Breakfast Plenary: “Coalition for LGBTQ+ Impact”
Achieving equality and social justice for LGBTQ+ people in the current political climate will require working together and sharing information and resources. We must all play a key role in bringing diverse LGBTQ+ communities together by rebuilding, promoting, and developing new partnerships and engaging LGBTQ+ people and our allies to seek our common ground. This plenary panel will be moderated by Cream City Foundation Board Chair Angelique Harris and will include leaders from Milwaukee and statewide LGBTQ-serving organizations who met on December 5, 2016 to discuss finding thresholds of agreement allowing us to take action. We will share the results of that first meeting and plans to move forward while also soliciting community input on priorities.
Emceed by Therese Klein of Rockwell Automation.
Lunch Plenary: “Effective Advocacy, Post-Election”
With the change of political power at both the state and federal level, the LGBTQ community and our allies need to reassess our strategies and actions required to hold on to the gains we have made and ensure progress going forward toward our goal of LGBTQ equality. As a follow-up to our morning plenary discussion about efforts among Wisconsin LGBTQ leadership to find areas of common ground to advance our issues, this plenary will take us a step further into the higher-level realm of lobbyists and their work on behalf of the causes we care about. Join Wisconsin State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa as she facilitates a discussion among lobbyists from Northwestern Mutual, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, the ACLU, and others.
Presented by Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa of Wisconsin’s 8th Assembly District, Mark Spreitzer of Wisconsin’s 45th Assembly District, Tanya Atkinson of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Molly Collins of the ACLU of Wisconsin, and Nicole Straughter of Northwestern Mutual.