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CREATING CHANGE 2022: SCHEDULE

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Saturday, March 19, 2022

Opening Plenary

12:00 to 1:00 pm ET / 9:00 to 10:00 am PT

  • Sandra Valls, Program Emcee
  • Language Access Presentation
  • Land Acknowledgment
  • Keynote - Beverly Little Thunder
  • SAGE Advocacy Award - Jose Albino
  • Immigration Award - Ola Osifo Osaze
  • State of the Movement Keynote - Kierra Johnson & Mayra Hidalgo Salazar

Day-Long Institutes

2:00 to 6:30 pm ET / 11:00 am to 3:30 pm PT

  • API Institute. Join LGBTQ AAPI community members for open, collaborative roundtable discussions on advocating for LGBTQ AAPI folks, creating intentional safe spaces for our community to flourish, building the groundwork for elevating leaders, and planning for the future.
  • Black Institute: Intersectional by Nature. The Black Institute is a space for all Black LGBTQ+/SGL people to get balm, reflection, joy, movement building, skill-building, and shared knowledge designed to strengthen the national Black LGBTQIA+/SGL movement in the United States and where applicable throughout the African Diaspora. This year's institute will be a space where new tools and models of healing, advocacy, and organizing are shared, birthed, and spread along with an in-depth session with Black LGBTQ+/SGL elected officials in NBJC's Good Trouble Network.
  • Indigenous Fortitude and Brilliance. This day-long institute is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ indigenous, indigiqueer & two spirit people to share their experience & cultural importance with the broader LGBTQ+ community & would-be allies. Participants will learn, grow & cultivate cultural humility. Topics of interest will encircle traditional roles, contemporary challenges & fortified futures. Euro settler descendants will yield to the indigenous narrative. The Creating Change Indigenous Leadership Planning Committee recognizes the term indigenous includes people of many nations, including those outside of Turtle Island or what is called the United States, North, Central & South America. Presenters in this day-long institute primarily reflect those from north “American” territories & are the gathered knowledge of the individual & is not to be understood as a copy/paste culture for all indigenous lives.
  • Union = Fuerza Latinx Institute. The day-long Union=Fuerza Latinx Institute aims to develop LGBTQ+ Latinx through capacity-building, leadership development, and creating alliance building opportunities for LGBTQ+ Latinx people.
  • White People's Institute: Resisting White Supremacy Culture. We will do a deep dive into white supremacy culture - how WSC impacts us personally and organizationally and how we can build the tools and practices to resist WSC and build organizations and teams that center collective liberation.

Opening Cruise

7:00 to 9:00 pm ET / 4:00 to 6:00 pm PT

What’s the connection you won’t forget at CC22? The Sexual Liberation Collective is delighted to bring you the Opening Cruise. Whether you’re looking to find a new friend, a sexy hook-up, or a love of your life, the Opening Cruise is the place to be!

Barbara Satin Retirement Party: Celebrating a Legend

7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT

This year, we celebrate our longtime faith leader Barbara Satin, a transgender activist who has worked on issues of aging, faith, and gender justice, as she steps down as Faith Work Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force, following decades of leadership and advocacy for LGBTQ people of faith, elders and transgender communities.

Agents of Change Masquerade Ball

9:00 pm to 12:00 am ET / 6:00 to 9:00 pm PT

The house/ballroom community stems from a place of resilience, strength, and survival of LGBT BIPOC in the US. During the 1940s Harlem Renaissance, elaborate pageants featuring Black and Latinx LGBT community members gave rise to what is known today as the house/ballroom community. In the 1970s & 80s shaped greatly by economic, social and political forces, the first houses were created. Their structure stems from what we know best, families; mother, father, and of course, the children, each with their own talent, gift and personal struggle. Join us as we bring to life and give LIFE to the ballroom community.

Gayme Night

9:00 pm to 12:00 am ET / 6:00 to 9:00 pm PT

Games include: Jackbox games, a party game, trivia, and D&D, courtesy of Save Point Tabletop Gaming. Games hosted by Cary Webb of National LGBTQ Task Force.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Interfaith Service - Faith, Spirituality and Activism

9:30 to 10:45 am ET / 6:30 to 7:45 am PT

All are invited to this celebration of inter-religious collaboration. In today’s polarized world, the quest for the sacred and the divine is even more essential. Come join clergy, lay leaders, and practitioners of a myriad of faith traditions that draw strength from spirituality and community.

