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Task Force seeks workshop proposals for Creating Change Conference 2006

Date: 
May 01, 2006

This year's conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 8 - 12; workshop proposal submission deadline is July 14

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Roberta Sklar, Director of Communications
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WASHINGTON, May 1 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force today announced the release of its Request for Proposed Presentations/Workshops (RFP) — the document that guides activists and organizers through the workshop proposal process — for its 19th annual Creating Change Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 8–12, 2006. With more than 2,000 attendees, Creating Change is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizing conference in the United States. Download the RFP at www.CreatingChange.org.

Proposals are due to the Task Force by 6 p.m. on July 14.

“The Creating Change Conference is the must-attend professional development event for our movement’s activists,” said Russell Roybal, director of the Task Force’s Movement Building department. “Fifty percent of the Creating Change programming is generated by activist leaders who know they have skills, best practices and inspiration to share. We urge all who want to teach, train and motivate their colleagues to submit a proposal for a workshop. Don’t just create change; teach your comrades how to create change!

Conference presenters will receive a steeply discounted registration fee.

For online proposal submission and conference information, visit www.CreatingChange.org.

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The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the political power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community from the ground up. We do this by training activists, organizing broad-based campaigns to defeat anti-LGBT referenda and advance pro-LGBT legislation, and by building the organizational capacity of our movement. Our Policy Institute, the movement’s premier think tank, provides research and policy analysis to support the struggle for complete equality and to counter right-wing lies. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., we also have offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis and Cambridge.