[act-ma] Equality Now! Northeast Regional LGBT Rights Conference - March 26-28

tom arabia tom_arabia at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 20 15:08:50 PDT 2010

>>Hey Everyone,
>>I wanted to invite all of you to the Northeast Regional LGBT Rights Conference that is taking place here in Somerville, MA on March 26-28.  Its open to all --whether you define yourself as LGBT, an activist, or just someone interested in equal rights for all people.  Come spend the weekend learning about LGBT rights issues, civil rights history, and strategizing about how we can all work together to obtain full federal LGBT equality.  Please forward this email on to any friends who might be interested in attending!
>>Keegan O'Brien
>>U Mass Boston LGBTQ Equality Coalition

>>LGBT Rights Making an Impact
>>Equality Across America Northeast Regional Conference
>>Join the Impact MA, Equality Across America, GLSEN Mass, and Cambridge Welcoming Ministries are pleased to present the Northeast Regional LGBT Conference for grassroots organizers by grassroots organizers.  Join us for two days and two nights as activists from across the northeast collaborate, discuss, educate, debate, and strategize about the struggle for full LGBT equality. 
>>On Saturday, March 27th, participants will lead and participate in workshops on civil rights and LGBT
>> history, issues
>> facing our movement, and the tactics and strategies needed to achieve full federal equality for all.  
>>Partial List of Confirmed Guest Speakers:
>>	* Staceyann Chin, Activist, Poet, Author 
>>	* Aiyi'nah Ford, Equality Across America Interim board member, Activist, Poet, Radio Personality 
>>	*  Sue Hyde, National Gay and Lesbian Task ForceDirector of Creating Change, Longtime Community Organizer          
>>	*  John Lauritsen, Veteran LGBT activist, market research analyst, publisher, and writer 
>>	* Tim McCarthy, Teaches history and literature at Harvard University, author of The RadicalReader: A Documentary
>> History of the
>> American Radical Tradition 
>>	* Rev. Irene Monroe, Writer, speaker, theologian, Coordinator of the African AmericanRoundtable of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry
>>	*  Gunner Scott, Founding member of Mass Transgender Political Coalition, nationally recognized activist, educator, and community organizer. 
>>	*  Jeff Sheng, Activist artist and teacher at UC Santa Barbara                    
>>	* Sherry Wolf, Activist and Author of Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics and Theory of LGBT Liberation       
>>Plus an amazing list of grassroots activists from across the Northeast region!   
>>Schedule of events:                                                
>>Friday night social event: 7:00-9:30pm
>>Saturday workshop schedule:
>>	* 8:00-9:00 – Registration 
>>	*  9:00-10:00 – Opening Panel 
>>	* 10:15-11:30 – Session I 
>>	* 11:45-1:00 – Session II 
>>	* 1:00-2:00 – Lunch on your own 
>>	*  2:00-3:15 – Session III 
>>	* 3:30-4:45 – Session IV 
>>	* 5:00-6:30 – Evening Panel
>>Sunday next steps session 12:30-3:00pm
>>Registration Rates
>>$10 Regular Sat/Sun Conference Ticket
>>$20 Solidarity Rate Sat/Sun Conference Ticket
>>$25 Group Endorsement - Includes a table at our activist fair & ticket to the conference
>>*Free childcare and scholarships will be provided upon request
>>Space is limited pre-register online today at www.jointheimpactma.com
>>Current List of Sponsoring Groups:
>>Boston PRIDE, Cambridge Welcoming Ministries, Equality Across America, First Presbyterian Church of Waltham, Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, GLSEN Mass, Global Justice Ministry, Haymarket Books, Join the Impact MA, Massachusetts Lesbian & Gay Bar Association, MassEquality, Mass. G/L Political Caucus, Mass National Organization of Women, Mass Transgender Political Coalition, Metropolitan Community Churches, Providence Equality Action Committee, Queer Rising Boston, Resist the Raids, SpeakOUT, Stonewall Communities, TransCEND, UMB LGBT Equality Coalition, UMB Queer
>> Student Center
>> To sponsor the event or for more information please contact: lgbt2010con at gmail.com

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