PROGRAM

Friday, October 11th, 2013
7:00pm-9:00pm: Registration (The Hub)

7:00pm-9:00pm: Gender and Sexuality Resource Center Open House (2nd Floor)
Come check out SUNY Oneonta’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Meet some of our staff, check out our DVDs, posters, pamphlets, books, and much more!

9:00pm-11:00pm: Casino/Carnival Night (Ballroom)

Saturday, October 12th, 2013
9:00am-9:45am: Welcome: Recounting our Past, Imagining our Future, LGBT Activism in the SUNY System Courtney D’Allaird
 (Ballroom A)

10:00am-12:45pm: Safe Space/Safe Zone- Ally Building Network Best Practices (Catskill Room)
Presented by: Courtney D’Allaird, SUNY Albany
Whether you already have a program, are thinking of starting one or just want to learn more about what other campuses are doing, this workshop should be your first stop! Participants are encouraged to bring their safe space material/ training manuals/ stickers and power points to share and critique. The session will speak to the origins and opportunity for Safe Space Programs on college campuses; provide an overview of best practices and an opportunity for participants to share their own insights. The session will conclude with collaborative suggestions for each participant, to aid you in starting, building and expanding upon or making the case for Safe Space on campus.

10:00am-10:45am: Get Connected (Susquehanna Room)
Presented by: Madison Waldron, SUNY Oneonta
This workshop will teach everyone why it is important to stay connected to the world through media sources. It is important to know what is happening within the community around the world, and the resources that are available 24/7 to help you when in need. Come join in on the fun! #sunypride  sunyprideconnectnow.tumblr.com

10:00am-10:45am: Party in the GSA! (Butternut Valley Room)
Presented by: SUNY Oneonta’s Gender and Sexuality Executive Board, SUNY Oneonta
Our team would like to reach out to other Gender and Sexuality Alliance organizations and discuss strategies and techniques that are successful in creating an effecting and entertaining student organization. Panelists will present their duties and responsibilities as an Executive Board member, and how they keep the GSA active and efficient.

10:00am-10:45am: Blood Donor Equality (Waterfront Room)
Presented by: Tyler Morrison, Stony Brook University
This workshop will cover moving for behavior-based policy regarding blood donation. Our goal is to include SUNY schools in a letter-signing competition in which we will challenge the SUN
Y schools to see who can generate the most signed letters to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees the FDA and influences their policies regarding blood donation.

11:00am-11:45am: Transphobia (Glimmerglass Room)
Presented by: Dr. Bambi Lobdell, SUNY Oneonta

11:00am-11:45am: Ice Ice Baby (Ballroom B)
Presented by: Andrew Tejada, SUNY Oneonta
Icebreakers sometimes have a reputation as being silly, immature, and sometimes send folks running in the opposite direction. However, if utilized and facilitated correctly, these activities can prove very beneficial to group dynamics. Come to this workshop to learn the difference between icebreakers, energizers, and team builders as well as the proper use of each. Acquire activities you can use with your club/organization!

11:00am-11:45am: Religion Panel (Waterfront Room)
Moderated by: Robert Christman, MVCC, featuring Presenters: Reverend Craig and April Harper, Oneonta, NY

12:00pm-12:45pm: Joseph Israel Lobdell(Glimmerglass Room)
Presented by: Dr. Bambi Lobdell, SUNY Oneonta
Born in 1829 to a working-class family in upstate NY, Lucy Ann Lobdell quickly gained a reputation as a marksman, earning the nickname “The Female Hunter of Delaware County.” But after leaving home, Lobdell proved something different altogether: a transgender man. Join Dr. Lobdell in a workshop on her ancestor’s story.

12:00pm-12:45pm: Creating a healthy team: Group dynamics and strategies for running an effective GSA (Susquehanna Room)
Presented by: Melissa Fallon-Korb, Ph.D. & Andrea Fallon-Korb, M.Ed., Oneonta, NY
One of the challenges in any student-led organization is building a healthy and welcoming group atmosphere among members. Understanding group dynamics can help student leaders have a more effective and productive student organization. The presenters will provide introductory information about the psychology of groups and present strategies for building group structure. Interactive activities will be incorporated to illustrate some of the challenges and strategies in group formation. Team building exercises will be discussed and members of the audience will be invited to share their favorite activities for use with their GSA.

12:00pm-12:45pm: Student Focus Groups on LGBTQ Campus Climate Issues (Butternut Valley Room)
Presented by: Marcia Roth Tucci and Brendan Wright, SUNY New Paltz
This workshop focuses on best practices and “how to” materials on conducting focus groups on LGBTQ issues as one method for gathering data on attitudes and experiences of students and/or faculty and staff on college campuses. Come have an understanding about how to create a safe and research driven environment to encourage honesty and sharing among members on topics that can be difficult to discuss.

