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The MN Campus Alliance is a completely volunteer organization made of dedicated individuals from across the state. It needs your energy and voice to create change on Minnesota College and university campuses. Join the Executive Board! Become a trainer! Serve on a committee! To nominate yourself or another person for any of the roles, please complete our nomination survey. Executive Board will elect positions no later than December 1, 2012. Eligibility Requirements: At the time of their election, the nominee must be a resident of the state of Minnesota, or primarily engaged within the state of Minnesota.
Communications Coordinator: Time Commitment: Approximately 40 hours a month. Responsibilities Include: Manage branding guide, update and design MN Campus Alliance print materials, webmaster of MN Campus Alliance web site, manage social media account; and working with Internal Relations Coordinator to schedule minor web site updates.
At-Large Representatives (8): Time Commitment: Approximately 10 hours per month. Responsibilities Include: Acting as a pipeline for the MN Campus Alliance; serving on the Outreach Committee; and working to promote Training and Education Initiatives. After their election, 2 of the 8 At-Large Representatives will be appointed as the Diversity and Inclusion Representative and the Communications Representative, both of which have a time commitment of approximately 30 hours per month.
Co-Chairs (2): Time Commitment: Approximately 50 hours per month Responsibilities Include: Co-Chairing the Board, co-chairing the Governance Committee; calling Board meetings once per month; assigning tasks to Coordinators, Representatives, and the Ex-Officio Board Members at needs; providing organizational structure and ensuring the organization is fulfilling every aspect of its mission and goals; working with the Development and Finance Coordinators to create a budget; and maintaining a public image consistent with the values and expectations of the MN Campus Alliance and its Board.
Ex-Officio Compliance Board Member: Time Commitment: Approximately 10 hours per month. Responsibilities Include: The Ex-Officio Compliance Bard Member will work closely with the Cho-Chairs, the Development and Finance Coordinators, and as needed with other Coordinators ensure that all accounting practices, tax reporting, donor fund and budget management, insurance matters, conflict of interest investigations, and payroll responsibilities, are managed and completed on a timely bases and in compliance with the law. Additionally, they shall draft implementation guide to the MN Campus Alliance governance and finance policies; and shall ensure that all members of the Board are trained on all policies and procedures. Additionally, in partnership with the Board, they will negotiate, draft, and manage the terms of the MN Campus Alliance’s relationship with other organizations.
Education Coordinator: Time Commitment: Approximately 40 hours per month. Responsibilities include: The Education Coordinator chairs the Education Committee and manages the Training and Education Program; coordinates the training and educating of the MN Campus Alliance Executive Board; develops and implements educational trainings that serve college campuses and corporations; advertises, promotes, and schedules trainings; and works with Lead Trainers, Trainers, Trainers-in-Training, Panelists and additional observers to ensure trainings are adequately staffed.
Development Coordinator: Time Commitment: Approximately 40 hours per month.
Responsibilities Include: Chairing the Development Committee; being the primary contact for recruiting sponsors for signature events and streaming fundraising processes; researching fundraising and granting opportunities; coordinating all fundraising opportunities, building individual, community, and corporate donor bases; building and maintaining relationships with current and potential donors; working with the Finance Coordinator to create budgets and projected goals for fundraising.
Finance Coordinator: Time Commitment: Approximately 40 hours per month. Responsibilities Include: The Finance Coordinator’s responsibilities include chairing the Finance Committee; maintaining the MN Campus Alliance finances; collecting receipts and sending out invoices and reimbursements with respect to all financial transactions; completing and reporting financial statements and recent financial activities at each Board meeting; insuring the timely and accurate submission of all taxes and financial documentation to the IRS and MDR; overseeing the MN Campus Alliance’s budget in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; and working with the Development Coordinator and Co-Chairs to create budgets and projected goals for fundraising.
Outreach Coordinator: Time Commitment: Approximately 40 hours per month. The Outreach Coordinator’s responsibilities include chairing the Outreach Committee; working with the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the recruiting, retention, and long-term strategies toward maintaining a diverse membership consistent with the mission, vision, and diversity statement of the MN Campus Alliance; building and maintaining MN Campus Alliance membership; identifying and organizing staffing at events where MN Campus Alliance can table or display literature; and working with the At-Large Representatives to reach out to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members across the state to develop pipelines across Minnesota colleges and university campuses.
Here’s the link to our MOCC 2012 Program Guide! Welcome Letters! Campus Map and Parking Info! Workshop Schedule! Everyone will get a copy of the program guide in their swag bag when they check in at the registration table!
What can one Tweet do? Let you know that Kate Bornstein, self-described author, performer, and advocate for teens, freaks & other outlaws, is coming to your town! We saw that Kate was going to be in the Twin Cities for a book fair Saturday October 12, so we thought let’s invite her to MOCC2012! Thanks to the support of SHIFT MN and University of MN GLBTA Programs Office, Kate will be leading a featured presentation on Sunday October 14.
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HISTORY: Founded in 2010 by Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid, Everyone Is Gay began as an advice website for all with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth. Through an integration of humor, honesty, and pictures of kittens on several social media outlets, Kristin and Dannielle found that they were able to support these youth while keeping them laughing. In 2011, Everyone Is Gay began visiting schools and community centers to reach a larger audience and to continue promoting a message of equality.
