We are excited to announce that from January 24 through 26, we will be presenting a New Media Training Institute (NMTI) and other workshops at Creating Change, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's annual LGBT organizing conference that will be taking place in Atlanta, GA this year. GLAAD is also a proud community partner of the conference’s first-ever Latino Institute.
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(Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6:00am ‐ 3:30pm) - We invite organizations, individuals, bloggers, advocates, and media to spend the day learning about the latest social media and digital tools you can incorporate in your work. Presenters: Sean Carlson, Family Equality Council; Michael Crawford, Freedom to Marry; Ryan Davis, Blue State Digital; Zack Ford, ThinkProgress LGBT at the Center for American Progress Action Fund; Reina Gossett, thespiritwas.tumblr.com and Sylvia Rivera Law Project; Sarah Kennedy, Civitas Public Affairs Group LLC; Allison Palmer, GLAAD; Jenn Sturm, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice; Vincent Paolo Villano, National Center for Transgender Equality
(Thursday, January 24, 2013, 11:00am ‐ 12:15pm) - Latino support for LGBT people and issues is quickly growing. By telling our stories in the media we ensure that support keeps growing. But how can do that in Spanish, or in English to Latino-focused media outlets? What do you do when a public figure makes an offensive comment about LGBT people? How can you, as a community organizer, leverage mainstream and social media to not only correct these misrepresentations in the media but also educate the public? Find out how to work with the media in any language, to change hearts and minds. This workshop will be at the Presenters: Monica Trasandes and Brian Pacheco, GLAAD
Familia es Familia: A Groundbreaking National Partnership to Bring Conversations about LGBT Latinos Out of the Shadows
(Friday January 25, 9:00 AM – 10:30 am) - Familia es Familia is a partnership sponsored by Freedom to Marry with every leading national mainstream Latino organization to bring LGBT issues out of the shadows. Check out FamiliaEsFamilia.org and come learn from top Latino organizers how this groundbreaking public education campaign can impact your community. Presenters: Monica Trasandes, GLAAD; Catherine Pino and Ingrid Duran, D & P Creative Strategies; David M. Pérez, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
(Friday, January 25, 2013, 1:45pm ‐ 3:15pm) - What do you do when a public figure makes an offensive comment about LGBT people? How can you, as a communications professional, statewide or community organization, leverage mainstream and social media to not only correct these misrepresentations in the media but also educate the public about the harms of dangerous and inaccurate stereotypes? Find out how your organization can build highly visible public education campaigns that create media moments. Presenter: Daryl Hannah, GLAAD
(Saturday, January 26, 2013, 12:30pm ‐ 1:30pm) - This workshop will engage attendees with a values based model for creating effective messages that build on their communications skills around immigration and LGBT issues. Participants will be exposed to public opinion research, discuss current images of LGBT immigrants represented in the media and beyond, and practice creating messages for their own advocacy situations. Presenters: Chuy Sánchez, The Opportunity Agenda; Monica Trasandes, GLAAD; Julie Kruse, Immigration Equality
About Creating Change:
The Creating Change Conference, produced by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF), offers the opportunity for thousands of committed people to develop and hone their skills, celebrate victories, build community, and to be inspired by visionaries of our LGBT movement and allied movements for justice and equality. The conference is run by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and attracts more than 2,500 people from all over the country every year. Presenters and participants come from all walks of life and include members of the business community, elected officials, students, faith leaders and staff and volunteers of non-profit organizations. Find out more about registration.