Monday, May 17, 2021

3rd CCC LGBTQ+ Summit draws 947 people from 120 colleges and districts

 The 3rd CCC LGBTQ+ Summit, organized by a Planning Team led by Dr. Emilie Mitchell, broke attendance records with 947 peopled registered for the online event. Participants represented 120 colleges and districts, and they learned from 16 workshops and keynotes by Chancellor Oakley and Steven Canals. 

The 4th CCC LGBTQ+ Summit will be hosted again in April 2022. In the meantime, CCC faculty, staff, and students were given a roadmap of areas to improve in the CCC system.

Students registering for the Summit were asked to rate the importance several policies and practices that might help to make campuses more welcoming and affirming to LGBTQ+ students. The ones rated the most important by the 81 students who responded are below.

  • Having mental health counseling on ca
    mpus that is LGBTQ+ affirming
     
    (95% - Very Important)
  • Training for Faculty on LGBTQ+ terminology and experiences (94% - Very Important)
  • Having a Pride Center or other staffed resource center to serve LGBTQ+ students (89% - Very Important)
  • Hate and bias reporting (having the ability to report to administration incidences of harassment and mistreatment because of sexual orientation and/or gender identity) (83% - Very Important)
  • Gender-inclusive facilities (all gender restrooms and showering/changing facilities (83% - Very Important)

That's a Wrap
 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Programs Announced for 3rd CCC LGBTQ+ Summit

Below are the Summit concurrent sessions program presentations. Click here to read the full program descriptions.

  1. Advocacy Stories:  The Long and Winding Journeys of Leading Change Initiatives
  2. Before and After COVID-19: How to Initiate and Sustain a Successful LGBTQIA+ Initiative on Campus
  3. Beyond "Checking the Box": Advancing LGBTQIA+ Data Collection at MiraCosta College
  4. Centering Student Voices: Our Journey in Creating a LGBTQIA+ Disproportionate Impact Report
  5. Challenges and Opportunities in Educating the Educators on LGBTQ+ Experience
  6. A Collaborative Approach to GSAs: Benefits of Queer Community Connections
  7. Creating a learning community to support the retention and persistence of LGBTQIA+ Students
  8. Cultural Identities: Creating success in the midst of institutional and financial barriers
  9. Fostering Resiliency in the LGBTQ ASD college student
  10. Incorporating LGBTQ+ Content in Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training
  11. Intersectional Roots: LGBTQ+ Elders Share Their Journeys
  12. Intersectional Safe Zone
  13. LGBTQ+ Visibility in the Community College Classroom
  14. Mental Health Needs Among LGBTQ+ College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  15. Moving Forward: Starting an LGBTQ+ Association on Campus
  16. Queer Chisme as a counter space of Resistence
  17. Rebuilding Campus Services with and for LGBTQIA+ Students Mid-Pandemic
  18. Show Me the Data!
  19. Square One: Building Integral Support for LGBTQ+ Community College Students from the Ground Up
  20. Successful Employee Resource Groups for LGTBQ+ Employees
  21. Throwing a T-Party: How to Build Trans Spaces On-Campus
  22. Trans-Affirming Facilities
  23. TRANSforming the Classroom: Teaching Strategies that Support Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Students
  24. Uplifting LGBTQ+ Student Voices: LGBTQ+ Student Experiences with the San Diego Community College District

Archive of 2021 Summit Programs


Advocacy Stories:  The Long and Winding Journeys of Leading Change Initiatives

Kelly Munson (she/her) Student Life Advisor

Skylar Darrow (she/he) Student

Bryn Thomas (they/them)

Quinsea Pratt (she/her) Safe Place & Queer Resource Center Supervisor

Mox Andrea (she/her) IT Director

Butte College

Most change does not happen overnight, especially in higher ed.  It can be an arduous process for students who are only on our campuses for 2 +/- years.  Yet, when there is enough outrage, passion and support, change CAN happen.  Former student leaders with members of the Gender & Sexual Equity Taskforce from Butte College will share the stories of their journeys to successfully create the Chosen Name Project and the Queer Resource Center at Butte College.  Q & A will follow.


