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Queery is an art-based violence prevention discursive education program based in Westchester. Our name, Queery, is a mash up of the sociological critical theory called queer theory. And since not everyone studies lgbtq issues in college, we aim to make queer theory accessible and fun for everyone.

Our first project was called Sticks and Stones: Reclaiming Names that Were Used to Hurt Us. In Sticks and Stones, we took 25 words that are used within and against LGBTQ communities and created beautifully designed and fun rebuses (a visual puzzle). Over the last year, these rebuses have been set up in an art gallery setting at pride events, colleges, lgbtq programs and centers, youth programs, the NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence Prevention Summit in 2018 and 2019 and the DOH’s Bureau of Women, Infant and Adolescent Health Conference in 2019.