CREATING CHANGE CONFERENCE GOES VIRTUAL IN 2021
LEADING LGBTQ+ ACTIVIST CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ONLINE
(Washington, DC, July 16, 2020) For the first time in its 33-year history, the Creating Change Conference will be a completely virtual event. Given the ongoing public health crisis and current safety regulations, we will be unable to host Creating Change as an in-person convening in Washington, DC, in January 2021.
“We are disappointed we will be unable to gather in person, one of the most powerful elements of Creating Change, but the Task Force is committed to planning a virtual experience that is diverse, accessible, and addresses the many issues facing LGBTQ+ communities,” said Andy Garcia, Director of Creating Change.
“We are reaching out to the Creating Change family and convening a virtual host committee,” continued Garcia. “We will do our best to provide an experience that closely resembles what we’ve all come to expect from Creating Change. There are, of course, some things we won’t be able to replicate online, but we will also be able to include experiences and activities we’ve never been able to before. A virtual Creating Change conference also means we will be accessible to many more participants, including many who may have wanted to join us in person but have been unable to for various reasons,” continued Garcia.
The current vision for the Creating Change conference is an online pre-event in the fall, followed by a multi-day online experience in January 2021. The goal of the Task Force staff and partner organizations is to create an exceptionally engaging, accessible, and relevant conference experience that promotes the values of the Task Force, as well as the work of our staff and partner organizations across the movement.
Tentatively planned is a Queering Racial Justice Institute on October 10th, 2020. The multi-day conference will be held January 27-31, 2021. For more information go to www.creatingchange.org
Cathy Renna, Interim Communications Director, National LGBTQ Task Force, firstname.lastname@example.org, 917-757-6123