Before and After COVID-19: How to Initiate and Sustain a Successful LGBTQIA+ Initiative on Campus

Salvador Navarro (he/him) Counselor

El Camino College

In this workshop, I will be sharing the ins and outs of starting an LGBTQIA+ initiative on a college campus. Topics of discussion will include: sponsorship/budget, marketing, branding, engagement, buy-in from key stakeholders, the process of forming a committee, partnerships and much more. Specifically, I will be sharing the work we have done face to face and how we are rendering our services and hosting our events in an online format due to our current COVID-19 situation. This workshop is designed for staff, administrators and students who also wish to be a voice for the queer services they wish to see on their campus grounds.


Beyond "Checking the Box": Advancing LGBTQIA+ Data Collection at MiraCosta College

Lisa Trescott (she/her) Research Analyst, Student Equity and SSSP

Kristina Londy (she/her) Program Manager Student Success & Equity, LGBTQIA+ Campus Liaison

MiraCosta College

In this session the staff of MiraCosta College will share our best practices for collecting useful data on the LGBTQIA+ Community. Given the historical obstacles with collecting reliable data on this community and the limited data that CCC’s get from the chancellor's office, colleges are often left on their own finding creative solutions to this problem. During this session we will share with you the inspiration for our data collection practices, how we’ve been able to collect data to help us better understand the LGBTQIA+ student population and their needs, as well as how we plan to use this data to inform our future initiatives.


Centering Student Voices: Our Journey in Creating a LGBTQIA+ Disproportionate Impact Report

Dr. Roger Davidson (he/they) Dean, Natomas Education Center

Alejandra Fernandez Garcia (they/them) Pride Center Specialist

Bee Curiel (they/them) SPA, Student Ambassador Program

American River College

This presentation will cover the framework that led our campus to request a disproportionate impact report for our LGBTQIA+ students, the data we used to drive the report, and the process we used to hear student voices.  We will touch on the challenges our team faced and how we learned to overcome them. Our presentation will conclude with the recommendations that report provided back to our campus community which focused on QTBIPOC students as a intersectional way to improve the student experiences of all students in the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.


Challenges and Opportunities in Educating the Educators on LGBTQ+ Experience

Dr. Steph Anderson (they/them) Assistant Professor of Psychology

Students from the Gender Sexuality Alliance

Santa Monica College

As a collective of LGBTQ+ student leaders, we engage in a variety of institutional spaces (e.g., student government, student clubs, advisory boards) at Santa Monica College (SMC). Our goal is to make SMC a safer and more inclusive campus for queer and trans students, in particular for those of us who experience the most marginalization. In this workshop, we discuss our leadership and advocacy efforts at SMC. Specifically, we reflect on our experience designing and implementing “LGBTQ+ 101” Workshops on campus and the challenges and opportunities inherent in partnering with faculty, staff, and administrators in these efforts.


A Collaborative Approach to GSAs: Benefits of Queer Community Connections

Kelly Ramnarine (she/her) President, Community Officer Gender Sexuality Alliance and QueerSCV

Katie Lookholder (she/her) Adjunct Professor

College of the Canyons

This session will encompass the beneficial relationship between the College of the Canyons Gender Sexuality Alliance and QueerSCV, a Santa Clarita Valley LGBTQ+ community organization.This collaborative approach to LGBTQ+ student support services has resulted in beneficial outcomes that may not have otherwise been possible, including but not limited to:

• On-Campus Event Support: COC LGBTQ+ Pride, National Coming Out Day.

• Collaborative Projects: 2020 Queerantine Zine, SCV Virtual Pride.

• Connection to the Greater LGBTQ+ Community: Safe Adult LGBTQ+ Mentorship, Santa Clarita Valley Pride, Fieldtrips(Zoo, Beach, etc.), LGBTQ+ Bookclub, Queer Friendsgiving."


