IN MY MIND CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Below is a DRAFT Conference Schedule.

This Conference Schedule is subject to change; a final version will be available at check-in on Oct 10.

Speakers and Presenters, check regularly for your Speaking and Presenting day and time.

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Announcing the Essay Selections:

  • A Journey to the Center of An "UnStraight" Mind” by Lina Azaiez – Tunisia, North Africa.

    What did I do wrong? If the time of my existence meets with society’s downfall, then this essay mirrors both my happy and tormenting ongoing experience as a Queer Tunisian girl of color in a homophobic, racist and sexist society, and is a personal, hopeful message to myself. As Khawla Bouaziz, a blogger, said “When things Queer up, things clear up.”

  • Remixed Relations” by Quanita Hailey

    This is a personal narrative that shows my journey to wholeness through connection, solidarity and community with my queer identity.


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THURSDAY OCTOBER 10TH, 9 AM - 5:30 PM

65 Fifth Ave (at E13th St), New York, NY 10011

 

CHECK-IN AND LATE REGISTRATION

Time: 7:30 AM

Location: Lobby at 65 Fifth Ave (at E13th St)

Check-in and late registrations - obtain Conference materials, ensure Conference App is loaded and functioning. Share a light breakfast with conference attendees, sponsored by the Columbia University School of Nursing.


CALL TO ORDER

Time: 9 AM

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 65 Fifth Ave

Call to Order for all conference attendees to open the first day of The Fifth Annual In My Mind Conference. Followed by “Pronouns” video, Conference acknowledgements, and housekeeping (Safety/Security/Locations)


INVOCATIONS

Time: 9:05 AM

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 65 Fifth Ave

Led by Elton Naswood of the Navajo Tribe - the Native American Two-Spirit Community welcomes Conference attendees onto their land and invokes their ancestors.


“WE REMEMBER OUR OWN”

Time: 9:15 AM

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 65 Fifth Ave

A memorial, recalling and welcoming into the Conference, those LGBTQ+ peoples of color who, between October 2018 and October 2019, died by homicide or suicide. This memorial is presented by the New York Anti-Violence Project.


WELCOMING STATEMENTS

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 65 Fifth Ave

Welcoming Statement by Melanie F. Hart of The New School


MORNING SPEAKERS

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 65 Fifth Ave

Angela Fernandez, Commissioner, NY State Division of Human Rights

Johanne Morne, Executive Director, NY State AIDS Institute

Hon. Mark Barbee, Mayor, Bridgeport, PA


BREAK

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: Event Cafe, 65 Fifth Ave


BREAKOUT: SESSION ONE

Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Research Track: Tishman Auditorium, 65 Fifth Ave

How Do Female-To-Male-Transgender Individuals Perceive Their Self-Esteem And Social Acceptance After Sexual Reassignment Into Their Chosen Sex And Gender? by Oswald R. Thomas, BPS, MS, Ph.D., Ch.t,   

Advocacy Track : Hoerle Lecture Hall, 65 Fifth Ave

Social Depression and Being Black and Queer in America, by Tarik Daniels

Community Track A: Starr Foundation Hall, 65 Fifth Ave

Peer Driven Workforce Development, by Olive Daddi and Charlotte Shum

Community Track B: Lang Student Center, 55 W 13th St

I overcome it all because of one STRONG DOMINICAN WOMAN, by Jeffrey Feliz-Ybes, aka Leo Donato

Education Track : Hirshon Suite, 55 W13th St

Impact of Shame and Microaggressions on Eating Disorders in Marginalized Communities, by Norman H. Kim, Ph.D.


LUNCH

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Event Cafe and Tishman Auditorium, 65 Fifth Ave

Lunch will include a lunchtime presentation at the Tishman Auditorium.


CALL TO ORDER

Time: 2:00 PM Location: Tishman Auditorium, 65 Fifth Ave

Informational “Pronouns” video and general housekeeping announcements.


MID-DAY SPEAKERS

Time: 2:10 PM

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 65 Fifth Ave

Melanie F. Hart, The New School

Serena Chang, MD, Callen-Lorde

Letsweletse Motshidiemang, Botswana


BREAK

Time: 3:45 PM

Location: Event Cafe, 65 Fifth Ave


BREAKOUT: SESSION TWO

Time: 4:00 PM

Research Track: Tishman Auditorium, 65 Fifth Ave

The effects of mental health on those who survived Hurricane Maria, A look into the, LGBTQIA community and PLWHA in Puerto Rico, by Lissette Marrero, MSW

Advocacy Track : Hoerle Lecture Hall, 65 Fifth Ave

Media, same-sex marriage bill and HIV in Nigeria, by Olubiyi Oludipe       

Community Track A : Starr Foundation Hall, 65 Fifth Ave

St. Croix Pride Parade: A Reformation of Cultural Identity, by Robert Thompson, Jamilla Edwards and Imani Evans                                                                            

Education Track : Hirshon Suite, 55 W13th St

We Are All Lonely: Decolonizing Loneliness, by Florie St.Aime, LCSW

Guided Meditation/Drumming Therapy: Blackbox Theater, 55 W 13th St


“TOGETHER WE ARE” COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND “OUR VIEW” LGBTQ+ FILM FORUM

Time: Reception 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm; Film Forum 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: 208 West 13th St., Rm 301, New York, NY 10003

Cocktail Reception and Film Forum hosted and Sponsored by The LGBT Center

Cocktail Reception: Only for Registered Conference Attendees/Participants.

