2018 Midwest LGBTQ Rights Conference
“Queer & Present Danger”
Washington University School of Law | St. Louis, Missouri
Thursday, March 1 – Friday, March 2, 2018
Up To 6.0 Free Hours Of CLE Credit
ABOUT the 2018 MIDWEST LGBTQ RIGHTS CONFERENCE
Join students, acedemics, legal practitioners, and community members from the greater Midwest at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri for action-oriented dialogue centered on LGBTQ equality advancement.
The Midwest LGBTQ Rights Conference is free, open to members of the public, and provides free Missouri CLEs for lawyers. Registration is required to ensure your entrance.
Attendees are invited to join us for a networking reception on Thursday, March 1, at 5:30 PM in the Crowder Courtyard at Washington University Law. Employers interested in participating in the networking reception should register for the conference below and indicate their attendance at the reception.
2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
James Esseks | Director, LGBT & HIV Project, ACLU
Schedule of Events
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Welcome & Opening Remarks | Dean Nancy Staudt
Lead OUT Loud Awards Presentation | Dean Nancy Staudt
Sponsored by Thompson Coburn LLP
The Lead OUT Loud Award recognizes dynamic individuals who use their talents and resources to promote LGBTQ equality in their community. Through their pursuits and passions, honorees advance progress and personify the ideals of servant leadership.
2018 Lead OUT Loud Awardees
Introduction of Keynote Speaker | Professor Adrienne Davis
Keynote Address by James Esseks
Immediately following the keynote address….
Liberty & Justice, Sisters Under Siege | an equity panel
Moderated by James Esseks
This panel will highlight the ways law, culture, and policy intersect to both advance and harm LGBTQ equality regionally and beyond. Topics of discussion will include cases pending in the Missouri Supreme Court, national legislative trends, and coalition building among stakeholders.
Liz Blackwell Rep. Tracy McCreery
Networking Reception Sponsored by Sandberg Phoenix von Gontard P.C.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Legal Determinants of Health Outcomes | a health law panel
Moderated by Lennox Mark
Join us for this panel to learn how the law advances and impedes the quality of the healthcare for members of the LGBTQ community. Panelists will speak on issues relating to HIV criminalization, access to care for trans individuals, and mental health issues related to queer identities.
James Esseks Elizabeth Sepper
OUT in the Workplace and in our Schools | an education & employment panel
Moderated by Nathan Bruns
Discrimination in the classroom and in the workforce continues to be a substantial barrier that LGBTQ individuals encounter daily. This panel will discuss the responsibility institutions have to create inclusive workplace cultures and implement policies that equalize salary, benefits, gender expression, and family coverage.
Amy Hunter Steph Perkins
Denise Lieberman Tony Rothert
THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH…
Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Institutional Diversity
Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series
Washington University Assembly Series
Washington University Department of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
LOGISTICS AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
- Hotels and Travel Information: [link]
- Campus Parking: [link]
- Public Transportation: [link]
- Gender Inclusive Bathroom Map: [link]
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