Creating a learning community to support the retention and persistence of LGBTQIA+ Students

Dr. Guadalupe Corona (She/Her/Ella)Director, Office of Student Equity Programs and Services; Southwestern College 

Kimi Rodriguez-McSwain (she/her) Chel Coordinator/Counselor; Southwestern College

Dr. James Wilson English Faculty; Diablo Valley College

Dr Corona leads the office of student equity at Southwestern. In collaboration with Ms. Rodriguez Mc Swain and Dr. Wilson, they will share their efforts to support an LGBTQIA+ learning community. Both faculty members are leaders in developing a learning community to provide safe space for students. And Dr. Corona will share the role of student equity in supporting these efforts.


Cultural Identities: Creating success in the midst of institutional and financial barriers

Ernesto Nery (he/him) Director, Financial Aid

Merritt College

Being of multi-racial, first-generation, and a gay college student of undocumented parents has been a struggle in my young adult life. This has led me to internally explore my multiple identities, which often has caused discrimination, stigma and rejection. Further, the lack of parental and financial support made it difficult to afford college expenses, causing social and psychological barriers. Therefore, working in the Financial Aid Office, I have had the privileged to interact with students who face similar experiences. Cultural norms have a significant effect on the success of students, resulting in LGBTQIA+ students to often receive inadequate tools needed to succeed in college. This session will focus on available financial aid resources to support LGBTQIA+ students, primarily students who have little to no financial support from their parents or have become homeless as a result.


Fostering Resiliency in the LGBTQ ASD college student

Bryan Scheihing (he/him) Licensed Therapist and Training Director

Dr. Laurie Stephens (she/her) Senior Director of Autism and LGBTQ Programs

The Help Group's Kaleidoscope Program

How can we best support LGBTQ+ youth with autism in the college environment?  Being LGBTQ+ is often met with adversity and maybe even rejection in multiple settings.  Individuals with autism may face a broad range of challenges and stigma as well.  Research indicates that people who experience the intersectionality of being in both of these populations benefit greatly by receiving affirming support from others.  Join us to learn about the importance of providing affirming support for the population of LGBTQ+ young adults who are also diagnosed with autism, including examples of how to do so.


Incorporating LGBTQ+ Content in Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

Dr. Cindy Vyskocil (she/her) Vice Chancellor of Human Resources; South Orange County Community College District

Flavio Medina-Martin (he/him) Director of Diversity and Inclusion;College of the Canyons

Gregory Smith (he/him) Vice Chancellor of Human Resources; San Diego Community College District

Jake Knapp (he/him) General Counsel; Los Rios Community College District

With the recent Supreme Court Decision (BOSTOCK V. CLAYTON COUNTY) and legislation mandating sexual harassment training for all employees (SB1300 and SB 1343) join us for a panel discussion on federal and California laws and regulations regarding sexual harassment and strategies to incorporate LGBTQ+ content into our harassment trainings.


Intersectional Roots: LGBTQ+ Elders Share Their Journeys

Mason Funk (he/him) Executive Director; The Outwords Archive

"Intersectional Roots: LGBTQ+ Elders Share Their Journeys" will look at the origins of intersectionality, both as a concept, and in the lived experiences of three queer California elders with intersecting identities. These individuals include a Chinese-American lesbian poet, a Latinx mental health provider, and a transgender Latinx/Indigenous community organizer. The subjects' stories will be presented in their own words via short (3-4 minute) videos and through in-person participation in the panel (subject to confirmation). Their stories will provide inspiration and orientation for students and others living with intersecting identities, and delve into the queer community's responsibilities for anti-racism work.


Intersectional Safe Zone

Magdalena Munoz (she/her) Counselor

Jason Reyes (he/him) President of Associated Students of Rio Hondo College (ASRHC)

Rio Hondo College

The Intersectional Safe Zone training explores the various experiences of Queer students of color with various *isms (racism, classism, sexism, and more) in higher education. Queer students also make comprehensive recommendations to address inequalities and provide holistic support in their journey.