Day-Long Institutes

12:30 to 5:00 pm ET / 9:30 am to 2:00 pm PT

  • Faith Institute: Progressive LGBTQ+ Issues From A Faith Perspective (11:00 am to 4:00 pm ET / 8:00 am to 1:00 pm PT). A gathering aimed at addressing a variety of important progressive and LGBTQ+ issues from a faith perspective.
  • Aging and Thriving Across Generations. Attendees and presenters will have an opportunity to share stories of activism and how change is happening across generations. Presenters will engage participants in dialogue about strategies for success, program designs, and best practices.
  • Crisis & Resilience: Strategies for International LGBTQ+ Solidarity. The global export of homophobia, sexism, and transphobia from the US religious and political right places LGBTQ+ people, their families, and allies around the world in harm’s way. The historical and current waves of neo-colonialism, white supremacy, and Christian exceptionalism result in challenges to human dignity and equal rights for LGBTQ+ people and their families, threats to women’s reproductive rights and health, and HIV-AIDS prevention and care. In the midst of this global crisis, international LGBTQ+ and ally activists are doing extraordinary resistance work, operating from their own agency and creative leadership, and demonstrating inspiring resilience. At a time when the US rejoins the United Nations Human Rights Council, re-establishes protections for transgender students and returns to upholding human rights; while the religious right is emboldened and seeks to use religious liberty arguments to deny LGBTQ+ rights, the work for US-based activists in international solidarity is even more important.
  • Innovative Approaches for Strengthening the Next Generation of HIV Leaders: Storytelling. Advocates and other allies learn a history of the person-first HIV advocacy movement, hear innovative advocacy strategies, and develop the skills to convey that history. Participants living with HIV will learn to use their lived experience as powerful tools in HIV advocacy at all levels of community to impact policy and legislative change.
  • Out From the Margins: Youth Activism, Mobilizing, and Direct Action 101. Young people demand change - conducting walk-outs, meeting with community and university leaders, and speaking out about LGBTQ health and rights. Still, we know demands are nothing without a plan and concrete tools to lead successful campaigns. This institute is designed to support young people interested in LGBTQ activism and organizing for change. In addition to Advocates for Youth staff, youth activists on the ground will share tips for participants to walk away with tools to develop a strategy, build collective power, and use that power to create meaningful, lasting change in both in-person and digital spaces.
  • Task Force Policy Institute. The Task Force presents a series of discussions on critical and timely policy activism in 2022. We'll hear from activists, litigators, and experts on the state of attacks on trans youth, abortion access, and voting rights across the country, and discuss what we need to do to meet the moment.
  • Prepare for Resilience: Queering Climate Change. As climate chaos escalates, LGBTQ+ people, especially QTBIPOC and people with disabilities, are among those communities hit first and worst. LGBTQ+ people also have a unique knowledge of what it takes to change, transition, and survive. Join us to discuss community responses to recent environmental disasters and unpack our role in the Just Transition towards life-affirming economies for people and the planet. You may want to attend this institute if you are: - employed in an LGBTQ+ center that wants to prepare for the disaster resilience of your communities.
  • Sex. HEAL. Action! As sexual violence, trauma, and healing continue to dominate the national stage; we take you on a journey to re-think everything you know about sex and re-build a framework for navigating your sexual landscape. The truth is, all of our sexual relations need an unlearning and a make-over. “Sex, HEAL, Action!” is an interactive activity-packed institute where you get to ask questions like, “why do I fear my fantasies?” or “when did I learn to be ashamed of my desires?” Exploring your own path of sexual evolution, we offer a model of sexual healing that launches from personal discovery into the political work of sexual liberation. Join us and bring your curiosity, open heart, and passion for changing the culture of sex itself!
  • Strength in Numbers: Building a Strong Bi+ Community. This year’s Bi-plus Institute will galvanize, empower, and strengthen bi+ individuals, building community and movement through learning and unlearning and the sharing of ideas, tools, and strategies. There will be a range of topics to engage with, not all directly related to bi+ organizing, to encourage understanding of intersectionality. This space is primarily for those who identify as bi+ (bi, pan, queer, or any other non-monosexual/romantic identity), though others are welcome to attend in an accomplice capacity. We hope that you come away with an understanding of bi+ cultural history/memory and find tools.

Closing Plenary

5:30 to 7:00 pm ET / 2:30 to 4:00 pm PT

  • Silent Scroll and Calling of Names
  • Leather Leadership Award - Billy Lane
  • Keynote - Amy Walter
  • Susan J. Hyde Award for Longevity in the Movement - Urvashi Vaid
  • Keynote - ALOK

Gayme Night

9:00 pm to 12:00 am ET / 6:00 to 9:00 pm PT

Games include: Jackbox games, a party game, and trivia.