The National LGBTQ Task Force convenes its 28th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change in Chicago, January 20–24, 2016 at the Hilton Chicago. Celebrating 28 years of building grassroots political power of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, the 2016 Creating Change Conference will be big, bold, and bountiful.
As wrap-up work continues on the record-setting 2015 Creating Change Conference held in Denver and attended by 4,300 people, the Task Force turns full attention to Chicago, to Illinois, and to the great Midwest region of the United States.
We invite you to a community information meeting about Creating Change 2016 on March 18 in Chicago to galvanize local support for this robust and vibrant event. Join us for a rocking kickoff event in Chicago, where the Creating Change 2016 Host Committee will be formed.
Task Force Staff in attendance: Russell Roybal, Deputy Executive Director of External Relations; Sue Hyde, Director of Creating Change Conference; Daniel Pino, Assistant Director of Creating Change Conference; Mel Braman, Coordinator of Creating Change Conference.
CC16 Kickoff Meeting Details
Wednesday, March 18
Nosh and social time: 6:30 PM
Meeting: 7:00 PM
Location: Chicago Urban League 4510 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60653
Limited On-Site Parking/Copious Street Parking/Nearest El Stop: 47th Street, Green Line
RSVP to: email@example.com
Astraea Foundation honors three Chicagoans
2014-05-17 Windy City Times
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice’s 2014 Fueling the Frontline Awards, a first-of-its-kind event, was held in Chicago May 16 at the Mayne Stage Theatre in Rogers Park. Three Chicagoans were presented the award: Julio Rodriguez, Tracy Baim and the late Vernita Gray.
J. Bob Alotta, executive director of Astraea, also MC’d the event, and spoke with passion about the fund’s more than three decades of work nationally and internationally. She also promoted their “Fueling the Frontlines,” a three-year, $20 million campaign for global LGBTQI rights. The campaign will continue Astraea’s long tradition of funding cutting-edge LGBTQI-focused organizations through supporting activism, education and philanthropy.
Read full article, view photos and watch videos from the event here.
A New York-based alternative-to-detention project emerges to provide services to LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrant detainees