The information below is for the 2019 Wisconsin LGBTQ Summit. For information about the 2020 Summit, please check back later.
The State of LGBTQ – From Crisis to Community
Join us for this morning plenary when you will hear updates about the state of LGBTQ in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. Come connect with other LGBTQ advocates & activists and learn about Diverse & Resilient and Fair Wisconsin’s efforts to create communities where LGBTQ individuals can thrive living healthy, safe, and satisfying lives. We will share storied and updates about progress in HIV prevention and treatment, youth programming, anti-violence efforts, and legislative and executive branches.
Kathy Flores, LGBTQ Anti-Violence Program Manager, Diverse & Resilient
Kofi Short, Prevention Program Manager, Diverse & Resilient
Kristen Ramirez, Grants & Quality Manager, Diverse & Resilient
Megin McDonell, Executive Director, Fair Wisconsin
Creating a Bully-Free School: Reflection on Practice & Gratitude for Community
Tina Owen-Moore collaborated with teachers, students, families, and community members to create a school that would be a safe, student-centered, and academically-challenging environment to meet the needs of all students. As a result of that collaboration, The Alliance School was founded in 2005 with a mission of addressing bullying and teaching others to do the same. Since that time, The Alliance School has been a model of best practices in inclusiveness for schools around the world. Tina has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including being recognized by the Wisconsin Charter School’s Association with an Innovator of the Year Award for her co-creation of the Teacher Led Network, receiving an LGBT Progress Award from the Shepherd Express, and being honored with the Marquette University’s Young Alumna Award. The school was also honored with the 2011 Wisconsin Charter School of the Year, Platinum Award, and in 2015 won recognition as one of the 41 Most Innovative Schools in America by Noodle.com. Tina recently wrote and published The Alliance Way: The Making of a Bully-Free School, a book highlighting the promising practices used at Alliance to reduce bullying. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education leadership at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Through her writing, her studies, and her future collaborations she hopes to continue to lead efforts to ensure that all schools welcome, nurture, and protect all students.
In this plenary session, Tina will share her reflections on the practices that The Alliance School used to create an environment of safety and inclusion for all students. She will also highlight how the community came together to make the vision for The Alliance School a reality and will use those insights to highlight the power of collective impact for the Wisconsin LGBTQ community.
Presented by Tina Owen-Moore, founder of The Alliance School and author of The Alliance Way: The Making of a Bully-Free School.