Community housing is a key to ensuring Creating Change, the national conference for LGBTQ organizers and activists, is a success.
Part of making Creating Change a success is ensuring the most marginalized in our communities have access to the conference and the vast resources shared at the largest gathering LGBTQ people. You can help by opening your homes to those who would otherwise not be able to attend.
"Community housing made it possible for me to attend Creating Change, and, because of it, I had a life-changing experience. I would ask any who can to host a queer youth. Many of us spend all the money we have to be [at Creating Change]," remarked a queer youth. This youth has gone on to became a leader in their community with skills gained at Creating Change.
The local Host Committee needs the Chicagoland community's help to make community housing possible. Mary Morten, a co-chair of the 2016 Creating Change Host Committee, said, "Community housing plays a key role in ensuring LGBTQ youth, LGBTQ people of color, and Trans, non-binary folks have access to an amazing resource like Creating Change. The host committee is committed to providing housing as part of an overall effort to make Creating Change accessible to the most vulnerable in our community. I encourage everyone who has an extra room or a little extra space to sign up to be a host."
What is Creating Change?
Creating Change is the largest political gathering of LGBTQ people and allies working in the LGBTQ movement. Founded in 1988, it convenes 4000+ people from all across the United States for skills training, strategy discussions, information sharing, and networking, all for the purpose of strengthening the grassroots power of the LGBTQ movement, from the ground up.
To provide a space for a conference attendee or a to volunteer in exchange for limited complimentary attendance at the conference, email email@example.com .
Romeo Jackson is a member of the Media/PR Committee for Creating Change 2016. They are a senior at Northern Illinois and is studying social justice and intersectionality.