ND LGBTQ+ SUMMIT

OCT 2 - 4, 2020

Virtual Summit

 

Embrace Your Power

Agenda

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 2, 2020

5:00 pm

Registration opens

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Opening reception

Welcome - Alex Johnson, Barry Nelson, and Brandi Jude - Discussion about past Summits and the direction we are going today.

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 5, 2019

Continental breakfast available to all hotel guests.

8:30 am

9:00 am

Registration opens

Opening - Vivian Topping

Welcome - Introductions - Updates from around ND.

11:00 am

Break Out Session

Emotional toll of the Transition – Alexandria and Brittanie Holder

Conversion Therapy - Troy Stevenson and Keygan Miller

Family Law Q&A– Ming Wong

Noon

Lunch Break - Lunch Discussion - What Are You Eating?

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

7:00 pm

Keynote Speaker - Alexandria Holder

Political Climate Panel

Breakout Session

Transgender in the Military – Alexandria Holder

Know Your Rights – Ming Wong, Troy Stevenson, Keygan Miller

Deep Canvasing - Vivian Topping

Break

Recap 

Drag Bingo

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 6, 2019

Continental breakfast available to all hotel guests

9:00 am

10:00 am

11:00 am

Noon

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

Opening - Greetings 

Keynote Speaker - Troy Stevenson - LGBTQ+ History

Breakout Session 

Sex Education (Youth) - Keygan Miller

Transitioning with the Family - Alexandria and Brittney

Faith and homosexuality – Q&A - Nicole Martin

        

 Coming together as a community and networking lunch

What's next? - Closing facilitated discussion.

Depart

The Presenters

Ming Wong

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.

Troy Stevenson

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. 

 

Alexandria Holder

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.

Joshua Boschee

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.

 
 

Registration

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 3rd annual North Dakota LGBTQ+ Summit.

3nd Annual ND Human Rights Coalition LGBTQ+ Summit-

October 2-4.

Additional information will be sent to you after registration.

Registrar Linda Hamann, fagerham@cableone.net, 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 Venue

Though we wish we were meeting in person, we are taking an opportunity to take this summit virtual this year!

 

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