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Creating Change Conference Remixed

By Charlotte Robinson, January 21, 2022

The National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference has gone virtual due to the on-going impact of the COVID pandemic & will now be held March 19th to 29th. Over the March conference weekend “Creating Change Remixed” will feature several plenary & keynote speakers, award presentations, daylong institutes & the annual House Ball. In lieu of the customary workshops & caucuses being part of the conference programming the Task Force will host a series of virtual events in 2022 under a new banner of “Creating Change 365.” The Task Force welcomes back Sandra Vallsas as the conference emcee. The programs will include the Annual State of the Movement Address with Task Force Executive Director Kierra Johnson & Deputy Executive Director Mayra Hidalgo Salazar. With the 2022 midterm elections just around the corner Task Force leaders will focus on the opportunities ahead & lay out what at stake for our democracy. Featured Keynotes speakers will be Two Spirit activist Beverly Little Thunder & author & performance artist ALOK. In addition there will be the traditional presentation of awards. This year the Task Force will also be honoring Urvashi Vaid with the Susan J. Hyde Award for Longevity in the Movement sponsored by Wild Geese Foundation & the Carmen Vázquez Leadership Award in Aging will be presented by SAGE to José Albino. The Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund Award for Outstanding LGBTQ Leadership for Immigration Rightswill be presented to Ola Osifo Osaze & the Leather Leadership Award will be presented to Billy Lane. There will also be an Interfaith Service & the annual Agents of Change Masquerade Ball. For More Info & Tix…

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