Film Forum: Free and open to general public.


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FRIDAY OCTOBER 11TH, 9 AM - 5:30 PM

Lang Student Center, Main Hall, 2nd floor, 55 West 13th St., New York, NY 10011

 

CHECK-IN AND LATE REGISTRATION

Time: 7:30 AM

Location: Lang Student Center Lobby, 55 West 13th St

Check-in and late registrations. Obtain Conference materials, ensure Conference App is loaded and functioning. Share a light breakfast, sponsored by the Columbia University School of Nursing.


CALL TO ORDER

Time: 9 AM

Location: Lang Student Center Main Hall, 55 West 13th

Call to Order for all conference attendees to open the second day of The Fifth Annual In My Mind Conference. Followed by “Pronouns” video, Conference acknowledgements, and housekeeping (Safety/Security/Locations).


INVOCATIONS

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: Lang Student Center Main Hall, 55 West 13th St

Faith Leaders will welcome Conference attendees and offer prayers

  • Hindu: Pandita Kushmani Doobay

  • Christian: Pastor Jeff Wells, Church in the Village

  • Islam: TBA

  • Buddhist: TBA


WELCOMING STATEMENTS

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: Lang Student Center Main Hall, 55 West 13th St

Day two Welcome statements led by an In My Mind Conference Planning Team Member


MORNING SPEAKERS

Time: 9:35 AM

Location: Lang Student Center Main Hall, 55 West 13th St

Gary Bailey, DHL, MSW, ACSW, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Rev. Louis Mitchell, TransFaith

Billy Jones, MD, B. Jones Consulting Services; former Commissioner, NYC DOHMH


BREAK

Time: 11:05 AM

Location: Lang Student Center Lobby, 55 West 13th St


BREAK-OUT: SESSION THREE

Time: 11:20 AM

Research Track: Lang Student Center Main Hall, 55 West 13th St

The Unnamed Practice: Centering Queerness in the Counselling Relationship, by Meera Dhebar, Ph. D.,(Cand), MSW, RSW

Advocacy Track : Hirshon Suite,55 West 13th St

Telling Your HIV Story to Overcome Stigma, by Aundaray Guess

Community Track A : Starr Foundation Hall, 65 Fifth Ave

No space is a safe space? The Experiences of Queer Muslims, Marginalization and Hate 'Spaces,’ by Drew Dalton BSc (Hons) MSc MA                                                                  

Education Track : Hoerle Hall, 65 Fifth Ave

Storytelling through Creativity, the Arts, and the Contemplative Practices: An Interactive Workshop for Embodiment, Transformation, and Empowerment, by Leonard Arvisu Cruz, Ph.D.

Community Track B: Blackbox Theater, 55 W 13th St 

Healing Ourselves, by Kim Watson


LUNCH

Time: 12:35 PM - 1:35 PM

Location: Lang Student Center Lobby 55 West 13th St


CALL TO ORDER

Time: 1:35 PM Location: Lang Student Center Main Hall, 55 West 13th St

Call to Order for all conference attendees led by In My Mind Conference Planning Member. Followed by “Pronouns” video and housekeeping announcements.


MID-DAY SPEAKERS

Time: 1:45 PM Location: Lang Student Center Main Hall, 55 West 13th St

Mohan Vinjamuri, Ph.D., Lehman College, CUNY

Elton Naswood, Navajo Tribe, Pheonix, AZ; Denver, CO


BREAKOUT SESSION FOUR

Time: 3:15 PM

Advocacy Track A: Hirshon Suite,55 West 13th St

Overcoming Homophobia to Access Health Care, by Onyedikachi Precious Nwogu

Advocacy Track B: Lang Student Center Main Hall, 55 West 13th St

Soul Sistah Magik! by Nala S. Toussaint, BSA; Phyllis Pickens, RN, BSN; Marie Declet, BS; Abigail Skinner, MPA, MSW Candidate; Malaya Mañacop, LMSW; Gretchen George Ty, LMSW; Rev. Julie Novas, JD, LCSW

Community Track A: Hoerle Hall, 65 Fifth Ave

Overcoming Barriers and Creating Opportunities in LGBTQ Relationships, by Anthony Patterson, LMHC, CGP 

Education Track : Starr Foundation Hall, 65 Fifth Ave

Overcoming Self Hate: How Protagonists Promote Queer Identity in the Plays ‘Boys On The Hill’ by Karl O’Brian Williams and ‘Sugar in our Wounds’ by Donja R. Love, by Rhone Fraser, Ph.D.

Guided Meditation/Drumming Therapy: Blackbox Theater, 55 W 13th St


PLENARY PANEL

Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Lang Student Center Main Hall, 55 West 13th St

“LGBTQ+ Peoples of Color Now and the Future,” Quo Vadis? A look at current landscape and future for LGBTQ+ POC.

  • Moderator Johanne Morne - NYS AIDS Institute

  • Panelist Shane Tull, LCSW-R - GMAD

  • More speakers to be added


CLOSING REMARKS

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Lang Student Center Main Hall, 55 West 13th St

Closing Remarks for the 2019 In My Mind Conference. Acknowledgements and announcements for next year.