12:00pm-12:45pm: Coming Out In Athletics Panel (Waterfront Room)
Moderated by: Tracie Raneiri, SUNY Oneonta

1:00pm-1:45pm: LUNCH (Ballroom)

1:00pm-1:45pm: Gender and Sexuality Resource Center Open House
Come check out SUNY Oneonta’s Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Meet some of our staff, check out our DVDs, posters, pamphlets, books, and much more!

2:00pm-2:45pm: LGBT Parenting (Leatherstocking Room)
Presented by: Elayne Mosher-Campoli, Oneonta, NY
Elayne will discuss her reality of being a parent in a same-sex marriage. She will share with everyone what challenges she has faced, and give great advice to others planning on being parents in the future. Come join in on this very touching workshop.

2:00pm-2:45pm: How Intersectionality Affects the LGBTQQIA Community (Butternut Valley Room)
Presented by: Leigh-Anne Francis, SUNY Oneonta
This workshop will engage LGBTQQIA people in an intersectional dialogue on sexual and gender identities, beliefs/stereotypes, experiences (of discrimination, for example), and offer concrete ways to function as an ally. More specifically, it will address the experiences of LGBTQQIA people of color, the (intersectional) racial privilege of white LGBTQQIA people, and the ways in which the latter group can become allies to queer and trans* people of color.

2:00pm-2:45pm: Gender Inclusive Housing? YES WE CAN (Union Square Room)
Presented by: Ashley Hubler, SUNY Oneonta
Does your SUNY have Gender Inclusive Housing? If not, come to this workshop on how SUNY Oneonta implemented their Gender Inclusive Housing and discuss how to start this program at your college. Listen to some feedback from college students and a Residential Director.

2:00pm-2:45pm: Gays and Greeks Panel (Waterfront Room)
Moderated by: Lauren Crandall, SUNY Oneonta
“Gays and Greeks” will bring you the facts about what it’s like being LGBTQ and involved in Greek life. You will learn about the good, the bad, the ugly and what is changing when it comes to being Queer in Greek life. Learn about some of the past negative events in Greek life when it comes to homophobia & heterosexism, and also some of the growing positive trends in LGBTQ Sororities and Fraternities.

3:00pm-3:45pm: Standards of Care for the Health of Trans* Folks (Susquehanna Room)
Presented by: Dr. Carolyn Wolf-Gould, Oneonta, NY
Standards of care (SOC) are the essential clinical foundations for providing consistent, evidence based and effective treatment across all disciplines and fields of medicine. This workshop will review the most recent edition of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health's Standards of Care and discuss how it impacts treatment for trans* patients. A discussion of how individuals and institutions can create a supportive environment for gender non-conforming people will follow.

3:00pm-3:45pm: The Real World (Leatherstocking Room)
Presented by: Elayne Mosher-Campoli, Oneonta, NY
Currently, same sex marriage has been legalized in NY State and DOMA has been struck down. Despite these wonderful advances we still face a complicated landscape of differing standpoints towards same sex marriage based on the state you are in, continually "coming out" in the workplace and our communities and transgender issues pushing into the spotlight. Come join Elayne for some “real talk.”

3:00pm-3:45pm: Creating a LGBTQ Mentoring Network on Your Campus (Union Square Room)
Presented by: Tara R. Schuster, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Come join Health Educator, Tara Shuster in learning about how the LGBTQ Mentoring Network was designed and runs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The goal of the program is to match “out” LGBTQ graduate students, faculty, and staff as “mentors” with LGBTQ undergraduate and graduate students as “mentees” for a professional mentoring relationship.

4:00pm-5:45pm: Special Documentary Screening: TRANS  (Red Dragon Theater)
Presented by: Dr. Michael Brown, SUNY Oneonta
“"TRANS" is an up-close and very personal journey into the transgender world through the memorable stories and the unusual lives of a remarkable cast of characters.”

4:00pm-5:45pm: The Future of SUNY Pride
Moderated by: Mitch Hymowitz and Elliot Ruggles, SUNY Oneonta (Union Square)
If you are interested in SUNY Pride’s future, please join SUNY Pride’s Co-Coordinators, Mitch and Elliot in discussing what’s next.

6:00pm-7:30pm: DINNER(Ballroom)

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

9:30am-10:30am Faculty/Staff Networking          (Waterfront) 
11:00am- 1:00pm Brunch                                       (Ballroom B)
12:00pm-1:00pm Caucus Groups I                         (Ballroom A)
1:15 pm-2:30pm Caucus Groups II                         (Ballroom A)

 

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