LGBTQ+ Visibility in the Community College Classroom

Wendy Silva (she/her, they/them) Assistant Professor, English

Robert Hyers (he/him) Assistant Professor

Dr. Andrea Dillon (she/her, they/them) Associate Professor, Life Sciences

Dr. Bryan C. Keene (he/him) Assistant Professor

Diana MacDougall (she/her) Professor; ASL/Interpreting Program Coordinator

Riverside City College

In our panel, we will discuss how, within our given disciplines at the community college, which include ASL, Life Science, English & Composition, and Art/Art History, we’ve worked to bring LGBTQ+ visibility into our classrooms and interrogate it using the same intersectional lens we use to interrogate other identities within our classrooms. We aim to move beyond representations that tokenize, exotify, or “other” our community, into authentic, empowering representations that affirm the identities and experiences of our LGBTQ+ students. We will share concrete examples of how we have examined and critically re-imagined  LGBTQ+ visibility in our classrooms and on campus.


Mental Health Needs Among LGBTQ+ College Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Emilio Loret de Mola (he/him)

Lena Robertson (they/them)

Vanderbilt University

Following the closure of many colleges and universities in the spring of 2020, our team conducted a study to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic may have placed some LGBTQ+ college students in unsafe or unaccepting environments that could negatively impact their mental health and wellbeing. The data collected from our first survey shows that more than half of our sample experienced psychological distress, anxiety, and depression at the beginning of the pandemic. We recommend that universities adapt resources and services to provide LGBTQ+ students better access to mental health support as learning continues in various environments outside of the classroom.


Moving Forward: Starting an LGBTQ+ Association on Campus

Al Weyant-Forbes (he/they/she) EOPS Specialist

Wendy Silva (she/her, they/them) Assistant Professor, English

Deborah Brown (she/her, they/them) Assistant Professor, History

Riverside City College

Progress can be slow sometimes, but it happens! In absence of an LGBTQ campus center or a unified LGBTQ campus-wide organization, Riverside City College recently created an LGBTQ+ Association for Student Success and Equity (LASSE) comprised of classified professionals, faculty, students, and administrators. Come learn the steps we took to create the Association, along with the work that LASSE is currently doing - including a pilot mentor program, events, and advocacy for campus-wide positive change. Let’s also have a discussion about the work of attendees’ campuses, and how we can individually and collectively continue to work toward equity for LGBTQIA2+ students.


Queer Chisme as a counter space of Resistence

Ángel Gonzalez (he/they/elle) Graduate Research Associate; San Diego State University

Yolanda Cataño (she/her/ella) Interim Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Equity, and Student Success; Imperial Valley College

SergioGonzalez (el/him) Research Associate; Rutgers College:Center for Minority Serving Institutions

As queer Latinx individuals, we want to share space, coutnerspace to engage in what we call, queer chisme as a tool to hold, disrupt, and demand space with my participants for our survival and existence (Gutierrez, 2017).  Rooted in feminist knowledge production, queer chisme serves as a disruptive tool towards homosocial practice permitting us, QTPOC folx, to share experiences that “exposes the violent impact heteronormative ideologies have material reality” (Gutierrez, 2017, p. 130). Chisme is not seen as a true form of knowledge and is marginalized as “silly, trivial, and unreliable” within our cisgenderheteropatriarchal society; therefore, it serves as a counterspace to exist, resist, and transform current practices (Gutierrez, 2017). Although research around gossip as discourse exists, chisme looks again at the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.  Engaging in queer chisme with our chismosxs in this context then possesses the power to transform community colleges and our work.


Rebuilding Campus Services with and for LGBTQIA+ Students Mid-Pandemic

Dr. Gregory J. Langner (he/him) Full-Time Instructor

Dr. Carina Karapetian Giorgi (they/them) Faculty & Department Chair of Sociology, Anthropology, Administrative Justice and Psychology

Dr. Jill Zimmerman (she/her)  Dean of Student Life 

Allison Burch (she/her) Instructor / Librarian

Antelope Valley College

As California Community Colleges labor to maintain services supporting Queer students, the Antelope Valley College LGBTQIA+ Committee — a joint endeavor between students and faculty — works to institutionalize Queer-affirming programs and policies that have primarily until now been promoted and practiced informally. Sharply aware that remote learning made necessary by the pandemic disproportionately impacts LGBTQIA+ students (The Trevor Project, 2020) — whom already often manage higher levels of anxiety, isolation, and even violence (Seaman, 2017) — we aim first and foremost to signal to the campus community at large our steadfast support for our Queer and questioning students.


