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  • [Campus Center Ballroom]



    This Is Everything


    Jessie Rae
    Jessie Rae has blended folk, rock, and pop elements with powerful vocals, melodic lines, and lyrics we can all relate to. She has developed a sound some have labeled "contemporary folk-rock," and is happily belting out her life and heart to any and all who will listen.

    (Click here for Jessie Rae's website)





    [Campus Center Balcony]



    [Campus Center Ballroom]



    [Campus Center Ballroom]



    [Campus Center Ballroom ]



    American Civil Liberties Union: The Constitutional Rights Of LGBT Students On Campus

    Colin J. Donnaruma

    The legal rights of students on college campuses have long been a contentious area of the law. This talk will focus, first, on the constitutional rights of students generally and, second, on specific legal issues facing LGBT students, including the rights to organize, be free from discrimination, and freely express their views.
    [Assembly Hall]

    Out for Work: Being OUT And Open In The Workplace

    Riley Folds

    Out For Work brings together a panel of LGBTA employees from a variety of industries to discuss how the intersection of race and sexual orientation/gender identity, has affected those transitioning from academia to the workplace. All members of our diverse community are encouraged to attend.
    [CC 375]

    University at Albany’s Pride Alliance: Leading Your LGBT Student Organization With Pride

    Tyler Varese

    This program is designed to allow LGBT student leaders to talk about the common obstacles that we face and how we can effectively deal with them. Including, working with your school’s administration, operating within a budget, putting on successful programming on a collegiate level, maintaining membership, and how to expand visibility on campus.
    [Terrace Lounge]

    Middle Earth and PFLAG: How You Can Be An Ally To The LGBT Community

    Jennifer Roman and Patricia Panepinto

    This program will be an open forum addressing how one can be an ally to the LGBT community. It will provide those attending with an open and safe environment where they can share their experiences and ask questions.
    [Patroon Lounge]




    (Campus Center Ground Floor)

    Special Guest DJ Element of Club Bogie’s spinning live in the Campus Center.





    Empire State Pride Agenda: Advocating for LGBT Equality And Justice In New York State

    Nora Yates

    This workshop will teach participants the vital skills they need to advocate for key LGBT legislation, as well as provide opportunities for them to practice those skills in role-plays. The workshop will also cover the effective means of lobbying your legislator, and what college students can do to make change in New York.
    [Assembly Hall]

    Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation: GLAAD Campus Media Training

    Corey Johnson

    Strategic communications planning is a critical component of any social or economic justice campaign. The ability to effectively communicate a message in advocacy, organizing and research is directly related to the success of a campaign. Attendees will learn how to create a strategic communications plan by identifying a target audience, framing their story and developing effective messages.
    [CC375]

    Windows of Opportunity: Creating Innovative Programs And Leadership

    Hal S. Eisenberg, L.M.S.W.

    Creating innovative programs and events is designed to expand leadership thinking and empower participants to construct their visions and obtain skills to facilitate that positive outcome. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn what leadership is, be encouraged to discuss and develop new ideas, and be given strategic tools to improve their innovative leadership capabilities.
    [Terrace Lounge]

    Middle Earth: MTF, FTM, ???

    Courtney D’Allaird and Reese Kelly

    Whether you are out, or trying to figure out your gender identity, this program offers an open forum to talk about experiences, fears, and hopes about transgendered life on a college campus. This program is open to trans students, faculty, and community members across the spectrum
    [Patroon Lounge]



    SoulForce Equality Riders: Building Community Through Dialogue on College Campuses

    Russell Ferri and Ron Kurtz

    Prejudice and ignorance are globally pervasive, and even academic communities are subject to their grip. For the past three years, SoulForce has sponsored the Equality Rides, in which gay and lesbian youth travel to college campuses to engage students, faculty, and administrators in conversation about the destructive effects of doctrine and policy that label lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender identities as sick and sinful. This workshop will relate the experiences of our Equality Riders, the obstacles they’ve faced in meeting with school administrators, and the changes they have helped to foster at college campuses nationwide.
    [Assembly Hall]

    GenderPAC: GenderYOUTH Activist Training

    James Weissbein and Rayden Sorock

    Every day people experience violence and discrimination caused by gender stereotypes. This workshop examines the ways in which gender impacts everyone, and how youth can mobilize against gender-based bullying, harassment, and hate crimes in an all-inclusive human rights movement with other student and youth leaders.
    [CC375]

    New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG): Be The Change: Designing Your Own Campaign

    Alex Hanson and Lynne Radle

    This workshop will teach participants about a wide range of tools at their disposal to design and effectively implement an issue-based campaign. It will also engage participants in recognizing social and political goals they wish to see achieved and conceptualizing their own campaign to affect that change.
    [Patroon Lounge]

    Outten & Golden: Dealing with Discrimination at Work

    Stephanie M. Marnin, Esq.

