Schedule of Activities

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

9:00am-6:30pm Day-Long Institute: Building An Anti-Racist LGBT Movement [Holiday 1]
2:00pm-5:00pm People of Color Faith-Based Meeting (by invitation only) [Poe B]

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26: MASS MOBILIZATION DAY

9:00am-6:00pm First-Ever Creating Change Lobby Day in Washington, DC (transportation provided) [Holiday 6]
9:00am-5:00pm Queer Muslim Working Group Meeting (closed session) [Mencken]
7:00pm-8:00pm First Timer's Orientation [Pickersgill]
7:00pm-8:00pm Welcome to Baltimore Reception [Key Ballroom]
8:00pm Creating Change Opening Plenary Benjamin Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP [Key]

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 27: INFRASTRUCTURE/CAPACITY BUILDING DAY

7:30am-8:30am Diverse Spiritual Traditions Working Group Breakfast (closed session) [Peale A]
9:00am-12:15pm Academy for Leadership and Action Trainings Session 1
  • Argument for the Sake of Heaven: How Traditional Jewish Text-study Techniques can Transform Confrontational Conversations about Scripture and Queer Identity [Chase]
9:00am-10:30am Workshop Session 1
  • Language Matters: Why We Should Stop Saying 'Abomination' and 'Sodomy' [Peale A]
  • "Lifting As We Climb": An Exercise (therefore you might sweat) In Rethinking How We Do What We Do, So We Can Do It Better! (Interactive) [Peale C]
  • Powerful Voices: Leading the Way to the Liberating Jesus [Johnson A]
9:00am-12:00PM Muslim Working Group Strategy Session (closed session) [Mencken]
10:45am-12:15pm Workshop Session 2
  • A Faithful Response to LGBTQ Homeless Youth [Peale B]
  • Next Strategies for LGBT Jewish Movement Building [Peale A]
  • Strength for the Journey: A Reflective Workshop [Peale C]
  • Umoja: LGBT inclusion within African-American Congregations [Johnson A]
12:15pm-1:30pm Lunch on your own
12:30pm-1:30pm Muslim Salaat-ul-Jumah Prayer (intended for those of all traditions - all are welcome) [Johnson A]
12:30pm-2:00pm Asian Pacific Islander Working Group Lunch (closed session) [Peale A]
12:30pm-2:00pm African-American Working Group Lunch (closed session) [Peale B]
12:30pm-2:00pm Jewish Movement Building Working Group Lunch (closed session) [Peale C]
1:30pm-2:45pm Creating Change Plenary Rea Carey - State of the Movement Address
Includes The Calling of the Names: We Remember [Key Ballroom]
3:00pm-6:15pm Academy for Leadership and Action Session 2
  • Building Bridges Across Oppressions [Douglass]
  • Building Leaders for Faith-Based Activism [Chase]
3:00pm-4:30pm Workshop Session 3
  • Health, Dignity and Justice: the Role of Inclusive Faith Communities in AIDS 2012 [Peale A]
  • LGBTQ Interfaith Organizing [Peale B]
  • Organizing Pro-Equality Catholics [Johnson A]
  • Unlikely Bedfellows in API Organizing [Peale C]
4:45pm-6:15pm Workshop Session 4
  • Engaging LGBTI & Faith-Based Communities to Assist LGBTI Refugees [Latrobe]
  • Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself How to Start a Productive dialogue between LGBTQ activists and Evangelical Christians on a College Campus [Peale C]
  • Spiritual Renewal for Our Community Using the Seven Chakras [Peale A]
  • The Joys and Challenges of Faith-Based Organizing for LBGTQ Equality and Justice [Peale B]
6:30pm-7:30pm Caucus Session 1
  • Atheist/Agnostic/Non-Believer Caucus [Peale A]
  • Diverse Spiritual Traditions Social [Peale B]
  • Rethinking LGBTQ Pride: Pride as Social Witness [Johnson A]
  • The Process of Coming Out: Implications for Ministry [Peale C]
  • United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns Caucus [Key Ballroom 11]
7:00pm-9:30pm A La Familia Trainer Meeting (closed session) [Peale A]
7:30pm Shabbat Service (intended for those of all traditions - all are welcome) [Latrobe]
8:30pm National Religious Leadership Roundtable Reception [Peale B]

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 28: WORLDVIEW DAY

7:30am-8:45am Bishops and Elders Council Breakfast (closed session) [Peale A]
7:30am-8:45am Transgender Working Group Breakfast (closed session) [Peale B]
9:00am-12:15pm Academy for Leadership and Action Session 3
  • Auburn Media Toolkit: How to Talk to Conflicted Christians about LGBT Issues [Brent]
  • Pastoral Care with Transgender and/or Same-Gender-Loving People [Tilghman]
9:00am-10:30am Workshop Session 5
  • Engaging Religion and LGBT Issues as Fundamental Christians [Peale A]
  • God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality [Johnson A]
  • Missing Voices: A study of religious voices in mainstream media [Peale C]
  • The Erotic, the Sacred and Spirit: Just Sex on Fire [Key Ballroom 11]
10:45am-12:15pm Workshop Session 6
  • Engaging Religion and LGBT Issues as Fundamental Christians (continued) [Peale A]
  • Sex, Race, Class--and Religion! [Jonson A]
  • The Erotic, the Sacred and Spirit: Just Sex on Fire (continued) [Key Ballroom 11]
  • Transgender Muslims: How Orthodox Islam Gets It Right (And Yet So Wrong) [Peale C]
12:30pm-2:00pm African-American Working Group Lunch (closed session) [Peale C]
1:30pm-2:45pm Creating Change Plenary Session: International LGBT Issues and Organizing [Key Ballroom]
3:00pm-6:15pm Academy for Leadership and Action Session 4
  • A La Familia [Stone]
  • Join the Movement. Keep the Faith. Feel the Spirit. [Hopkins]
3:00pm-4:30pm Workshop Session 7
  • From Visioning to Building: Creating Trans Inclusive Faith Communities [Peale A]
  • Islamophobia/Homophobia [Peale B]
  • Lifting the Veil of Silence: Examining the Intersection of Spirituality and Sexuality [Johnson A]
  • Raising Your Faithful Voice [Peale C]
4:45pm-6:15pm Workshop Session 8
  • Deepening The Welcome [Johnson A]
  • From Visioning to Building: Creating Trans Inclusive Faith Communities (continued) [Peale A]
  • " Healing Grace: the Black Church - The Call To and Response of "Whosoever Will" [Peale C]
  • One Creator and Progressive Liberation Theology [Peale B]
6:30pm-7:30pm Caucus Session 2
  • Investing in the Next Generation [Peale B]
  • Queering Religion and Religious Differences [Peale A]
  • Using Peacekeepers to Oppose Spiritual Violence [Peale C]
  • Queer Muslim Caucus [Mencken]
7:00pm-9:30pm Live Performance: “Transfigurations – Transgender Bible Stories” by Peterson Toscano [Johnson A]
7:30pm-9:00pm Revival Planning Session (closed session)
7:30pm Recovery/12 Step Meeting [Chase]

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

9:00am-10:30am Engaging the Spirit: An Inter-Faith Gathering to Close Practice Spirit, Do Justice (intended for those of all traditions - all are welcome) [Peale A&B]
11:00am-1:00pm Brunch and Creating Change Closing Plenary Wilson Cruz [Key Ballroom]

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