Show Me the Data!

Dr. Valerie Lundy-Wagner (she/her) Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research and Data;

Educational Services and Support

Dr. Shuai Li (she/her) Research Data Specialist; Educational Services and Support

California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

Show me the data! Campuses are increasingly focused on making “data driven decisions”, however, data on the queer and trans community on our campuses can be hard to obtain and hard to understand. This presentation will present historical and background information on the sexual orientation and gender identity questions on the CCC apply (AB620)- highlighting some of the limitations and issues faced with these questions and how the data is collected. Data on the number of queer and trans student across the CCC system will be presented as well as findings on the success and retention rates of queer and trans students relative to their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts.


Square One: Building Integral Support for LGBTQ+ Community College Students from the Ground Up

Dr. Kyle Livie (he/him) Professor of History/Co-Director, Lytton Center for History and the Public Good

David Irving (he/him) Counselor/Mental Health Coordinator

Dr. Sandra Chacko (she/her) Associate Professor of Anthropology

Ohlone College

Do you look around your campus and think "where do I even start?" This presentation will explore practical strategies for creating and maintaining integrated LGBTQ+ programming on community college campuses with histories of limited or sporadic support for queer and trans students. The goal of this presentation is to help YOU envision, design, and implement programming that can be integrated with other efforts on campus including professional development, equity, mental health services, and curriculum development. You will learn about ways to assess your own knowledge about LGBTQ+ identity and issues as well as your campus climate, approaches to increase awareness in your community, and strategies to use your work to provide support to other disproportionately-impacted populations. The presenters will share tips, experiences, and identify key ways to build services/supports/spaces for LGBTQ+ students, including approaches that can translate to online modalities, ways to overcome institutional obstacles, and techniques for working with different stakeholders. Let’s get started together!


Successful Employee Resource Groups for LGTBQ+ Employees

Dr. Claudia Mercado (she/her) Interim Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Harper College 

LGBTQ+ employees need to have visible counter spaces throughout the college. Counter spaces provide safe spaces that simultaneously validate and critique one’s interconnected self and group identity that would enable radical growth. (Keels, 2019). Counter spaces allow for LGBTQ+ employees to unpack other challenges/questions they have.   These counter spaces can be through providing a LGBTQ+ employee resource group (ERG). ERG’s are employee recognized groups that center on employee identities such as race, ability or sexuality. ERG’s help provide an inclusive workplace which increases employee engagement, commonalities across divisions and intersections across an employee’s identities.


Throwing a T-Party: How to Build Trans Spaces On-Campus

Charlie Garcia-Spiegel (he/him) Student Lab Aide

Juan Fernandez (he/him) Coordinator OF Queer Resource Center

City College of San Francisco

Recent widespread campus closures, as well as a previous displacement of City College of San Francisco’s Queer Resource Center (QRC), have resulted in a student-led push to re-establish the QRC. Drawing from the QRC’s 15 year history as the first LGBTQ+ resource center in the CCC system, a student worker created the T-House: a virtual space for transmasculine and masculine-of-center people. This presentation will showcase programming from the T-House’s initial semester, highlight its contributions to the establishment of a trans-affirming campus culture, and provide a framework for establishing physical and virtual trans-centered spaces throughout California.


Trans-Affirming Facilities

Arien Reed (he/him) President of LGBTQ Allied Staff & Faculty Association

Fresno City College

What kind of campus facilities benefit our trans students, employees, and visitors, why is it so important that colleges provide them, and how do we advocate for them? How do we request costly change to existing facilities on a campus possessing limited financial resources? Come learn and share what kinds of facility renovations and policies trans folks need you to advocate for, why these modifications are so crucial to our well-being, and how to make them both a priority and a reality.


