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LGBTQI Heritage Events

Please join us for events throughout the year to support and celebrate our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

Queer & Now Student Conference 

queer and now conference

Tuesday, June 2 
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Conference Rooms A&B

Join us for the Queer and Now Conference, featuring workshops led by speakers from the larger Queer community. All are welcome and invited to attend all or part of the conference! 

Entertainment provided by student performers. 

Light breakfast and lunch provided. 

Funded by: The Pride Committee, Disability Heritage Month Committee, DASB, ICCE, BLC, Office of Equity, CHC, Student Success Center. 

Sponsored by: Office of Equity, EAC Gender & Sexualities Advisory Committee, BLC and African American Studies Department.



If you have questions, contact Janet Tillman at


Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m.  Check-in/Registration
9 a.m. Welcome remarks
9:15 a.m. State of LGBTQQI Affairs at De Anza – Jean Miller Resources Room
9:45 a.m. Keynote: Tiffany Woods (Topic: Focus on Intersectionality and Being an Ally Within the Community and Between Communities) 
10:30-10:40 a.m. Transition
10:40-11:20 a.m.

Plenary 1: Creating an Inclusive Campus (Institutional Consistency). Thomas Ray, Tiffany Woods and Adrienne Keel. Student Moderator: Vivian Che

11:20 a.m.-noon Plenary 2:  Interpersonal Dynamics/Calling in vs. Calling Out. Sinclair Sexsmitih, Francisco X. Alarcon and Mia Mingus. Student Moderator: Melissa Epps          
Noon Lunch w/ entertainment by student Brandon Davis. Keynote: Mia Mingus, followed by  student Hakwoo Kim.
1:15-1:30 p.m. Transition
1:30-2:20 p.m.

Student facilitated workshops: LGBTQ Families, Police Brutatlity & the LGBTQQIA Community - A History, Overcoming Internalized Oppression and The Intersectionality of Trans Women of Color 

2:30-3:20 p.m. Student facilitated workshops: Trans Kids 101, What is a Hate Crime on the LGBTQ Community, Working Toward Being a Better Ally and Gender, Expression & Discrimination: Laws and Policies 
3:30-4:15 p.m. Concurrent sessions with speakers Francisco X. Alarcon, Mia Mingus, Tiffany Woods and Sinclair Sexsmith
4:15-4:45 p.m. Spoken word presentations
4:45-5:30 p.m. Next steps w/ student facilitator
5:30 p.m. Conference ends












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