BOP has plenty of upcoming fun events to keep you connected to community! Hope to see you around!
Bi+ Board Game Night
Thursday, November 1 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. Louis Park Public Library: 3240 Library Ln, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55426
Bi+ friends, come meet us for a low-key game night in the St. Louis Park Library meeting room. We will bring a few games to choose from. Feel free to bring some of your favorite games to share. Food is not allowed in this space. Water will need to be in a sealed container. The meeting room is near the entrance of the library. Bathrooms are accessible and there are drinking fountains. The room is limited to 40 people, but we will limit this event to 20 people to keep the event small and low key. Please keep your RSVP updated so we can plan for a good night. Also, feel free to just come and hang out and chat, knit, etc. Please avoid scents. Dress comfortable.
Bi+ Book Club: "The City & the City" by China Miéville
Wednesday, November 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Quatrefoil Library: 1220 E Lake St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Do you love to read and talk about books? Join Bisexual Organizing Project-BOP's Bi+ Book Club, a place to read fiction, biography, creative non-fiction, history, theory, and activist works. Come discuss readings and ideas about, for, and by bisexuals and other non-monosexual folks.
Summary: When a murdered woman is found in the city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks to be a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad. To investigate, Borlú must travel from the decaying Beszel to its equal, rival, and intimate neighbor, the vibrant city of Ul Qoma. But this is a border crossing like no other, a journey as psychic as it is physical, a seeing of the unseen. With Ul Qoman detective Qussim Dhatt, Borlú is enmeshed in a sordid underworld of nationalists intent on destroying their neighboring city, and unificationists who dream of dissolving the two into one. As the detectives uncover the dead woman’s secrets, they begin to suspect a truth that could cost them more than their lives. What stands against them are murderous powers in Beszel and in Ul Qoma: and, most terrifying of all, that which lies between these two cities.
Bi+ Community Discussion
Thursday, November 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Boneshaker Books: 2002 23rd Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Come join our discussion group the THIRD Thursday of every Month. This is a safe and welcoming environment and a great way to navigate bi+ issues and bond with other community members. We are gathering at 6pm to chit chat and order food and drinks. We will change the location each month, so please keep an eye on where to meet. A Board member facilitator will bring topics to get the conversation started or we can talk about your questions and issues. Feel free to bring snacks!
Bi+ Board Game Night
Tuesday, December 4 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Minneapolis Central Library: 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
Bi+ friends, come meet us for a low-key game night at the Minneapolis Central Library in the Mark E. Johnson Conference Room N202. We will bring a few games to choose from. Feel free to bring some of your favorite games to share. Food is not allowed in this space. Water will need to be in a sealed container. The meeting room is on the second floor - there is an elevator. Bathrooms are accessible and there are drinking fountains. This event is limited to 20 people. Please keep your RSVP updated so we can plan for a good night. Also, feel free to just come and hang out and chat, knit, etc. Please avoid scents. Dress comfortable.
BECAUSE 2020 Cancelled
The BECAUSE leadership team and the BOP board have been reviewing forecasts for what this Fall will look like including continued COVID hotspots, limitations on travel, and how people are going to be feeling about being large groups. We feel the most responsible action at this time is to cancel BECAUSE 2020. We have explored moving the conference on line as many conferences and gatherings have done and find it is not the best option for BECAUSE.
The BOP board is developing virtual community building that we hope will help bridge this time for our community. Please check out BOP's Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Meetup Group, and Twitter to stay informed of upcoming events.
We are currently in discussion with our location, Wellstone Center, and our planned speakers and special guests to make BECAUSE 2021 one of the best ever. We hope you will join us in October 2021.
Build, serve and advocate for an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community to promote social justice.
Within the next five years grow Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) into a successfully-run Upper Midwest nonprofit organization with annual funding of $100,000 that provides community building, education, and advocacy for the bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community and our allies.