A one day global summit for LGBTIQ human rights

This December, OutRight sponsors its annual UN Advocacy Week. During this time, dozens of international LGBTIQ activists come to New York for advocacy meetings with member states and agencies at the United Nations, including some governments that may not be receptive to human rights for LGBTIQ people at home. The week culminates on December 9th, 2017, with OutSummit at the City University of New York School of Law.

CLE credit units are available. Learn more »

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December 9, 2017

OutSummit is a one day conference brings together international and US-based activists for a day of panels and workshops on human rights relating to sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex issues. Co-hosted with CUNY School of Law & Sorensen Center.

 

Registration fee is $75 per person and $25 for students.

CLE credit units are available. Learn more »
* CUNY Law School Students and Faculty are free.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Joy Belmonte, Vice Mayor of Quezon City
and
Leading Egyptian Activist
(name withheld)

PLENARY PANELS

Opening plenary
LGBTIQ Histories: Stories of Resistance
Closing plenary
The Future of LGBTIQ Rights: Intersectional, Inclusive, and Courageous

WORKSHOPS

Participants break out into workshop sessions based on themes. List of workshops are below.

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OutSummit Agenda

8:45am-9:30am:

Registration & Breakfast

9:30am-9:45am: Welcome

Emcee: Maria Sjödin

9:45am-11:00am: First Plenary
Auditorium

LGBTIQ Histories: Stories of Resistance

11:00am-11:15am: Opening Keynote
Auditorium

Introduction: Ging Cristobal
Keynote: Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte

11:15am-11:45am

Coffee & Tea Break

11:45am-1:00pm
Morning Workshops

LGBTIQ Rights & Business: Symmetries & Challenges
Room 1/202

Maintaining Safety & Security Amidst Global LGBTIQ Backlash
Room 1/203

UN-Locked: Diplomats and Officials Address the Independent Expert on SOGI, the Equal Rights Coalition, and Where We Go From Here
Room 1/205

1:00pm- 2:15pm

Lunch

2:15pm- 3:30pm
Afternoon Workshops

Advancing LGBTIQ Rights through the Courts: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Room 1/202

Case Studies and Strategies from the Media Frontlines
Room 1/205

Global Intersex Rights: Diverse Pathways to Dignity and Equality
Room 1/203

3:30pm- 3:45pm: Coffee & Tea Break

3:45pm- 5:00pm: Second Plenary
Auditorium

The Future of LGBTIQ Rights: Intersectional, Inclusive, and Courageous

5:00pm- 5:30pm
Auditorium

Keynote: Leading Activist from Egypt

5:30pm- 6:00pm
Auditorium

Closing

6:15pm – 8:30 or 9:00pm
Community Room

Dinner & Dance Party

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CUNY LAW SCHOOL

First Floor

2 Court Square

Long Island City, NY 11101

CONTACT US

Voice: 1.212.430.6054

Email: Events [at] outrightinternational.org