ND LGBTQ+ SUMMIT
OCT 4 - 6, 2019
BAYMONT INN - MANDAN, ND
Youth - Mental Health - Advocacy and Action
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 4, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Welcome - Nancy Guy, Bismarck City Commissioner.
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 5, 2019
Continental breakfast available to all hotel guests.
Welcome - Introductions - Updates from around ND.
Mapping the Environment - Facilitated Discussion
Defining the political and cultural landscape of ND.
Plenary with Political Action Panel
A panel representing members of local allied and national advocacy groups look at how to gain political power.
Time will be allowed for audience questions and discussion.
Lunch - Youth Plenary Session
Youth from Williston, Fargo, Bismarck, and adult advisors give voice to the exciting and engaging work happening in our schools and communities. These young leaders discuss their dreams and the concerns they see before them.
Breakout Session 1
1. Since Stonewall - 50 years of Activism: A Historical Perspective
- Troy Stevenson
2. Intersections - Faith and the LGBTQ+ Community
3. Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth
- Asaf Orr
4. Telling Your Story - A practical session on developing YOUR story and being able to tell it confidently.
Breakout Session 2
1. Progress on the Prairie - Civics 101: How laws are made in ND.
- Josh Boschee
2. Know Your Rights - Youth directed discussion w/National advocates.
- Asaf Orr
3. LGBTQ+ Healthcare Access - Making sure you get the best care.
4. Spotlight on ND Communities - What's happening around the state.
Growing pride - Highlighting what's happening in Williston &
Reception with Cash Bar
Premiere showing of the Breaking Barriers media presentation by Larry Peterson and members of the Oral History Project from Red River Rainbow Seniors.
Dinner - Federal LBGTQ+ Policy
Ming Wong - National Center for Lesbian Rights
Troy Stevenson - The Trevor Project
SUNDAY - OCTOBER 6, 2019
Continental breakfast available to all hotel guests
Opening Plenary - Mental Health Access
Panel discussion about the critical issue identified at the 2018 Summit:
How to find a competent LGBTQ+ healthcare provider.
Breakout Session 3
1. LGBTQ+ friendly schools & communities - The Trevor Project
2. Law Enforcement as an ally
- Andrea Noll, LGBTQ+ Liaison officer from the Fargo Police
3. Increasing healthcare accessibility in ND - questions you should ask your healthcare provider.
4. Two Spirit presentation.
What's next? - Closing facilitated discussion.
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, the Trevor Project Foundation for Suicide Prevention for the 2nd annual North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit.
2nd Annual ND Human Rights Coalition LGBTQ+ Summit-
October 4-6 in Mandan, ND.
Additional information will be sent to you after registration.
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.
The Baymont Inn
2711 Old Red Trail
Make reservations for your stay during the ND LGBTQ Summit directly through the Baymont Inn.
Room Rate: $85/night (Room block rate available until September 20th)
As of 9/24 there were still some rooms available at this rate.
Ask for rooms reserved for Dakota OutRight LGBTQ.
Scholarships are available if your attendance is dependent on travel or hotel expenses.
Please contact Linda Hamann at (701) 799-4893 (text or phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information will be emailed to you after registering for the 2019 Summit.