Building A Brighter Future

Friday,
November 9

Skirball
Cultural
Center

8:30AM - 5PM


Building A Brighter Future

Friday, November 9
Skirball Cultural Center
8:30AM - 5PM



Today is an important moment in our national history and for the GLBTQ community, specifically, as we seek to protect and preserve our society’s progress. Now is the time to stand up as allies – brothers and sisters in the human race. What will you do to embrace an environment of openness and acceptance?

Research suggests that GLBTQ individuals face physical and mental health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights. Discrimination against GLBTQ persons has been associated with high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and suicide. Experiences of violence and victimization are frequent for GLBTQ individuals, and have long-lasting effects on the individual and the community.

Through the EDGY Conference, we will empower our attendees to reverse some of these negative statistics, develop a better understanding of issues facing this population, and ultimately to create a positive change in our societies and develop tolerance for GLBTQ identities.

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Individual


$125

Early Bird Special! Ends Oct. 1

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Groups

$125

Per Person
Groups of 10 or More

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Student

$60

Early Bird Special! Ends Oct. 1
Must Show Valid Student ID

What's Included

Inspiring Keynote Speakers

Educational, Informative & Enjoyable Break-Out Sessions

Valuable Networking Opportunities


Complimentary Breakfast & Lunch

6 CEU Credits

Keynote Presenters

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Jonathan Skurnik

Director

Youth & Gender Media Project
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Kate Bornstein

Author/Speaker

The Institute for Democratic Education and Culture
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Carolina Rubio-MacWright

BFA/JD

International Rights Speaker/Lawyer
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Senator
Scott Weiner


California State Senate - District 11

Presenters

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Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, LADC


BGC Consulting
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Roxanne Cherry, Ph. D


Laguna Nigel Counseling
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Andrew Pari, B.S., MSW


Sexual Assault Awareness, LLC
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Anthony Eftimeo


Anti-Defamation League
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Dr. Jason Bolton, Psy. D


The Help Group
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Samantha Gerson, MD


Survivors of Instituional Abuse
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Bryan Gaeta-Symonds

Minster of Divinity

Presbyterian Church
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Gregory Canillas, Ph. D


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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Summer Davidson, LCSW


Penny Lane Centers
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Chris Villalobos


Thrive Tribal Foundation
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Susan Cottrell

Master of Theological Studies

FreedHearts, Inc.
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Breana Wiles, MSW


University of Southern California
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Tim Vallez, MSW


Los Angeles County Probation Department
 
 
 

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