LGBTQ Conference at Harvard

LGBTQ Conference at Harvard

Conference Schedule

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Friday, March 8th, 2019

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church Movie Screening and Panel

The Office of BGLTQ Student Life (Basement of Gray's Hall)

Join the Office of BGLTQ Student Life’s Religion, Gender, and Sexuality Program and Harvard Divinity School's Queer Rites for a screening of Holler if You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church, a documentary that centers Black LGBTQ people who are wrestling at the intersections of sexuality, faith, and race. The stories in the documentary are varied, passionate, and inspiring. A panel discussion featuring diverse queer and religious Harvard Divinity School graduate students will follow.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Women and Gender Diverse Folx Happy Hour

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Wasserstein hall, Student Organization Work Room

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Open Happy Hour

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, Wasserstein hall, Student Organization Work Room

9:00 PM - Late

Guerilla Queer Bar

Co-Sponsored by The Welcoming Committee

Hong Kong,

1238 Massachusetts Ave, cambridge, MA 02138

Separate admission: $6 cover by card; $5 by cash (discounted) <Facebook Event>

10:45 pm - Late

Unleash the Peach: A Queer Variety Show and Dance Party

Presented by American Repertory Theater

Oberon - American repertory theater

2 Arrow st, cambridge, MA 02138

Separate admission: Doors open at 10:00 PM, tickets available <here>, use code “PEACH” for $3 off standing room tickets

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

Austin hall, 1515 Massachusetts avenue

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Self-Care Station

Sponsored by the Harvard University Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (OSAPR)

austin Hall Lobby

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

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10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Keynote Address

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Aisha Moodie-Mills | Spring 2019 Harvard Residential Fellow; Political Strategist, The Moodie-Mills Agency

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


11: 15 AM - 12:30 PM

Healing Within: LGBTQ Healthcare & Wellness

Austin East

Moderater: Jessica Halem, LGBTQ Program Director, Harvard Medical School

Yolo Akili Robinson, Executive Director and Founder, BEAM (The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective)

Valerie E. Stone, M.D., MPH, Chair, Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital; Charles S. Davidson Professor, Harvard Medical School

Lakesha Williams, M.D., Resident Physician, Tufts Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance

Out in Elected Office: LGBTQ Political Representation

Austin West

Moderator: Sathya Mandjiny, Political Manager, MassEquality

Jess Helene Herbst, Owner, Herbst Technical Services; Commissioner, Planning Board of the Town of New Hope; Co-Chair, Equality Texas Dallas Steering Board

State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, State Representative, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

State Rep. Sam Park, Georgia State Representative, House District 101, Georgia General Assembly

Queering Immigration

Austin North

Moderator: Pierre Berastaín, Director, Harvard University Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Jesus Cisneros, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at El Paso

Ruby Corado, Executive Director, Casa Ruby

Joselyn Mendoza, Worker Owner, Mirror, a transgender-led-worker-owned cooperative

Moises Serrano, Activist, Film-maker, Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch and Community Organization Fair

Milstein East

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Higher Education and LGBTQ Support

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Moderator: Sheehan Scarborough, Director, BGLTQ Student Life Office, Harvard University

Pierre Berastaín, Director, Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Harvard University

Steph Grayson Gauchel, Ed.D., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Harvard Divinity School

Domonic Rollins, Ph.D., Senior Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Special Assistant to the Deans, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Kamille Washington, President, Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus; Administrative Director, Faculty of Arts and Sciences International Affairs, Harvard University

Queer Resilience: Stories from Artists and Activists at the Vanguard

austin East

Moderator: Andrew An Westover, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University

Gonzalo Casals, Executive Director, Leslie - Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

Gina Mamone, Co-Founder, QueerAppalachia

Brian Tolleson, Interim CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Transgender & Non-Binary Healthcare

austin West

Moderator: Casey Orozco-Poore, M.D. Student, Harvard Medical School

Robbie Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director, Transgender Health Program; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Noah E. Lewis, Esq., Executive Director, Transcend Legal

Jenny Siegel, M.D., Medical Director, Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

The Future of LGBTQ Litigation

Austin East

Moderator: Lynly S. Egyes, Interim Legal Director/Director of Litigation, Transgender Law Center

Puneet Cheema, Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Executive Director, Lawyers for Civil Rights

Julie Wilensky, Senior Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Intersex Identity and Medical Justice

Austin North

Moderator: Emily Quinn, Artist, Activist

Arlene B. Baratz, M.D., Radiologist, Temple University School of Medicine Pittsburgh site; Coordinator of Medical and Research Affairs: AIS-DSD Support Group; Chair, Medical and Research Policy Committee: interACT- Advocates for Intersex Youth

Faith Cheltenham, Vice President, BiNet USA

Alesdair H. Ittelson, Director of Law & Policy, interACT: Advocates for Intersex Youth

Sean Saifa Wall, Co-Founder, Intersex Justice Project

Queer Spiritual Care & Fightback in Late Capitalism

austin West

Moderator: P.E. Moskowitz, Author

Haven Michael Herrin, Executive Director, Soulforce

Blair Imani, Ambassador, Muslims for Progressive Values

Darnell Moore, Head of Strategy and Programs, US, Breakthrough TV

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Closing Keynote Address:

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Aaron C. Morris, Esq. | Executive Director, Immigration Equality

5:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Closing Reception

Sponsored by HL Central

Milstein East