SCHEDULE

Below is the DRAFT Conference Schedule, which is subject to change; a final version will be available at check-in on Oct 10.

Callen-Lorde Community Health Center offers Continuing Education Units/Credits (CEs) for LMSWs and LCSWs who attend eligible presentations that meet all NYSED requirments. Presentations in the Conference Schedule with CEs will be indicated.

To qualify for a Continuing Education Unit/Credit, a participant MUST attend and demonstrate attendance for at least 50 minutes to receive one(1) Unit/Credit hour.

Speakers and Presenters, check regularly for your Speaking and Presenting day and time (there maybe changes).

 
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Announcing the 2019 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

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

 

7:30 AM
CHECK-IN AND LATE REGISTRATIONS

Location: Lobby at 63 Fifth Ave (at E 13th 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.


9:00 AM
CALL TO ORDER

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 63 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)


9:05 AM
Native American Two-Spirit

INVOCATIONS

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave

The Native American Two-Spirit Community welcomes Conference attendees onto their land and invokes their ancestors, presented by non-Citizen Eastern Band Cherokee (Tsaligi) Tavi C. Hawn, LCSW-C.


9:15 AM
“WE REMEMBER OUR OWN”

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave

A MEMORIAL, recalling and welcoming into the Conference, LGBTQ+ peoples of color who died by homicide or suicide between October 2018 and October 2019.

Presented by the New York Anti-Violence Project.


9:30 AM
WELCOMING STATEMENTS

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave

Welcoming Statement by Melanie F. Hart of The New School

Welcoming Statement by Conference Planning Team Member


10:00AM
MORNING SPEAKERS

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave

(Education Track) “New York Leads the Way in Breaking Down Barriers and Creating Opportunities”, by Angela Fernandez, Commissioner, NY State Division of Human Rights

Commissioner Fernandez will discuss the NYS Human Rights Law; how discrimination based on sexual orientation may intersect with other protected classes such as race, national origin, or disability; and how anti-discrimination laws both break down barriers and help open doors.

(Advocacy Track) “Working Together to Overcome Barriers and Create Opportunities”, by Johanne Morne, MS, NY State AIDS Institute.

 Addressing this year’s theme “Overcoming Barriers; Creating Opportunities” and its relationship to her work at the AIDS Institute and as the NASTAD Board Chair during the 2019-2020 term. She will highlight areas impacting LGBTQ+ peoples of color communities and how these communities can continue to work together to overcome issues such as stigma and trauma informed care to make impactful change.

Hon. Mark Barbee, Mayor, Bridgeport, PA


11:30 AM
BREAK

Location: Event Cafe, 63 Fifth Ave

BREAK


11:45 AM
BREAKOUT: SESSION ONE

Research Track A: Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave

(Continuing Education Credit Qualifying)

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, 63 Fifth Ave

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

Education Track A: Starr Foundation Hall, 63 Fifth Ave

(Continuing Education Credit Qualifying)

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

Community Track A : Hirshon Suite, 55 W13th St

(Continuing Education Credit Qualifying)

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


1:00 PM
LUNCH

Location: Event Cafe and Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave

LUNCHTIME presentation: “Queering the Pipeline: The Young Queer Urban Teens for Health in MEDicine Program at Mount Sinai”, by Barbara Warren, Psy.D., CPXP, and Edgar Vargas, MPH, LMSW in the Tishman Auditorium.


2:00 PM
CALL TO ORDER

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave

Informational “Pronouns” video and general housekeeping announcements.

Presented by Conference Planning Team Member


2:15 PM
AFTERNOON SPEAKERS

Location: Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave

Serena Chang, MD, Callen-Lorde

Letsweletse Motshidiemang, Botswana


3:45 PM
BREAK

Location: Event Cafe, 63 Fifth Ave

Break


4:00 PM
BREAKOUT: SESSION TWO

Community Track B : Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave

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

Research Track B: Hoerle Lecture Hall, 63 Fifth Ave

Suburban Queers: Temporality, Speed and Slowness in Mississauga, by Sidra Hasan, University of Waterloo
     

Education Track B: Starr Foundation Hall, 63 Fifth Ave

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

Community Track B : Hirshon Suite, 55 W13th St

Peer Driven Workforce Development, by Olive Daddi and Charlotte Shum

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

Drumming, by Kevin Nathaniel & Heritage OP


6:00 PM
“TOGETHER WE ARE” VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Time: 6 PM - 7:00 PM (for Registered Conference Attendees) Hosted by The LGBT Center

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

“Together We Are” Cocktail and Networking Reception

This Reception is an opportunity for Conference Attendees to meet each other in a less formal environment and is for those who have registered.

