Now Available: Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference Registration

Register now for the 2009 Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference at McNally Smith College of Music (November 14-15).

Either of these links will take you to our online registration system.

See the main RSVP page: https://www.blacktie-minnesota.com/rsvp/rsvp.cfm?eventcode=%255I.%2B304%20%0A

To Register Online: https://www.blacktie-minnesota.com/online_sales/rsvp_ticket_purchase.cfm?rsvpid=315

(Note: Please continue checking back at http://www.mncampusalliance.org/mocc/index.php for any updated details about the event schedule as the conference draws near.)

The Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance strives to build a statewide network of individuals and organizations working for equality and justice on issues of gender and sexual diversity; empower the voices of groups that are underserved and underrepresented in our campus communities; and create welcoming, affirming, and safe environments on college and university campuses throughout the state of Minnesota. (http://www.mncampusalliance.org/index.php)

The 4th Annual Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference on November 14-15, 2009 is our premier annual statewide conference that discusses issues facing GLBTA students, staff, and faculty on college and university campuses across Minnesota.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Join us for a community-building conference featuring keynote trainings, workshop sessions, caucus and mentorship space, and a resource fair.

9:00 am – 5:30 pm – Conference Workshops & Programming at McNally Smith
5:30 pm – Dinner and Evening Activities are To Be Announced…

Sunday, November 15, 2009 – minor adjustments to schedule may be made

9:00 am – Morning Energizing Activity
10:00 am – Networking Brunch
11:30 am – Closing Keynote (Eli Clare)

*Caucuses and Voting for Regional Representatives to the Campus Alliance Executive Board will take place during the conference.

LODGING

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at a conference rate of $79 per night at the Hilton Garden Inn St. Paul City Center, a short distance from the college. Please ask for the Minnesota OUT! Campus Conference rate when booking.

TRAINERS & KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

SEBASTIAN MARGARET

Sebastian Margaret’s involvement with disability culture, anti- oppression and community work spans some 25 years. In both England and in North America he has presented, trained and consulted on disability rights as a bedrock issue for social justice movements and service providers.

Born and raised in Yorkshire, U.K, Sebastian is a disability activist, a trans/ gender-variant queer and a parent of young children. He currently lives in New Mexico, where he pays the bills working as a personal attendant. Through his small business Access Change he provides trainings and consults nationally on disability justice for progressive organizations and direct service providers.

Greatly informed by an analysis of power and privilege and the necessity of racial and economic justice and community self determination; Sebastian’s work is deeply influenced by a commitment to cross disability access and a strong working class approach to inclusion and social justice politics. A trained advocate and experienced anti-violence provider, his involvement in service provision is rooted in a client centered, and harm reduction model.

Currently Sebastian is working on the development of anti-racism  workshops and trainings specifically tailored for disability activists and community members. His workshops are engaging interactive and audience-centric. As an experienced trainer and community educator Sebastian’s trainings offer organizations and personnel a powerful learning experience without complicity to either tokenism or voyeurism.

ELI CLARE

White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare has a B.A. in Women’s Studies, a M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and most importantly a penchant for rabble-rousing. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first-ever Queerness and Disability Conference. He has spoken all over the United States at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Eli is the author of a book of essays Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation (South End Press, 1999) and a collection of poetry The Marrow’s Telling: Words in Motion (Homofactus Press, 2007) and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies.

WORKSHOPS

Workshop topics will include gender identity and expression, sexuality, building and maintaining Gay Straight Alliances and other campus organizations, disability and queerness, anti-racism work, economic justice, music, art, technology, and MORE!

REGISTRATION

The registration fee is $30 for each student, faculty, and staff member, though no one will be turned away for lack of funding. You will receive information about our online registration system. Please keep checking your email checking back at our website for more information about registration..

On-site registration may be available, up to 200 total participants, but please pre-register if you can to help us account for meals and seats available.

RESOURCE FAIR

There will be an opportunity for organizations, vendors and exhibitors to set up tables at MOCC to share work and information about events and services with conference attendees. There is no cost to table, but tabling staff who intend to attend workshop events and eat meals on-site should register for the conference. To sign up for a table, please contact matt.tentis@gmail.com.

VOLUNTEERS

Interested in volunteering at MOCC?  We appreciate your help!  Please contact
mocc@mncampusalliance.org to get involved.

CONTACT US

For more information, to register, propose a workshop, volunteer, sign-up for exhibitor space, ask questions, get involved, etc — please contact mocc@mncampusalliance.org.
Hope to see you there!

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