T is not Silent: Columbia College Event

The ‘T’ is not Silent: Transgender History and Politics

Unite+Fight EAA Midwest Conference
Friday, March 12th, 2010 at 7:00pm – Sunday, March 14th, 2010 to 10:00pm (CT)
Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago
Various buildings.
600 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Hosted By
Unite+Fight Midwest Coalition
(list of participating organizations and their websites)
Contact Event Organizer

Event Details
Unite and Fight: Strategizing for LGBTQ Equality

Midwest Conference
March 12–14, 2010
Chicago’s Columbia College

On Oct. 11, 2009, more than 200,000 activists marched on Washington, DC to demand full equality for all LGBTQ people in all matters of civil law in all 50 states. Today, many of us who mobilized for the march are organizing to build Equality Across America (EAA), a national network of grassroots activists, starting with a series of regional educational and strategizing conferences.

On the weekend of March 12–14 activists from across the Midwest will gather to discuss and debate how to achieve full federal equality while forming a strong regional grasnetwork. Proposed topics include: Why We Need a National Grassroots Movement, Movement Strategy and Tactics, The ‘T’ is not Silent: Transgender History and Politics, Movement History: ACT UP, Lessons From the Black Civil Rights Struggle, Convincing the Democrats to Take Us Seriously, Taking on the Religious Right, and more.

In addition there will be artists performing and showing their work, music, dancing and lots of time to hang out and socialize with other LGBTQ activists and allies in the region. Don’t miss the opportunity to build unity and meet new activist friends in Chicago, March 12–14, 2010.

Lt. Dan Choi, prominent activist against Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
Staceyann Chin, Jamaican-born lesbian performance artist and poet
Adam Bouska, photographer and creator of the “NO H8” campaign

In an effort to create a positive impact in the lives of our
community, our allies, and even our opposition, Join the Impact
Chicago has emerged. Our movement encourages the LGBTQ community not
to dwell on the negativity surrounding the mistakes of the past, but
instead, to look forward at what needs to be done now to achieve one
national and universal goal: full equality for ALL.

Through action-oriented events and inter-generational dialogue, LGBT
Change examines the core issues facing our community in order to
channel those priorities to our leaders. This grassroots initiative
focuses on capturing anyone voicing the ideas that continue to
activate change in the LGBT community.