The 2011 PFLAG National Convention
     

2011 Convention Workshop Descriptions

Thursday, November 3, 2011
All day: Lobby day
7:00am – 8:00am: Travel to Capitol Hill
8:30am – 9:30am: Rally on Capitol Hill
10:00am – 4:00pm: Lobby Day meetings
5:00pm – 8:00pm: Convention Registration Open
4:00pm – 8:00pm: Dinner and activities on your own
8:00pm – 10:00pm: Film Festival 1 (for Early Arrivals)
   
Friday, November 4, 2011  
9:00am – 8:00pm: Registration
11:00am - 12:00pm: PFLAG Annual Meeting
12:00pm – 1:30pm: Lunch on your own and networking
1:30pm – 2:00pm: Opening Ceremony
2:15pm – 3:45pm: Workshop 1 Sessions
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Creating Thriving Chapters: How to Attract, Develop, and Retain Members
Brooke Senter, PFLAG National
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Expanding the Advocacy Toolkit: Strategies, Research, and Lessons Learned
Alison Gill, GLSEN
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Facilitation Skills: Going from Good to Great
Cesar Hernandez, PFLAG National
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Finally, a Federal Hate Crimes Law! Now, what can we do with it?
Rhodes Perry, PFLAG National
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How to Do It All (Better) with Technology
Steve Krantz, PFLAG Regional Director
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Powerful Partnerships: Making Cultural Diversity Successful
Jean-Marie Navetta and Mekina Lucas, PFLAG National
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What Transgender People and Their Families and Friends Need from PFLAG
Julie Nemecek, PFLAG National Board
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What National PFLAG Provides to Local Chapters: Are We Getting Enough Bang for Our Buck?
Dan and Nancy Tepfer, PFLAG Dayton

4:00pm - 5:30pm Plenary Session 1
How the PFLAG Voice Changes Hearts, Minds and Laws
5:30pm – 8:30pm: Regional Meet-ups and dinner
on your own
8:30pm – 10:30pm: Film Festival 2
   
Saturday, November 5, 2011  
7:00am – 9:00am: Continental breakfast
8:00am – 12:00pm: Registration
9:00am – 10:30am: Workshop 2 Sessions
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Changing The Game: Making K-12 Sports and Physical Education Safe and Respectful for All
Pat Griffin, GLSEN Sports Project
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Don't Filter Me! Anti-LGBT Web Filtering in Public Schools
Josh Block and Chris Hampton, ACLU
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(Effectively) Sharing Your Personal Story to Create Change
Jean-Marie Navetta, PFLAG National
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Fundraising 101: Basic Tricks of the Trade
Brooke Senter, PFLAG National
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Growing Strong Roots: Grassroots Organizing in Rural Communities
Kathy Godwin and Kathy Reim, PFLAG Regional Director Council
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Help Keep Binational Families Together in the US
Judy Rickard, author
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Now What Do I Say? Tips on Guiding and Supporting Distressed Parents
Michael LaSala, Rutgers University
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Organizing Nimbly, Living Boldly
Rev. Marty Kuchma, St. Paul's UCC
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Supporting Parents of Trans and Gender Non-conforming Children
Catherin Hyde, PFLAG Columbia, MD

10:30am – 11:00am: Break and networking
11:00am – 12:30pm: Workshop 3 Sessions
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Advanced Facilitation: Going from Great to Fabulous
Cesar Hernandez, PFLAG National
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The Care & Feeding of Straight Allies: Creating Effective Programs for PFLAG Chapters
Jean-Marie Navetta, PFLAG National
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Claim Your Rights! Take Responsibility and Report LGBT Bullying, Harassment, or Discrimination
Rhodes Perry, PFLAG National
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Creating Supportive Spaces for Gender Diversity
Joel Baum, Gender Spectrum & Ellen James, PFLAG Regional Directors Council
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Growing a PFLAG Chapter: It's Not Magic, It's Planning and Networking
Michael Travis, GLSEN Washington state & Kathy Reim, PFLAG Regional Directors Council
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A Positive Catholic Approach to Marriage Equality
Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry
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Will the Real Chapter Leader Please Stand Up? Establishing Winning Board and Leadership Practices
Jamie Curtis, PFLAG National
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Progress, Advocacy and Options in Education: A Panel Discussion on Education Reform
Panel

12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch on own and networking
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Plenary 2
3:30pm – 4:00pm: Break and networking
4:00pm – 5:30pm: Workshop 4 Sessions
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Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All
Mekina Lucas, PFLAG National
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(Effectively) Sharing Your Personal Story to Create Change
Jean-Marie Navetta, PFLAG National
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Family Acceptance Project
Caitlin Ryan, Family Acceptance Project
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Finding Faith in Your Chapter
Jamie Curtis, PFLAG National
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The Journey to Authenticity: Voices from the Transgender Spectrum
Jean Hodges, PFLAG Regional Directors Council
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Status of LGBT Federal Legislation in the 112th Congress
Rhodes Perry, PFLAG National
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Why Marriage Matters: Messages that Really Work!
Lanae Erickson, Third Way & Regina Clemente, Freedom to Marry

7:00pm – 9:30pm: Awards Dinner
   
Sunday, November 6, 2011  
Note: we will try to arrange for an ecumenical faith service  
7:00am – 9:00am: Continental breakfast
8:00am – 9:30am: Workshop 5 Sessions
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Advanced Facilitation: Going from Great to Fabulous
Cesar Hernandez, PFLAG National
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Being an Activist without Being a Victim: Personal Strategies for Burnout, Blowout, and Breaking Up
Dr. Robert Minor, University of Kansas
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Dollars for Gay Scholars
Dr. Joe Melcher, PFLAG New Orleans
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Faith & Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Can Be Messy: Let's Talk
Kathy Baldock, Canyon Walker Connections
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Forget Your Troubles, Come on, Get Social!
Liz Owen, PFLAG National
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Growing the Rural PFLAG Chapter
Michael Ley, PFLAG Lima
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How to Hold the Perfect PFLAG Meeting
Brooke Senter and Jamie Curtis, PFLAG National
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Powerful Parenting: PFLAG Strategies to Support Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Students
Rhodes Perry, PFLAG National
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Powerful Partnerships: Making Cultural Diversity Successful
Jean-Marie Navetta and Mekina Lucas, PFLAG National

9:30am – 9:45am: Break
9:45am – 11:15am: Plenary 3
11:15am – 11:45am: Closing Ceremony