Call for Workshops: Equality Across America: Midwest Conference 2010

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Equality Across America Midwest Regional Conference
Unite and Fight: Strategizing for LGBTQ Civil Rights and Equality
March 12-14, 2010 @ Columbia College, Chicago

Start Time:
Friday, March 12, 2010 at 7:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 10:00pm
Location:
Columbia College Chicago
Street:
For more info, contact unitefightmidwest@gmail.com

Featuring::
* Staceyann Chin, performance poet and LGBTQ civil rights activist
* Dan Choi, infantry officer in the US Army discharged under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
* Adam Bouska, photographer and creator of the "NO H8" campaign

* To propose a workshop for the conference please go here: http://tinyurl.com/unitefightworkshops

The following workshops and plenaries have been formally proposed thus far:

Opening Plenary: Why We Won't Wait for Full Equality
Trans 101 For Activists
Netroots 101
Successfully Taking on the Religious Right
Convincing the Democratic Party to Take Us Seriously
Art and Activism
Saturday evening Plenary: Debates on Movement Strategy
Sunday organizing session: Plans for Action

Lots of other great suggested workshops have no leaders yet, claim them now:

Lessons from the Black Civil Rights Movement
Judicial strategy/14th amendment
Legislative reform and Constitutional Law
How to build a regional/national network
Building a LGBT nat'l college network
Why Don't Ask, Don't Tell matters
Coming out in the military
Gender Identity Dysphoria (GID)
Tactics: Direct Action, Electoralism, or both?
Anti-racism and the LGBT struggle
Starting your own activist group
HIV activism
Movement history: About ACT UP
The 1400+ federal benefits conferred by civil marriage
International LGBT issues and victories
Collaboration with organized labor
On Church-State separation
Organizing the Religious Left
Building faith-based support
Outreach to straight allies
Workplace equality and ENDA
Communication and media work
A campaign to bus same sex couples to equal marriage states

* To propose a workshop please go here: http://tinyurl.com/unitefightworkshops

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