TRANSforming the Classroom: Teaching Strategies that Support Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Students

Catherine Lamar (she/her) Psychology Instructor; Pasadena City College

Shelby Lamar (they/them) Assistant Director, Preparing Future Faculty Program; Claremont Graduate University

Have you checked that your classroom environment, syllabi, activities, and teaching practices are inclusive to transgender, nonbinary, agender, and gender nonconforming students? This workshop will discuss best practices in creating a safe, inclusive, and open classroom environment for students of all gender identities. Co-facilitators, Catherine Lamar and Shelby Lamar, will discuss strategies that educators can use when designing course materials, syllabi, first-day-of-class activities, and student resources that support and affirm LGBTQ+ students. Attendees will leave this session with tangible practices to implement in classrooms, including a checklist to design your course with gender-inclusive practices.


Uplifting LGBTQ+ Student Voices: LGBTQ+ Student Experiences with the San Diego Community College District

Jaime Seiverd (they/them) Research and Planning Analyst

San Diego Community College District

The San Diego Community College District conducted focus groups in Spring and Fall 2020 to better understand diverse LGBTQ+ student experiences to inform future programming and support services for LGBTQ+ students. Students discussed their intersecting identities and how those identities informed their experiences with campus climate, the curriculum and classroom, various support services, and extracurricular activities. This presentation will detail the methodology and intention of this project, themes that emerged from student participants during analysis, and next steps for continuing intersectional research on LGBTQ+ students in the San Diego Community College District.







Thursday, November 12, 2020

Registration Is Now Open for the 3rd CCC LGBTQ+ Summit

 

The CCC LGBTQ+ Summit is a space for students, faculty, classified professionals, and administrators. In previous years at least half of our attendees were students.  The Summit is an opportunity to collaborate with members of the California Community College campuses at all levels. We will learn from each other’s innovative and successful ideas that will transform campuses so that we better serve and affirm LGBTQ+ students.The conference is focused on improving not only individual community college campuses but also encouraging changes at the structural level.

Click here to register for the 3rd CCC LGBTQ+ Summit!

Should you require assistance in completing the form, please contact Stacey Boswell at sboswell@meetingwise.net or (310) 937-9473, x104.

You MUST register by or before Wednesday, April 14th in order to receive the special “Summit in a Box” mailing including. Those who register within the last two weeks prior to the conference will not receive the Box but will have access to some of the pieces through the conference app.

2021 CCC LGBTQ+ Summit Fees


Students
  • Early Bird / Regular Rate (Same) - $25
Professionals
  • Early Bird (by 11:59 p.m. Pacific on March 31, 2021) - $75
  • Regular Rate (April 1, 2021 and after) - $100
Presenters
  • If attending the Summit - Please register at the standard rate for your registration type
  • If presenting only -  If presenters are session only participants, there is no need for you to register for the Summit.

Waiver Application

  • If financial challenges would prevent you from attending the conference, we invite you to complete and submit a fee waiver application by clicking HERE by or before the March 15th deadline.
  • Approval will be based on need and budget limitations.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Summit Planning between March 16-30 and applicants will be advised of status by or before Monday, April 5th.
  • If approved, you will be provided with a complimentary registration code for registration and will be asked to register no later than Friday, April 9th.

Details

  • The virtual summit will be held on Zoom using Attendee Hub / Crowd Compass as the summit app and meeting platform. You will be able to access all through your laptop, desktop, or mobile phone.
  • As a way to connect, all summit registrants will receive a special “Summit in a Box” that will be mailed prior to the summit including an agenda card, game / prize pieces, gifts / giveaways, sponsor items and more.
  • Final planning details including Attendee Hub / Crowd Compass summit app access and Zoom links will be shared within two weeks of the summit dates.

Monday, October 26, 2020

CCC LGBTQ+ Summit Call for Presentations Now Online

 


We invite you to submit a presentation proposal for the 3rd CCC LGBTQ+ Summit: A Virtual Event held on April 28 and 29, 2021. This year’s theme is “Beyond Rainbows: Building the will and the skills to serve and affirm our diverse queer and trans students.”

