We can't wait to see you all on March 8th through the 10th of 2018 for this year's conference!

Thursday 5pm, Friday 2pm-6:30pm, Saturday 10am- 6:15pm in the Wolf Law Building

Our keynote speakers for 2017 will

Kat Blaque, Sam Bullington and Chase Strangio!

                                             Kat Blaque with purple braided hair

 

Kat Blaque is an Animator, Illustrator and Youtuber. With 10+ years of online activism under her belt, she uses her platform to educate across intersections and cultivate conversation. With over 100k Youtube subscribers, nearly 200k Facebook likes, and an average weekly reach of 4 million, it's clear people are listening.

She playfully refers to herself as “intersectionality salad” as she embodies various identities and experiences. As a black transgender woman who is a survivor of rape and sexual assault, Kat strives to facilitate educational conversations about social injustice, the importance of staying true to yourself, and the consequences of online harassment. She is passionate about giving a voice to the marginalized. 

Check out her YouTube Channel!


Sam Bullington standing against stone wall

Sam Bullington identifies as a trans man, among many of his identities.  After teaching on transgender and LGBQ issues, identities and theories for several years at universities Sam has moved on to a multitude of different projects.  Among those are healer, advocacy worker, conductor of Phoenix- Colorado's only transgender choir and one who drives looking at the world with new perspectives that embody collectiveness and strong relationships built on understanding.

Chase Strangio, ACLU Lawyer

Chase Strangio (@chasestrangio) is a Staff Attorney with the ACLU’s LGBT & AIDS Project. Chase’s work includes impact litigation, as well as legislative and administrative advocacy, on behalf of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV across the United States. Chase has particular expertise on the treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming people in police custody, jails, prisons and other forms of detention. 

Prior to joining the ACLU, Chase was an Equal Justice Works fellow and the Director of Prisoner Justice Initiatives at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, where he represented transgender and gender non-conforming individuals in confinement settings. In 2012, Chase founded the Lorena Borjas Community Fund, an organization that provides direct bail/bond assistance to LGBTQ immigrants in criminal and immigration cases. Chase is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and Grinnell College.

High profile clients include: Gavin Grimm and Chelsea Manning

 News clips re: the trans military ban

 Other media appearances: