January Program

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Theme: Diversity

When: January 17th, 3 PM - 7 PM EST



3:00 - 3:30 PM EST: Opening with Sir Volt & Master Ben


3:30 - 4:45 PM EST: Class 1

"Walking Through the Leather -Isms"

This class will take us on a tour of our own Leather "ISMS" as a group. No one person will be singled out in this exploration of commonly held biases and prejudices that hold us back in diversifying our events and organizations.

Presented by Mufasa Ali

Mufasa Ali has been a dedicated member of the leather community for more than 25 years! He is the founder of the Men of ONYX, ONYX National Council Chairman, Patriarch of Mufasa's Pride, Leather History Preservation Foundation founding Board Member, Mr World Leather 2006/2007 and the ONYX Leatherman 1997. Mufasa has received many awards including the Pantheon of Leather Marcus Hernandez Life Achievement Award, the Chuck Windemuth Mentorship Award at Mr. Chicago Leather Weekend, the Vi Johnson Community Leadership Award and the BlackBeat Leadership Award. He is the founder of the People of Color Caucus at IML & BlackBeat, the Leatherman and LeatherWoman of Color titles and a nationally known leather community speaker and educator/presenter on such topics as People of Color in Leather, Impact play, Leather Family, Leather Protocol, Spirituality & BDSM, Community Leadership and Diversity. Mufasa is a Husband, Daddy, Dad, Papa, Sir, Son and Brother to his leather family and honors them as his village of support.



4:45 - 5:00 PM EST: Break


5:00 - 7:00 PM EST: Afterglow Discussion with Mufasa Ali and Sir Volt