ND LGBTQ+ SUMMIT
OCT 2 - 4, 2020
Embrace Your Power
Embrace Your Power
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 2, 2020
Meeting Room Opens for Social
7:00 - 9:00pm
Welcome - Alex Johnson, Barry Nelson, and Brandi Hardy - Discussion about past Summits and the direction we are going today.
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 3, 2020
Opening - Vivian Topping
Break Out Sessions
Transition 101 – Alexandria Holder
LGBTQ Youth Mental Health and Suicidality - Troy Stevenson and Keygan Miller
Family Law Q&A– Ming Wong and Shannon Parvey
Lunch Break - Lunch Discussion - What Are You Eating?
Keynote - Alexandria Holder
Keynote - Joshue Boschee
Transition in the Military – Alexandria Holder
Know Your Rights – Ming Wong, Troy Stevenson, Keygan Miller
SUNDAY - OCTOBER 4, 2020
Keynote - LGBTQ+ Liason Officer Andrea Noll
Keynote - Conversion Therapy - Sam Brinton
LGBTQ Inclusive Sex Education (Youth) - Keygan Miller
Changing Hearts and Minds: Deep Canvassing for Transgender Equality - Vivian Topping
Transitioning with the family – Alexandria and Brittanie Holder
Coming together as a community and networking lunch
Keynote - Erica Thunder
What's Next? - Closing Facilitated Discussion - Barry Nelson
LGBTQ+ Books and Movies Discussion
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Supervising Helpline Attorney
Ming Wong is the Supervising Helpline Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, where he also runs their Rural Pride and Poverty Law/Legal Aid programming, and is a staff attorney for NCLR’s Immigration Project, providing legal assistance to LGBTQ+ immigrants fleeing persecution in their countries of origin. He was given a Best Lawyers Under 40 award by the National LGBT Bar Association. He is a former executive committee member of the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and currently sits on the board of the Pride Law Fund, which funds fellowships for attorneys and law graduates doing cutting edge legal work for the LGBTQ+ community.
The Trevor Project
Troy Stevenson is a nationally recognized civil LGBTQ advocate having served as executive director of both Garden State Equality - in New Jersey - and Freedom Oklahoma, both statewide LGBTQ rights organizations. Troy served as a field director on the 2008 and 2012 Obama presidential campaigns working extensively in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. As well as serving on the board of directors for numerous local and national organizations. Troy is an Oklahoma native and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in political science, before earning a law degree from the University of Westminster in London.
LGBTQ+ Military Advocate
Alexandria Holder is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, with a specific focus on the military transgender population. She utilizes her own experiences as an active duty service member to mentor and educate various groups regarding difficulties facing LGBTQ+ members of the United States military and to advocate for their equal treatment to senior leaders, elected officials, and to the public. She has been featured as one of the 150 most powerful women in Washington, D.C., in Washingtonian magazine, was praised by Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, was the keynote speaker at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland 2019 Pride event, and was published in the New York Times.
North Dakota House of Representatives
Representative Josh Boschee was first elected to the ND House of Representatives in 2012 and re-elected for his second term in November 2016. Josh spent most of the last year running to be North Dakota’s 15th Secretary of State. This past December, he was elected by his fellow caucus members to serve as the House Minority Leader.
Representative Boschee's legislative focus has been on passing a fully inclusive, statewide nondiscrimination statute, increasing opportunities for North Dakota small businesses, enhancing early childhood education and childcare services throughout the state, campaign finance reform, expanding access to local foods and developing a statewide commitment to moving North Dakotans out of poverty.
When he's not representing his north Fargo constituents in Bismarck, Josh serves as the Sales Manager for Hatch Realty, leading a team of 20 real estate agents. Before he jumped into real estate, Josh worked in Student Affairs for eight years at NDSU and MSUM, where he found his passion for helping people establish, implement and achieve their goals.
Join Dakota OutRight, North Dakota Human Rights Coalition, Red River Rainbow Seniors, Pride Collective, Williston Rainbow Rendezvous, the Equality Federation, the Human Rights and American Campaign, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the ACLU, and the Trevor Project for the 3rd annual North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit.
3nd Annual ND LGBTQ+ Summit-
Additional information will be sent to you after registration.
REGISTRATION FEE INFORMATION
2020 North Dakota LQBTQ+ Summit
October 2-4, 2020
Registration Begins August 1, 2020
Early Bird Registration from August 1 to Sept 11, 2020
Students, College Students & Chaperones +$10 after Sept 11, 2020
Regular Registration & Seniors +$20 after Sept 11, 2020
Registration Ends September 25, 2020 EXTENDED THRU 9/30/20
Scholarship Deadline September 11, 2020
Application information on registration page
An important message to those interested in registering for this years Summit
This years summit will be held virtually using Zoom. Information regarding this format will be sent to you upon registering for the 2020 Summit. Registration fee information below:
Student (Under 18) August 1 to Sept 11 $20 After Sept 11 $30
College Student August 1 to Sept 11 $25 After Sept 11 $35
Chaperone August 1 to Sept 11 $20 After Sept 11 $30
Regular Registration (under 55) August 1 to Sept 11 $50 After Sept 11 $70
Seniors (55+) August 1 to Sept 11 $40 After Sept 11 $60
Registrar Linda Hamann, email@example.com, 701-799-4893
If you cannot attend and would like to make a donation toward the scholarship fund so that others can attend this year, please click below. A donation in any amount is appreciated.
Though we wish we were meeting in person, we are taking an opportunity to take this summit virtual this year!