta” and “Washington DC” and “Liberia” and limit all access to those spaces by the insufficiently vibrant. Naturally, no one would want the newly ensafened vibrant population of those Safer Spaces to be subject to any risks that might endanger either their precious feelings or their even more valuable persons, so it will of course be necessary to strictly control egress as well as ingress.
Nothing is more important than the safety of America’s vibrant population, therefore it is vital to provide these Safer Spaces at the earliest opportunity to protect them from the quotidian trauma of being exposed on a daily basis to the evil, racist, white population of the United States.