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Come Together Kentucky 2017

 

Come Together Kentucky 2017 

This November 10 -12, the University of Kentucky is hosting the state's annual Come Together Kentucky Conference. Come Together Kentucky is a conference for LGBTQ* students and allies from colleges and universities across the Commonwealth of Kentucky to connect, learn and grow. This weekend retreat features workshops led by student leaders and local activists around LGBTQ* identities, issues, and experiences. Our speakers Wendy Moore and Robyn Ochs have strong ties to social and political activism. Ochs was named one of the Fifty Most Influential LGBTQ* Organizers in the country by ADVOCATE magazine and Moore has a background in sociology and social justice. Moore is a shared speaker with the Multicultural Opportunities, Strategies, and Institutional Inclusiveness Conference, themed “Know Your Rights”, and will talk on constitutional conversations on college campuses about free speech vs hate speech. Register to attend here

This year’s conference centers on the theme “Call to Action: Living in this Political Climate” with keynote speakers Wendy Moore and Robyn Ochs. We invite anyone who would like to share knowledge and ideas connected to this theme or other LGBTQ* related topics to lead a workshop, facilitate discussion, or serve on a panel to submit a proposal by midnight on Friday, October 27th. Workshop sessions will last 50 minutes. All rooms are equipped with projectors, some have desktops while others have to be connected to a laptop. Please think of your needs and indicate them in the space provided in the application (ex. space outside, printed forms, an area to paint, personal accommodations). While exceptions can be made, please plan to provide supplies necessary for participants (ex. Scrapbooking supplies, art supplies, games, etc.). 

Contact the University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resources with questions at lgbtq@uky.edu or (859) 323-3312.