RAGGA - Curated by Chris Udemezue, featuring:

  • Poetry

    • Kenneth Reveiz

    • Jordan Danielle Hamilton

  • Musical Performances by

    • Roxana Santana

  • Dance Performance by

    • Xicano

Music at the Reception provided by DJ Jenn


7:00 PM
“OUR VIEW” LGBTQ+ FILM FORUM

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

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

Our View” Film Forum - screening LGBTQ+ film shorts (15 minutes or less) from around the world:


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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

 

7:30 AM
CHECK-IN AND LATE REGISTRATION

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.


9:00 AM
CALL TO ORDER

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).


9:30 AM
INVOCATIONS

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

Faith Leaders will welcome Conference attendees and offer prayers

  • Hindu: Ro Chanchal

  • Christian: Pastor Jeff Wells, Church in the Village

  • Islam: TBA

  • Buddhist: TBA


9:30 AM
WELCOMING STATEMENTS

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

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

(Essay Selection - Reading Excerpt) “A journey to the center of an "unstraight" mind”, Lina Azaiez, Tunisia, North Africa.


9:35 AM
MORNING SPEAKERS

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

Hon. Jumaane Williams, NYC Public Advocate

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

Rev. Louis Mitchell, TransFaith


11:05 AM
BREAK

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

Break


11:20 AM
BREAK-OUT: SESSION THREE

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

(Continuing Education Credit Qualifying)

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 A: Hirshon Suite,55 West 13th St

Telling Your HIV Story to Overcome Stigma, by Aundaray Guess, MS.

Community Track A : Hoerle Hall, 63 Fifth Ave

(Continuing Education Credit Qualifying)

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

Education Track A: Starr Foundation Hall, 63 Fifth Ave

(Continuing Education Credit Qualifying)

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

Education Track B: Blackbox Theater, 55 W13th St.

(Continuing Education Credit Qualifying)

The LGBTQ+ Community and the Criminal Justice System, by Jared M. Trujillo, Esq., UAW 2325, and Jaclyn Quiles, Esq., NYC Department of Investigation


12: 35 PM
LUNCH

Location: Lang Student Center Lobby 55 West 13th St

Lunchtime Performance by Julian Walker, Mobi


1:35
CALL TO ORDER

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.

(Essay Selection - Reading Excerpt) “Remixed Relations”, Quanita Hailey


1:45 PM
AFTERNOON SPEAKERS

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

(Research) Gary Bailey, DHL, MSW, ACSW, Simmons College, Boston, MA

(Education Track) Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Futures through Practice and Research

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

(Community) non-Citizen Eastern Band Cherokee (Tsaligi) Tavi C. Hawn, LCSW-C


3:30 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION FOUR

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

(Continuing Education Credit Qualifying)

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

Education Track C: Starr Foundation Hall, 63 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.

Community Track B: Hirshon Suite,55 West 13th St

Healing Ourselves - Transgender Peoples of Color Caucus, led and facilitated by Kim Watson

Advocacy Track C: Hoerle Hall, 63 Fifth Ave

Overcoming Homophobia to Access Health Care, by Onyedikachi Precious Nwogu

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

Meditation; Drumming, by Kevin Nathaniel & Heritage OP


4:45 PM
PLENARY

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

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

  • Moderator Kraig Pannell - NYS AIDS Institute

    • “GENDA and Beyond” - Angela Fernandez, Commissioner, NY State Division of Human Rights

    • Pathways Forward”- Shane Tull, LCSW-R, GMAD

    • Ensuring Sustainable and Equitable Outcomes for Black Transwomen” - Kiara St. James, NYTAG


5:45 PM
CLOSING REMARKS

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

Closing

  • Invocations - Tavi C. Hawn, LCSW-C

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