Do you want to have a say in what BOP does this year? Want to help us build bi+ community through education, activism, and fun events? Don't miss our annual meeting and board elections this Sunday, 1/21 at 12:30 pm at North Regional Library, at 1315 N Lowry Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411! The meeting agenda is as follows:
-12:30 PM - Join us for lunch!
-1:30 (approx) - Annual presentation
-2:30 (approx) - Election of the 2018 Board of Directors
-3:30 (approx) - The first board meeting of the new board! BOP's board meetings are open to the community, and all are welcome to stay and participate.
Don't want to commit to a board position, but want to be more involved with BOP? Find out what kind of volunteer opportunities and committee positions are available! Bring YOUR ideas to US!
BOP's POC representation is poor. Historically, our relationships with POC communities have been poor. We need to do better, and we need more faces in the room from the parts of our community we are not reaching or serving. This is not an expectation for POC to come hold our hands and educate us about their oppression; it is an invitation to have a seat at a table that has previously failed to create space for you and needs to do better. We hope that we can start this year by making real strides towards better serving our Bi+ POC communities.
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.