VISION: Everyone Is Gay envisions and works to create a future where people are kind to one another, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity; a future where we allow ourselves to connect across socially constructed divides through laughter and honesty; a future where human equality is realized through accessible, daily acts of change.
MISSION: Everyone Is Gay is an advice website for all, with an emphasis on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) youth. The website uses humor and honesty to support these youth, to dialogue with others in the LGBTQ community, and to simultaneously keep everyone laughing. Everyone Is Gay also works to increase awareness at high school and college campuses through an ongoing, nationwide tour.
Source: About Us!
Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.
Founded in the Fall of 2001 and launched a year later in October of 2002, Campus Pride started as an online community and resource clearinghouse under the name Campus PrideNet. The original founding partners were M. Chad Wilson, Sarah E. Holmes & Shane L. Windmeyer. In 2006, the organization broadened its outreach efforts and restructured as the current educational non-profit organization Campus Pride. As part of the restructuring process, the Lambda 10 Project for LGBT Fraternity & Sorority Issues (www.lambda10.org) became an educational initiative of Campus Pride. The executive director is national LGBT civil rights leader and campus pioneer Shane L. Windmeyer.
Source: What is Campus Pride?
Thanks to the support of St. Olaf College & Alumni, we are proud to welcome Natalie (Klueg) Clark , a bisexual queer speaker and author and humorist from MN, as our closing keynote speaker on Sunday October 14 at MOCC. Natalie has presented workshops at MOCC since 2007! Excited to have Natalie on the big stage!
Follow Natalie at twitter.com/BiQueerious and compliqueer.tumblr.com.
Thanks to the support of St. Olaf College & Alumni, we are excited to have Coya Artichoker return as a MOCC keynote speaker. Coya Artichoker, a Sicangu Lakota born and raised on the Rosebud Reservation, has been an activist in social justice movements since the age of 15 and is a founding collective member of First Nations Two Spirit Collective. Welcome back!
Check out Coya’s work!
Thanks to the support of Carleton College, we are proud to welcome Kye Allums, the first transgender man to play NCAA Division I college basketball, as our opening speaker on Friday October 12 at MOCC.
To learn more about Kye, who is from St. Paul and a proud memebr of the National Black Justice Coalition’s Leadership Advisory Council, check out the following articles:
Hello everyone! We hope you aren’t too sunburned from last week’s TC Pride 2012 festivities! We had a fantastic time at the Festival in Loring Park meeting all of you and hearing your stories. Thank you for stopping by and visiting us.
Unfortunately, when we returned Sunday morning to table again we discovered that our supply box, which contains our tabling materials, brochures, MOCC flyers, and email sign up sheets, was missing. We are currently working with the TC Pride Executive Director to find out more information. While we were sad at the loss, we stayed at out all day Sunday! We’ve still got our Pride! We will post a more formal response soon as we find out more details. If you signed up on our email list, please contact us again so we can be in touch! Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
By the way, have a fabulous MOCC workshop idea? Proposal applications are live now! Go to this page, http://mncampusalliance.wordpress.com/mocc/, to find out how to submit yours! Registration dates will be announced in July.
Hello MOCC Attendees,
We are very excited for you to join us on the campus of St Cloud State University this weekend for the 6th annual Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference.
This conference is a chance for you to network and build coalitions with students from all over Minnesota. You will have the chance to talk about issues and topics that are being faced on campuses and the larger community. You will also be challenged as well as learn valuable skills to further your developing leadership through several keynote speakers, a movie showing, an out professionals panel, and six sessions of fun, exciting, and exhilarating workshops. We will also be providing entertainment both on Friday and Saturday night. We have a Mas’queer’ade ball on Friday night and on Saturday, we are having an SCSU Drag Show.
Please read all signs when parking on campus. Most lots are open and free starting at 3 P.M. on Friday through the weekend; we cannot make any guarantees for parking. There will be signs throughout campus directing you to Atwood Memorial Center where you can check in.
Here is a closer look at the conference:
Friday, November 4th:
6:00 PM Registration (ongoing) Atwood Memorial Center
7:00 PM – 7:15 PM Opening Ceremony Ritsche Auditorium
7:15 PM – 8:15 PM Adrienne Williams (keynote) Ritsche Auditorium
8:15 PM – 9:45 PM Strange Like Me Ritsche Auditorium
9:30PM-11:30PM Mas’queer’ade Ball Atwood Memorial Center
Saturday, November 5th
8:00 AM Registration (ongoing) Atwood Memorial Center
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Workshop Session 1 Atwood Memorial Center
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Workshop Session 2 Atwood Memorial Center
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch (provided) and Caucus Garvey Commons
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Workshop Session 3 Atwood Memorial Center
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Workshop Session 4 Atwood Memorial Center
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Sen. Scott Dibble (keynote) Ritsche Auditorium
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Dinner (on your own)
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Drag Show Ritsche Auditorium
Sunday, November 6th
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Workshop Session 5 Atwood Memorial Center
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Workshop Session 6 Atwood Memorial Center
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Tracy Ore (keynote) Ritsche Auditorium
See you all very soon,
MOCC Steering Committee
Location and times for Caucuses will be announced Saturday morning. So stop by the check-in table for information!!