Our work is love infused, intergenerational and community accountable so everyone benefits!  Young people seeking a profound connection to legacy.  Elders with wisdom to share.  Teachers wanting to bring diverse stories into their classrooms.  Students looking for affirmation.  Community organizations hoping to do more intergenerational work.  Intergenerational organizations seeking tools and publicity.  Storytellers and oral historians looking for new models. Kids with their whole lives ahead of them. Queer revolutionaries in the making.  Seasoned activists ready to pass or share the torch.   People of Color organizations learning to become accountable to LGBTQ folks of color. And everyone in between!!

A Mobile Homecoming residency is an extended visit by Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Julia Roxanne Wallace to your organization, institution or community.   We will bring footage from our interviews gathered while touring to meet Black LGBTQ visionaries around the United States, activities from our work creating intergenerational storysharing space in diverse communities and expertise in community based scholarship on Black Feminism, LGBTQ liberation and grassroots media and archive creation!  Mobile Homecoming residencies can include interviews, interactive presentations, media workshops, installations, classroom visits, community dialogues and community events.


Mobile Homecoming partners with community, academic, religious and non-profit organizations and all kinds of schools. We have co-created informal intergenerational living room conversations; performed at large universities; curated readings at bookstores; designed workshops for community organizations and even done skillshares in bars!

Our partnerships are created specifically with the individuals or organization with which we are developing a relationship. The audiences we work with range in age from elementary school age to folks in their eighties but all within the context of positive transformation and growing closer together.

The outcomes of a Mobile Residency are tailored to the needs of the partner institutions and include:

  • a site specific installation and/or media piece
  • connections between local educational/community institutions and local Black feminist LGBTQ visionaries
  • shared knowledge from Black Feminist LGBTQ elders and visionaries
  • models for community accountable scholarship and archive building
  • affirmation of Black LGBTQ communities and other oppressed people
  • profound connection across generations
  • increased visibility for a program or organization

Our week long residencies cost $4000 not including transportation or accommodations.

For more information check out our FAQ Section (Frequently Asked Questions)

Previous
Residencies

 

City College of San Francisco

allgo artists in residence
Let Love Land

University of FL, Gainesville
(click here to see schedule)

 

University of MD, College Park

FAQ

click FAQ to see  answers below

  1. Who would benefit from our residencies?
  2. What types of organizations do we partner with for residencies?
  3. What are the outcomes of a Mobile Homecoming residency?
    How much does it cost?
  4. Where have you done residencies before? Where in the near future?
  5. What do other people say about our residencies?
  6. How long is a residency?
  7. What can I use to generate support from my institution/community for a Mobile Homecoming residency?
  8. What is some media from past residencies?
  9. What equipment/space needs do we have? (aka rider)
  10. What work will we have to do to get the MBHC to come for a residency?
  11. What is the Mobile Homecoming residency rated?
  12. What if we don’t have enough money for a residency?

Images from University of Maryland Residency

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Details from Residencies

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University of Florida at Gainesville – Residency Schedule

(UF’s event page – http://www.humanities.ufl.edu/calendar/20130320-Mobile-Homecoming.html)

Sunday (March 17th 2013)
Welcome dinner with elders, community members and residency organizers

Monday (March 18th 2013)
Pride month opening ceremony
Location:
Emerson Alumni Hall, UF
Time: 7:30pm

Mobile Homecoming founders Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Julia Roxanne Wallace are happy to support the campus organizations creating safe and transformative space for all of us to be proud of the contributions of LGBTQ folks to all of our communities.  We are excited to attend the Pride Month events, to introduce our projects and to invite the campus to our week of activities in Gainesville.

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Tuesday (March 19th 2013)
Lex is being interviewed for a French/German documentary about black women. More details coming soon.

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Wednesday (20th 2013)

Everyday Brilliance
a multimedia exhibit
Location: Institute of Black Culture (IBC) – 1510 University Ave., G-ville
Time: 12pm – 9pm

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The Mobile Homecoming Oracle
an interactive lecture
Location: UF Campus -IBC
Time: noon/lunch

The Mobile Homecoming Project has traveled around the United States interviewing LGBTQ black feminist visionaries about their dreams, their relationships, their everyday practices and their deepest held lessons.  In this interactive lecture founders Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Julia Roxanne Wallace share about how they created the project and engage audience participants in an activity that will allow them to draw wisdom from the Mobile Homecoming elders for whatever issues, questions and passions are most urgent to them right now.

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Where Have You Been All My Life:
A Mobile Homecoming Mixer for Women of Color and Genderqueer and Trans People of Color
Community Event –
contact 352-328-6520

The Mobile Homecoming Project invites you to learn more about the Mobile Homecoming, build community with folks of other ages and to share your own experiences of resilience at an informal event with the Mobile Homecoming founders Julia Roxanne Wallace and Alexis Pauline Gumbs.

