Jan. 20, 2022Washington, D.C.: The National LGBTQ Task Force's Creating Change conference, which was recently changed to a virtual format due to the on-going impact of the COVID pandemic, will now be held March 19-20.
Over the March conference weekend, "Creating Change Remixed" will feature several plenary and keynote speakers, award presentations, daylong institutes and the annual House Ball. In lieu of the customary workshops and 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 Valls as conference emcee.
Happening March 19-20 will be the following programs:
The Annual State of the Movement Address with Task Force Executive Director Kierra Johnson and Deputy Executive Director, Mayra Hidalgo Salazar. As we gear up for the 2022 midterm elections, Task Force leaders will focus on the opportunities ahead and lay out what at stake for our democracy.
Featured Keynotes by Two Spirit activist Beverly Little Thunder and author and performance artist ALOK
In addition, there will be the traditional presentation of awards. This year we are honoring:
Susan J. Hyde Award for Longevity in the Movement, sponsored by Wild Geese Foundation: Urvashi Vaid
Carmen Vazquez Leadership Award in Aging presented by SAGE: Jose Albino
Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund Award for Outstanding LGBTQ Leadership for Immigration Rights: Ola Osifo Osaze
Leather Leadership Award: Billy Lane
Finally, there will be an Interfaith Service and the annual Agents of Change Masquerade Ball.
For updates, registration and additional information go to www.thetaskforce.org/creatingchange.html .
The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice, and equity for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we've made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. For more information go to www.thetaskforce.org