to mixed status families to transgender immigrants mistreated inICE detention. As a nation of immigrants, we are all affected byhow we ensure protections for everyone, regardless of genera-tions in the country. However, ensuring LGBT binational familiesand Uniting American Families Act are included in the immigra-tion legislation currently under debate in the Congress will requirework by advocates all over the country. This interactive workshopwill familiarize activists with the importance of LGBT advocacy forCIR, as well as equipping them with successful strategies for lob-bying Congress, raising awareness, and building coalitions withother immigration advocates.
Ben de Guzman, Co-Director for Programs, NationalQueer Asian Paciﬁc Islander Alliance, Washington, DC; JesseGarcia, President, LULAC 4871 - The Dallas Rainbow Council,Dallas , TX; Julie Kruse, Immigration Equality, Thomas Saenz,President, MALDEF
Creating Communities of Resistance/Change throughInnovative Sex Organizations and Businesses
Sexual Freedom • All Audiences
Innovative sex businesses are popping up all over. Cutting-edgesex educators and retailers are changing the face, offerings andquality of sex commerce. Come meet sex entrepreneurs and learnabout how sex-positive businesses are on the forefront of creatingresistance to right wing repression in their communities, and im-portantly, are helping us embody a healthier, more vibrant sexuality.
Tristan Taormino, Sex Educator, Author, Entrepre-neur; I.G. Rivera, Sex Educator, Principal, Poly Patao Productions
Health as a Tool for Social Justice Organizing
Health • Intermediate
This interactive workshop will explore how good health and ac-cess to high-quality healthcare that values and promotes our over-all well-being are issues that cut across multiple diverse identitiesand affect all members of the LGBT community. After discussingsome of the many facets of health and healthcare, participantswill brainstorm strategies for addressing health issues facing theLGBT community by mobilizing the community around these is-sues in pursuit of health equity and social justice.
Kellan E. Baker, Policy Associate, National Coali-tion for LGBT Health, Washington, DC; Rebecca Fox, ExecutiveDirector, National Coalition for LGBT Health, Washington, DC
Immigration and Indigenous Borders
People of Color • 3 Hour Session • All Audiences
Some immigration activists call for the dissolution of all nationalborders. But what does this mean for current sovereignty strug-gles of Indigenous nations? How do First Nation peoples whohave been colonized by immigrants and some who have had theirnations divided by colonial borders (e.g. US-Mexico) view the cur-rent forces of imperialism that have created a global population of migrant workers? Join us as we take a collective journey to iden-tify common ground that respects the intersection of our histories,shared legacies and strategies in an effort to transcend bordersfor an inclusive movement for liberation. This is an open sessionfor First Nations / Two Spirit / Indigenous folks & allies.
Coya Artichoker, First Nations Collective,Minneapolis, MN; Lucia Leandro Gimeno, Audre Lorde Project,Brooklyn, NY; Paulina Hernandez, Co-Director, Southerners onNew Ground, New Market, TN; Melissa Hoskins, First NationsCollective
Latino (LGBT) Community Outreach 101
People of Color • All Audiences
In the past ten years, the US Latino population has both grown,as well as migrated to states that had not previously seen Latinocommunities. This workshop is designed to help LGBT activistsand organizations begin and/or strengthen their Latino outreachefforts. Let’s increase your capacity to both meet the needs of LGBT Latinos, as well as, collaborate and build relationships withyour larger Latino communities. Note: Workshop not intended forLatino/a LGBT activists.
Francisco Dueñas, Proyecto Igualdad Coordinator,Lambda Legal, Los Angeles, CA
Transgender Community & Issues • All Audiences
Transgendered people have no place to retreat. Society literallyfunnels them into the bottom of the prison system. The strugglefor transgendered equality is only beginning and the last great CivilRights struggle remaining to be fought in the Land of the Free.Learn how to become involved in this struggle and ways that youcan be an effective ally to trans people in your community. Help tocreate a nurturing society where we can all be healed and growand fulﬁll our potentials.
Dani Williams, T.G.I.Justice Project, San Francisco, CA
Recruiting, Retention & Succession Planning;Building Sustainable Leadership Teams
Organizational Development • All Audiences
This workshop will provide information and implementable toolsfor attendees around the critical organizational areas of recruit-ing, retention and succession planning. The session will feature apanel of experts in a moderated discussion and allow attendeesto pose questions speciﬁc to their organizations and to share bestpractices. Participants will gain exposure to market-leading think-ing from the expert panel and engage in a robust exchange of practical experience with their peers in the movement.
Eliza Byard, Executive Director, GLSEN, New York,NY; Kevin Chase, McCormack & Associates, Toluca Lake, CA;Joe McCormack, McCormack & Associates, Toluca Lake, CA;Gregg Passin, Principal Mercer Consulting, New York, NY
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force•
Creating Change 2010