On the morning of Feb. The upcoming weekend promised serious dialogue on social justice alongside empowerment and celebration of identity. Through both mediums, Marron engages with his audience, often initiating conversation with others who vehemently oppose his ideas.
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Your presence in this space is radical and revolutionary. Thank you for making the choice to be here. Our gathering this weekend comes at a time when fear and pain abound.
The theme for the weekend of accessibility, affirmation, community, education, and inclusion is Envisioning a Future Togetherand is led by student organizers from Western Michigan University. Below, find more information about the conference. Note: Some links and resources may be incomplete at this time.
Pending acceptance of a bid, Spectrum Center is looking to hire two co-chairs to guide the planning process for this conference. Jump to. Sections of this page.
It catalyzes conversation and action around issues that affect us as individuals, as a community, and as citizens of the world. From programming to all-gender restrooms to accommodations to ASL interpreter services, the conference is designed to meet the needs of all students. And we welcome attendees to join us as accomplices in holding ourselves accountable.
Planned and organized entirely by students—a tradition that proudly continues today—what would later become the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference emerged in the early s as an answer to the question of how to connect, educate, and empower queer students throughout the region. This came at a time when the continued growth of the mainstream lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights movement—largely underrepresenting transgender and gender non-conforming folx—was most present and powerful on the east and west coasts, isolating students in the Midwest from national LGBT work by geography, political realities, and access to resources. They wanted to be part of the solution; to give a voice to queer students in the Midwest; and to make it and MBLGTACC a destination for acclaimed entertainers, activists, and thought leaders.
It is the largest regional queer college conference in North America and was founded by Ian Kenny [ citation needed ]. At the conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, an oversight committee was established. The committee consists of members representing the current conference, the previous year's conference, and the following year's conference, as well as delegates from each US state represented at the conference and Canada. The committee meets at each conference and through a series of tele-conferences throughout the year.
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