2016 Creating Change Conference Co-Chairs Announced

Over 4,000 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Advocates and Allies are Expected to Attend 2016 Conference in Chicago

WASHINGTON, DC, April 22, 2015—The National LGBTQ Task Force has announced the host committee co-chairs for the 28th Annual National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change (“Creating Change”). The 2016 conference co-chairs, who represent diverse backgrounds within the greater Chicago community, are Precious Davis, Kenny Martin-Ocasio, Mary Morten, and Joshua Oaks. Over 4,000 LGBTQ advocates and allies are expected to attend the 2016 Creating Change set to take place January 20-24, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago.

“We are thrilled to announce that Precious Davis, Kenny Martin-Ocasio, Mary Morten, and Joshua Oaks will be serving as the 2016 Creating Change conference host committee co-chairs,” said Russell Roybal, National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy Executive Director. “Our 2016 Creating Change co-chairs are accomplished community leaders working toward advancing freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people in Chicago and beyond. They will be instrumental in making the 2016 conference the biggest and most successful yet.”

Since its inaugural Washington, DC conference in 1988, Creating Change has trained thousands of LGBTQ advocates and allies that have gone on to create positive and lasting change in support of basic rights and social justice for LGBTQ people. The conference is a unique five-day experience consisting of daylong institutes, dynamic plenary sessions, and over 350 skills-building workshops, presentations, and trainings. Creating Change also features networking sessions, film screenings, interfaith services, community caucuses, hospitality suites and special receptions.

The National LGBTQ Task Force and the conference co-chairs will be holding its first host committee meeting on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the Alexandroff Campus Center of Columbia College (600 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605). To learn more about the host committee co-chairs, please visit: http://www.creatingchange.org/cc16_hosts.php


Jorge Amaro
Media and Public Relations Director