Deadline to submit a proposal is December 4, 2020.

Visit the Call for Presentations page for the Submission Link and to learn about the Summit tracks, session criterial, virtual and powerpoint requirements, and contact information. 


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Steven Canals of the show Pose To Speak at 3rd CCC LGBTQ+ Summit

We are thrilled to announce that Steven Canals, the Emmy nominated co-creator and co-executive producer of the groundbreaking show Pose will participate in this year’s Summit. Canal developed the pilot script for Pose in 2014 while studying at UCLA. His journey prior to working in entertainment included attending a community college and later working as an LGBT resource coordinator at two colleges. Since developing Pose, which features the largest cast of transgender people in TV history, Steven has dedicated his time to uplifting the voices of queer and trans people of color. As he shared with QQ Magazine"I’m hoping that on the heels of my success we’ll see more doors open so that more people of color, more LGBT people, and more women will have more opportunities.”

Follow Steven Canals on Twitter and on Instagram

For the most recent information on the Summit, please go to https://conta.cc/2FY5drl



Saturday, August 22, 2020

Save-the-Date for the 3rd CCC LGBTQ+ Summit on April 28-29, 2021

 





This is the First Time I Have Ever Heard of the Summit - Tell Me More
This conference is a space for students, faculty, classified professionals, and administrators. In previous years at least half of our attendees were students. The CCC LGBTQ+ Summit is an opportunity to collaborate with members of the California Community College campuses at all levels. We will learn from each other’s innovative and successful ideas that will transform campuses so that we better serve and affirm LGBTQ+ students. The conference is focused on improving not only individual community college campuses but also encouraging changes at the structural level.

The Summit will be held virtually on April 28th and 29th, 2021 (9:00-12:00pm).


What Kinds of Presentations To Expect  
To give folks a sense of the type of information and presentations you can expect at the conference, below is the list of workshop topics.
  • The Category Is ----- Identity Intersections
  • Coming Out with Research & Data
  • The First Pride was a Uprising: Establishing Services on Your Campus
  • Fabulous Curriculum: Creating LGBTQ+ Courses and Inclusions of LGBTQ+ content in every course
  • TRANSforming Culture: Creating Campuses that Welcome and Affirm transgender and gender non conforming students
  • No Pride for Some Without Justice for All

Who's Planning the Summit
For those who I have not yet met, let me introduce myself. My name is Dr. Emilie Mitchell and it is my pleasure to be a community college educator (psychology professor) and queer and trans campus advocate (American River College, Pride Center Coordinator) It is my pleasure to serve as the lead planner for this year's event working alongside a group of committed, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals who work across the California Community College and University of California system.

Contacts

Meet the Planning Team

  • Alejandra Fernandez Garcia (American River College; Program Specialist -ARC Pride Center)
  • Al Weyant-Forbes (Riverside Community College; Student Success Specialist)
  • Arien Reed (Fresno City College; Budget Technician)
  • Erin Pollard  (Irvine Valley College; Interim Manager of the Student Equity Program, Categorical)
  • Gian Gayatao (Bakersfield College; Legislative Affairs Director for Student Senate of the California Community Colleges)
  • Dr. Hasmik Arakelyan (LA Valley College; Professor, Psychology)
  • India Pierce (MiraCosta College; LGBTQIA+ Equity Student Services Specialist)
  • Dr. Jan Muto (Norco Community College; Associate Professor, Communication Studies)   
  • Dr. Joshua Moon Johnson (American River College; Dean of Student Services)
  • Nancy Jean Tubbs (University of California, Riverside; Director of the LGBT Resource Center)
  • Maya Cardenas (Mt. San Jacinto College; Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Equity)
  • Ricky Gutierrez-Maldonado (San Joaquin Delta College; Acting Manager for Empowerment Resource Programs)
  • Sal Navarro (El Camino College; Counselor)




3rd CCC LGBTQ+ Summit draws 947 people from 120 colleges and districts

  The 3rd CCC LGBTQ+ Summit, organized by a Planning Team led by Dr. Emilie Mitchell, broke attendance records with   947   peopled register...