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Thursday (21st 2013)

Class visit (African American Literature & Queer Theory)
Location: UF Campus
Time: 1:55 – 2:45pm

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No Legacy Let Go:  Mobile Homecoming Community Screening and Q&A
Location: Downtown library in Meeting Room A –  401 E. University Ave., G-ville
Time: 7:30-9pm

The Mobile Homecoming project presents an interactive multimedia screening of their documentary in process, including a praise poem video enabled performance, No Legacy Let Go which has screened at LGBTQ film festivals around the country and an interactive audience-participatory group poem based on the wisdom of the Black LGBTQ elders of the Mobile Homecomging experiential archive.

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who would benefit from our residencies?

Everyone!  Young people seeking a profound connection to legacy.  Elders with wisdom to share.  Teachers wanting to bring diverse stories into their classrooms.  Students looking for affirmation.  Community organizations hoping to do more intergenerational work.  Intergenerational organizations seeking tools and publicity.  Storytellers and oral historians looking for new models.  Kids with their whole lives ahead of them. Queer revolutionaries in the making.  Seasoned activists ready to pass or share the torch.   People of Color organizations learning to become accountable to LGBTQ folks of color. And everyone in between!!

2. What types of organizations do we partner with for residencies?

Mobile Homecoming partners with community, academic, religious and non-profit organizations and all kinds of schools. We have co-created informal intergenerational living room conversations; performed at large universities; curated readings at bookstores; designed workshop for community organizations and even done skillshares in bars!

Our partnerships are created specifically with the individuals or organization with which we are developing a relationship. The audiences we work with range in age from elementary school age to folks in their eighties but all within the context of positive transformation and growing closer together.

3. What are the outcomes of a Mobile Homecoming residency?

The outcomes of a Mobile Residency are tailored to the needs of the partner institutions and include:

  • a site specific installation and/or media piece
  • connections between local educational/community institutions and local Black feminist LGBTQ visionaries
  • shared knowledge from Black Feminist LGBTQ elders and visionaries
  • models for community accountable scholarship and archive building
  • affirmation of Black LGBTQ communities and other oppressed people
  • profound connection across generations
  • increased visibility for a program or organization

4. How much does it cost?

(costs do not include transportation and housing)
University Residencies – 4000 for 1 week

University Workshops and Lecture- 1500  for one workshop or lecture

Community Organization Residencies and Partnerships are negotiable

5. Where have you done residencies or visits before? Where in the near future?

University of Maryland at College Park
University of Texas, Austin
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Fahari Cultural Arts Institute Dallas, TX

Stay tuned for details on our upcoming visits to:

Vanderbilt University

University of Florida

Ramapo College

Columbia University

6. What do other people say about our residencies?

People stop us on the street and tell us we changed their lives.

“My students (past and present actually) were really excited about your project and had MUCH to say to me about it. My students in Intro to Black Women’s Studies really enjoyed your performance as well. They talked at length about it the next day in class. ” – Bettina Judd

http://hellagay.tumblr.com/post/12449708918/ive-had-a-huge-crush-on-alexis-pauline-gumbs-ever

7. How long is a residency?

Each residency is an original creation negotiated with our hosts. Usually our visits lasts 4 -5 days.

8. What can I use to generate support from my institution/community for a Mobile Homecoming residency?

On a college campus university departments and student groups often collaborate to support our visit. We visit classrooms and collaborate with students in Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, Queer Studies, African/African American Studies and English Departments. Student groups and student activities have also benefited and contributed.

Community groups have reached out when they know we are going to be in their city and nearby allowing them to invite us at a much lower rate since we’re already their or allowing them to chip in on a conference or university visit.

In the past we have also been able to generate support for a visit to a community organization or campus by pairing it with a conference. Conferences often have honorariums and/or travel funds for presenters, keynote speakers, facilitators, etc.

9. What is some media from past residencies?

Videos & Podcasts

10. What equipment/space needs do we have? (aka rider)

The equipment we need depends on the specific residency components. But typically we require adjustable lighting, a sound system and video projection system with Mac DVI and mini DVI adapters. In larger spaces like an auditorium or hotel ballroom the sound system should include 2 microphones. For details please request a copy of our rider.

11. What work will we have to do to get the MBHC to come for a residency?

The first step is to email us at mobilehomecoming@gmail.com and let us know who you are and what you hope to accomplish; when and where you want us to visit. Then we will continue to design the residency together. Some other things to think about are:

  1. possible co-sponsors
  2. date
  3. advertising within your community
  4. accommodations and food for our visit

12. What is the Mobile Homecoming residency rated?

Every residency is unique but our residencies are for general audiences and can be customized upon request.

13. What if we don’t have enough money for a residency?

Let us know if you are interested in having us visit. We may already be coming to the area and able to visit for a reduced rate. Also, collaborating with other departments within your organization or community. Crowdfunding through social media has worked well in the past too.