Fourth Annual Conference

Keynote Speaker: Pat Griffin

Schedule
• 9am Check-in
• 9:25 Conference Committee & MCLA Welcome
• 9:40 Keynote Speaker (Pat Griffin)
• 10:15 Workshop 1
• 11:10 Workshop 2
• 12:05 Lunch
• 12:50 Workshop 3
• 1:45 Workshop 4
• 2:40 Capstone Experience/Reflection/Evaluation
• 3-4pm Social Hour

Workshop Session 1

  • 36 Years of Marching: Northampton’s Pride History – J.M. Sorrell
  • Transgender 101 – Jennifer Hunt
  • When Love Hurts: Bringing Our Last Skeleton Out of the Closet – Jennifer Wahr
  • Intersectional Discrimination: Race and Sexual Identity – Bella Vendetta and Jalyssa Arline
  • Tobacco and the LGBT Community … Let’s Fight … Let’s Win! – Joyce Brewer
  • The Politics of Passing – Elizabeth Kurz-Michel

Workshop Session 2

  • Best Practices and Policies for Creating Inclusive Sports Teams for LGBTQ People – Pat Griffin
  • LGBTQIAP+ Community 101 for Community/Youth Workers – Carrisa Sacherski
  • The LGBTQ Community and Lyme Disease: Inclusiveness in Healthcare Advocacy – Kenneth Mercure
  • Homophobia and Its Roots in Misogyny – Drew Herzig
  • Queer 300: Lost Voices in Queer History – MCLA QSU E-Board: E.D. Bibbins, Falyn Elhard, Victoria Rodriguez, Hunter Schrade, and Kyle Oxx

Workshop Session 3

  • Safe Zone Workshop: Part 1 – Amanda Beckwith
  • Owning our Coming Out Experience: Looking at Cass’ Coming Out Model and Exploring Our Own Experience Through Writing – Tayler Wiese
  • My Life as a Teen: A Half-Century Ago and Today – Ed Sederbaum and Live Out Loud Youth Program
  • More Than Flying a Rainbow Flag: An Introduction to Pastoral Care for LGBTQ+ for Leaders in Faith Communities – Joseph Farnes
  • Bi/Pan Sexual Erasure – Jennifer Hunt
  • A Search for Myself: LGBTQIAP+ Individuals in Comics and Video Games – Samwise Fox

Workshop Session 4

  • Safe Zone Workshop: Part 2 – Amanda Beckwith
  • Let’s Talk About It: A Discussion for Parents and Youth about Puberty, Sex, and Consent – Karen Ruiz
  • I Think/Know My Child is L/G/B/T/Q… What Do I Do Now? – Judy Narducci and Lisa Parise
  • LGBTQ+ Spirituality: Life, Hope, and the Courage to Be Who You Are – Joseph Farnes
  • Unheard Voices: Stories of LGBT History – Heather Quire, M.S. Ed.

 

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