Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Lawmaker Joins Leaders in CCC System at LGBTQ Summit's Opening Plenary

Assemblymember Eloise Gomez-Reyes, author of AB 1018, will join leaders from the Chancellor's Office, Academic Senate and Student Senate on a panel for the Opening Plenary at the CCC + LGBTQ Summit on Saturday, November 11 at UC Riverside. Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Special Programs Rhonda Mohr, Foothill College Professor and Secretary of the Academic Senate Dolores M. Davison, and Student Senate President Courtney Cooper will also speak on the panel.

The Opening Plenary will discuss the current state of support and resources for LGBTQ people on Californian community college campuses. AB 1018 adds LGBTQ students to campus equity plans in the CCC system. The Bay Area Reporter recently covered the possible implications of AB 1018, as well as the CCC + LGBTQ Summit.

While online registration has closed with 375 people attending the CCC + LGBTQ Summit, it's not too late to participate. On-site registration is free and will be available on the 3rd level of the Highlander Union Building outside HUB 302 starting at 9am. Any extra box lunches will be given away to on-site registration guests, but please be prepared to purchase your own lunch if no extras are available. A Subway sandwich shop is located next to the venue.

The Summit Schedule also features 11 workshops over two sessions, caucus spaces for stakeholders on CCC campus, and a Closing Plenary on next steps.

Friday, October 20, 2017

11 Workshops & Presentations at CCC + LGBTQ Summit

Programs at the CCC + LGBTQ Summit cover many diverse topics, presented by CCC students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as community organizations.Two workshop sessions are scheduled for the afternoon, to be followed by Caucus spaces.

Read the full descriptions here of the following programs:

  1. First Person Plural: Using LGBT+ Literature to Affirm and Connect POC Students in a Rural Community
  2. Getting Started: Creating Space for QTPoC on Campus
  3. It IS a Big Deal: The Impact of Microaggressions on LGBTQ Mental Health and Academic Success
  4. LGBTQ Sensitivity for Faculty
  5. Make it Work: Creatively Leveraging District Resources
  6. Non-Binary Identities Workshop: Bridging the Gaps of Gender Diversity
  7. Point Foundation - Leadership Through Scholarship
  8. The Spectrum Archives: Narratives of Courage
  9. Teaching Narcissism – Pedagogical Approaches for Classroom Queer Spaces
  10. Trans-Minded: A Deeper Understanding of Transgender and Gender Diverse Students
  11. We’re here, we’re queer: Queering Academia

Info for Summit Attendees for Saturday

Reminders for folx attending the CCC + LGBTQ Summit on Saturday: Free parking permits are available from an attendant in Lot 1 from 8am ...