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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Saturday Panels at Equality Forum 2011

Saturday Panels 
Equality Forum 2011 

National Politics Panel 

KevinNaff croppedWith Republican dominance in state and federal government, what challenges and opportunities will the LGBT community face? Our panel of experts sorts it out.

Moderated by Kevin Naff, with panelists Jarrett Barrios, President, GLAAD; Kerry Eleveld, Editor,; Marty Rouse, National Field Director, HRC; and Doc Sweitzer, Co-founder, The Campaign Group.  FREE

Saturday, April 30, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street  [More]

National Families Panel

Sokoll75x110 2Moderated by Psychiatrist Steven Sokoll, the panel includes Deidre Ashton, Faculty Member, Center for Family, Community and Social Justice; Marla McCulloch, Professor, Widener & West Chester Universities; Tiffany Palmer, Attorney, Jerner & Palmer; and Joe Valentine, former pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and the son of a lesbian couple.

This panel takes a look at the issues facing LGBT families from a variety of different perspectives. FREE

Saturday, April 30, 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall, 401 South Broad Street  [More]

13th Annual National Youth Panel 

Sean Buffington photo 3Moderated by Sean Buffington, President and CEO, The University of the Arts, the panel includes Jason Goodman, Youth  Organizer, Student Network Across Pennsylvania; Daniel Hernandez Jr., University of Arizona student who heled save Congresswoman Giffords' life; Megan McEachin, Student Activist, Temple University; Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director, Campus Pride; and Katherine Miller, Point Foundation Scholar, Yale University undergraduate and former West Point cadet discharged under “Don’t Ask, Don’t  Tell."

The panel focuses on the issues facing LGBTQ high school and college students. FREE

Saturday, April 30, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Levitt Auditorium, Gershman Hall, 401 South Broad Street  [More]

Diversity in a Global Workplace  

Kevin Jones 2Moderated by Kevin Jones, Deputy Director, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, the panel includes Michael Guest, Senior Advisor, Council for Global Equality; Ethan "Tony" Loney, Vice President, Diversity and Compliance, NBC Universal; Gwen Marcus, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Showtime Networks; and Mark Ng, Vice President Integrated Marketing & LGBT Segment Manager, Wells Fargo.

This panel explores the issue of workplace discrimination and the benefits of cultivating a diverse workforce. FREE

Saturday, April 30, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall, 320 South Broad Street  [More]

Equality Forum 2011

Equality Forum is a national and international LGBT civil rights organization with an educational focus. Equality Forum presents annually the largest and premier national and international LGBT civil rights summit. Equality Forum 2011 has over 40 programs, parties and special events. There is no registration fee and all panels are free. More.

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