Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues: Understanding the Nonprofit Industrial Complex

Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues: Understanding the Nonprofit Industrial Complex is a series by Dean Spade and Hope Dector

Queer Dreams Part 1: What Are We Fighting For?

Featuring N’Tanya Lee, Dean Spade, Trishala Deb, Reina Gossett, and Kenyon Farrow

Queer Dreams Part 2: How Do Rich People Control Our Movements

Featuring Urvashi Vaid, Dean Spade, and Christine Ahn

Queer Dreams Part 3: The Nonprofit Hamster Wheel

Featuring Urvashi Vaid, Craig Willse, Andrea Ritchie, Amber Hollibaugh, and Shira Hassan

Queer Dreams Part 4: Who’s In Charge

Featuring N’Tanya Lee, Urvashi Vaid, Jason Walker, Paulina Helm-Hernandez, Craig Willse, Dean Spade, and Imani Henry

Queer Dreams Part 5: Basebuilding

Featuring Dean Spade, N’Tanya Lee, and Amber Hollibaugh

Queer Dreams Part 6: Where Do We Go From Here?

Featuring Andrea Ritchie, Dean Spade, Craig Willse, and Amber Hollibaugh

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In October 2013, the Barnard Center for Research on Women and The Engaging Tradition Project at The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School co-convened a conference called Queer Dreams and Non-Profit blues to examine the critiques emerging from queer and feminist activists and scholars about the impact of funding on social movement agendas and formations. During the conference, Hope Dector from BCRW and Dean Spade from The Engaging Tradition Project conducted interviews with many of the speakers about their analysis and strategies related to the conference themes. These interviews were edited into 30 short videos that aim to bring these critical perspectives into an accessible format for use in activist spaces and classrooms. These videos highlight the type of knowledge production that is possible when the boundaries between activism and the academy are actively traversed. These videos are also included in The Scholar & Feminist Online issue 12.1-12.2, “Activism and the Academy”: http://sfonline.barnard.edu/activism-and-the-academy