TOn October 11, 2020, Bisexual Organizing Project held its annual meeting and board elections via Zoom. We are excited to announce our newly elected Board of Directors!
Chair: Jeff Burfiend, They/Them
Co-Chair: Devin Malone, He/Him
Secretary: Kimberly Malone, She/Her
Treasurer: Sarah Ann Post, She/Her
Leah Yoemans, She/Her
Shawna McNamara, She/Her
Kristin Massmann, She/Her
Kate Kunkel Bailey, She/Her
Emily Boyajin, She/Her
Newly Elected Directors-at-Large:
Lakisha Joy Latham, She/Her
Barb Silvis, She/Her
Sirius Chessmore, He/Him
Antonio Rodriguez, He/Him
Tess Huber, She/Her
Congratulations and welcome to our new and returning officers and directors-at-large. We are excited to start a new year of bi+ support, advocacy, and social justice with you!
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.