United 2017 Conference

United 2017: Community Activism & Organizing in an Age of AltReason

Schedule at a Glance:

Time Session
8:00 - 8:45 Doors Open, registration and coffee with light refreshment
8:50 - 9:00 GSE and JPI welcome
9:00 - 9:40 Opening Plenary speaker: Cathy Renna
9:50 - 10:35 Political Carousel
10:35 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:15 Session 1: Our Health. Our Birthright
12:15 - 1:15 Lunch w/guest speaker: LGBTI Human Rights Strategies
1:15 - 2:45 Session 2: The Next Generation
2:50 - 4:20 Session 3: Community Advocacy, Activism and Organizing
4:20 - 4:30 Break
4:30 - 5:00 Closing Plenary: Reverend Gil Caldwell
5:00 - 6:00 Roundup Cocktail hour sponsored by Tito's

Sessions at a Glance

Session Title (Presenter)
Opening SessionChanging the World One Story at a Time (Cathy Renna)
Session 1: Our Health. Our Birthright
  • LGBT Healthcare Policy (Aaron Potenza and Ben Fisher)
  • HIV Activism and Advocacy (Kathy O'Brien and Axel Torres Marrero)
  • Harnessing the Power of Emotions (Lori Tarke)
Session 2: The Next Generation
  • Young Social Entrepreneurs (Michelle Julet)
  • From Within the Schools (Carol Watchler)
  • Trans 101 (Seth Rainess)
Session 3: Community Advocacy, Activism and Organizing
  • And We're Marching (Sue Doster)
  • Addressing the Needs of LGBT Seniors (Gordon Sauer)
  • Jersey City Stands: a Case Study (Michael Billy)
Political Carousel Q&A with elected officials
  • Congressman Pallone
  • Assemblyman Reed Gusciora
  • Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn
  • Sue Fulton
Luncheon Speaker LGBTI Human Rights Strategies (Frank Van Dalen)
Closing Session
  • Introduction (Cathy Renna)
  • From Selma to Stonewall (Reverend Gil Caldwell)

United 2017 Details at a Glance

When:   Sunday, April 30, 2017

              8:30 am - 5 pm

Where:  The Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ

              210 5th Avenue

              Asbury Park, NJ

Cost:   $75 per person

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Conference Organizers

This conference is being organized in partnership by Jersey Pride, Inc. and Garden State Equality

For more information about these organizations, click the links below.

Jersey Pride, Inc.

Garden State Equality

The Asbury Hotel