    This program will address the types of discrimination employees experience in the workplace, the laws protecting employees from discrimination, and what to do if you are discriminated against.
    [Terrace Lounge]



    Daniel Bauer, successor to the legendary Harry Houdini, WAS on the rise to becoming one of the world's greatest magicians and escape artists. He has appeared on WB, FOX and NBC networks and has delivered mind-blowing productions at sold out arenas across the globe including the United States, Europe, Russia, Central America and the Caribbean. He is “New York’s most soul piercing performer.” - HX Magazine

    At the launch of his second world-tour, in 2002, he was diagnosed with HIV. The tour was abruptly cancelled by his corporate sponsors when he was labeled a “liability” and left to fend for himself fighting off ignorance and discrimination that only led him into the depths of a world where the soul nutrients were despair and self-pity; nearly losing his life. Today, he stands strong in the fight against the perceptions and stigmas associated with HIV/AIDS. He has led motivational workshops, lectures and speeches across the nation sharing deep personal experiences of what it is like to live with HIV / AIDS and what it could be like to live with HIV / AIDS if people will only listen and take action to change the climate of bias and prejudice.

    Daniel Bauer continues to perform and headline at various national charity events. He is contemplating the idea of returning to the stage for a second and a half world tour; to bring back the magic and legacy of Houdini. Until that time, he continues to bring about synergetic partnerships in the Capital of New York in an effort to build a better community.
    [Campus Center Ballroom]










    Frieda Munchon has been doing drag for 6 years. She has performed in New York City, Provincetown, and all over the capital district area. She has had The Annual Easter Parade for 8 years along with Whiskey Sour. Has also been a member of Capital Pride Singers in Albany for 12 years. Sings live thanks to Carmie Hope. Hosted Albany Pride Festival for five years.

    Carmie Hope has been doing drag almost 10 years. Has been a karaoke host in the Albany area for most of those years. Has performed in New York City, Provincetown, Canada, and in various other states. A member of Capital Pride Singers for 10 years. Has hosted Albany Pride Festival for five years. The first drag performer in Albany to sing live.

    Whiskey Sour has been doing drag almost 10 years. Whiskey started singing at Carmie's karaoke show, but due to the obstacle of poor eyesight and long lashes has had to resort to writing her own lyrics. Hosted her own bingo show. Is an area artist who has been featured in many venues in the Capital District. Also appeared in a short film titled "Girls Night Out" made by area film makers.

    [Campus Center Ballroom]




    [Campus Center Ballroom]



    Inclusion, Advocacy and Empowerment
    [Campus Center Ballroom]



    [Fireside Lounge]



    [Fireside Lounge]



    Continuation of Facing Trans: Inclusion, Advocacy and Empowerment:

    This day-long training is designed to help college students, faculty and administration to strategically plan to provide a safe and supportive climate for all and to prepare participants to become better advocates for the trans community. Be a leader by identifying the needs, including invisible populations, advocate effectively for trans people, and empower all community members to take action. Programs include: Health Center Inclusion, Gendered Spaces, Records and Documents, Policy Inclusion, Programming etc..

    [Campus Center Ballroom]

    Ensuring Safe and Inclusive Housing

    All too often queer theory is left behind when we exit the classroom door. Working to turn theory into action, students across the nation are challenging the binary campus paradigm that has long mandated heteronormative living arrangements. Come take charge in the grassroots movement for gender neutral rooming!

    [Assembly Hall]

    LGBT Personalized Tour of University at Albany Campus

    On typical tours of the University at Albany campus, tour guides show sample dorm rooms, the library, campus center, lecture centers and classrooms. On this tour, specially designed for prospective LGBT students, Samantha Bernstein will give a personal, LGBT friendly-guided tour of the University campus. Attendees will be able to get a chance to see the LGBT resources the University at Albany has to offer. Including, the Gender and Sexuality Concerns Office, Quad Offices, the UAlbany Pride Office, and Residential Life etc.

    [Campus Center Balcony]



    Continuation of Facing Trans: Inclusion, Advocacy and Empowerment:

    This day-long training is designed to help college students, faculty and administration to strategically plan to provide a safe and supportive climate for all and to prepare participants to become better advocates for the trans community. Be a leader by identifying the needs, including invisible populations, advocate effectively for trans people, and empower all community members to take action. Programs include: Health Center Inclusion, Gendered Spaces, Records and Documents, Policy Inclusion, Programming etc..

    [Campus Center Ballroom]

    Ensuring Safe and Inclusive Housing

    All too often queer theory is left behind when we exit the classroom door. Working to turn theory into action, students across the nation are challenging the binary campus paradigm that has long mandated heteronormative living arrangements. Come take charge in the grassroots movement for gender neutral rooming!

    [Assembly Hall]



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