Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary
United States Department of Education
Kevin Jennings was appointed by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in July 2009 as assistant deputy secretary to head the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. Jennings brings to this role over two decades of experience as a writer, a teacher, and a leader in the fields of K-12 education and civil rights. Read more.....
Why Should You Attend?
Drawn from over thirty interviews conducted by Patricia Loughrey, Dear Harvey recounts the achievements and vision of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to a major public office in the United States. The tribute play weaves together the voices of a drag queen, a State Senator, an international gay rights activist, and a nineteen-year-old composer with the personal and political writings of Harvey Milk to paint a portrait of a leader, and a vision for equality.
Dear Harvey is based on interviews with Harvey's nephew Stuart Milk, Harvey's campaign manager Anne Kronenberg, AIDS Quilt founder Cleve Jones, California State Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, activist Robin Tyler, plus other community activists, and is supported with original music by Thomas Hodges and historical photos of Harvey Milk by Daniel Nicoletta. This special reading of Dear Harvey is being presented with the assistance of San Diego's Diversionary Theatre, where the work was originally commissioned in April 2009. More information about Diversionary can be found at www.diversionary.org. Buy DEAR HARVEY tickets here.
Get your NOH8 Photo taken by celebrity photographer and NOH8 campaign creator Adam Bouska Friday Night after Dear Harvey during Happy Hour in the Hotel lounge
Conference registration and check in will open at 4:00 pm. Please join us from 4:30 - 5:30 pm for Hors D’oeuvres and no-host cocktails. Kevin Jennings, our Opening Keynote will begin promptly at 5:30 pm. Please plan to arrive no later than 5:00 pm.
Saturday begins at 7:30 am with continental breakfast. Conference program begins at 8:00 am. Lunch will be provided. Sessions end at 5:00 pm. Optional Cultural Plunge starts at 6:00 pm.
Sunday begins with 7:30 continental breakfast. Sessions start at 8:15 am and the conference ends at 12:30 pm.
CLICK HERE for Conference Program as of 2/22/2011
SPECIAL SCREENING of "Prayers for Bobby" with an Introduction and Q&A by Daniel Sladek
Special guest: Emmy Award ® and Producers Guild of America Award ® nominated executive producer Daniel Sladek. Sladek is also the recipient of the 2010 PFLAG National Entertainment Industry Leadership Award.
Nominated for two Emmy Awards ('Best Picture' & 'Best Actress'), "Prayers for Bobby" is the winner of the 2010 GLAAD AWARD as well as the Entertainment Industries Council PRISM AWARD (awarded in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Senator Kehoe will welcome the attendees Friday evening. Pictured here with Conference Co-Chairs Vincent Pompei and Trish Hatch.
This exciting event will immerse you into the LGBTQI nightlife in San Diego! Provided FREE to all conference attendees, we will explore the supports that San Diego has for the LGBTQIA community and to plunge you into San Diego's LGBT social scene. We will begin with a tour of San Diego's Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Community Center.
This cultural plunge will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about various supports that communities have and the ways in which your students and stakeholders can benefit from them. Following the tour of the Center, we will take a walking tour through San Diego's Hillcrest neighborhood with various stops along the way to eat, socialize and explore. The tour will be educational and social. Buy tickets here
“SPONSOR ONE” EDUCATOR!
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Educators are submitting requests for sponsorship.
They WANT to come to the conference, but can’t afford it.
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Our youth need your support.
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School Counselor Advocate Award
Do you know a school counselor that deserves to be recognized for their dedication to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, & Ally (LGBTQIA) Youth Advocacy? Nomination
We are in search of an exceptional school counselor who has gone above and beyond the call of duty as a leader and advocate for the LGBTQIA youth. Nominations are closed. Thank you to all who nominated.
Reserve your hotel rooms now, before the rate is gone!
We are proud to announce the following organizations who will be participating in our conference this year:
American Psychological Association
Human Rights Campaign
Family Acceptance Project
Matthew Shepard Foundation
Campus PrideLambda LegalACLU
Stop The Hate Program
Give A Damn CampaignFaith in America
Like Me Foundation
NEAThe National Education Association Health Information Network salutes the International Educator Conference: LGBTQIA Youth. We know that much work remains to afford equal opportunity to LGBT youth. American’s future depends on our ability to raise the next generation of adults in a supportive environment, helping every youth become the most productive citizen possible. This can only happen when families, schools and communities are committed to providing their LGBT youth the protection and support needed for them to live safe, healthy and supportive adolescent lives.-Jerald Newberry
Executive Director, NEA Health Information Network
CONTACT US: (760) LGBTQIA [542-8742]
EMAIL US: firstname.lastname@example.org
CEU's are available! WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER MFT and LCSW CEU's (up to 16)
LGBTQI Youth Advocate HonoreeThe Give a Damn Campaign is a project of Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund. The True Colors Fund works to inspire and engage everyone, especially the straight community, to get involved in the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality
and raise awareness about and bring an end to GLBT youth homelessness.
As an advocate for more than 25 years, Cyndi has worked to bring her straight peers on board in support of equality. As she says, “If one of us is not equal, none of us are.”
Cyndi Lauper will be on tour during the conference; however Gregory Lewis, Executive Director of the True Colors Fund will be present to accept the award on behalf of Cyndi and the Give A Damn Campaign.