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2009 National Lgbti Health Summit


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This is an introductory PowerPoint for the 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit, scheduled for August 14 - 18, 2009 in Chicago.

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2009 National Lgbti Health Summit

  1. 1. Chicago Hilton and Towers August 14 – 18, 2009 In collaboration with the BiHealth Summit Community Planning Meeting – Center on Halsted – November 10, 2008
  2. 3. <ul><li>LGBTI Health Summits – background, history </li></ul><ul><li>Why are they different? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it a big deal for Chicago to be hosting? </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with BiHealth Summit </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago planning to date </li></ul><ul><li>How can I be involved in a concrete way? </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>What we stand for </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated to preserving, improving the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, and environmental health and wellness of LGBTI people </li></ul><ul><li>We embrace and welcome to this work all individuals who support the health and well-being of LGBTI people – no health exp. necessary! </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Who we are </li></ul><ul><li>Health educators, healthcare providers, policy makers, activists, grassroots organizers, advocates, people with HIV, and members of diverse LGBTI communities   </li></ul><ul><li>Service providers, activists, sex workers, researchers, spiritual leaders, writers, allies, and cultural workers </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Who we are </li></ul><ul><li>We come from different locations, cultures, generations, and professions, and we identify in myriad ways </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Who we are </li></ul><ul><li>Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex  </li></ul><ul><li>Queer, Genderqueer, Same-gender loving and all folks with a wide array of sexual and gender identities </li></ul><ul><li>Those who may not fit any of the above, but are allies in this work </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Previous LGBTI Health Summits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Philadelphia - 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cambridge - 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boulder - 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National Gay Men’s Health Summit – Oct ‘08 </li></ul><ul><li>Creating Change, Denver, Jan 28 – Feb 1 ‘09 </li></ul><ul><li>Lesbian Health Summit, SF, March 6 – 9 ‘09 </li></ul><ul><li>Trans Health Conf, Philly, June 11 – 13, ’09 </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Summits </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>We create activities where we ask everyone to reach out across sexual and gender identity, ethnic/racial, generational, and socioeconomic differences and begin to talk and work toward common goals </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid focus on celebrities and big names   </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Plenty of time to relax, have fun, and make contact with other participants in meaningful ways </li></ul><ul><li>While the Summits include speakers, panels, workshops, pre-summit institutes and organizing meetings, they also include interactive exercises, experiential education activities, yoga and other forms of self-care, as well as creative festivities </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>In collaboration with the BiHealth Summit </li></ul>40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots
  11. 14. <ul><li>In collaboration with the BiHealth Summit </li></ul>LGBTI Health Through the Life Course We already have a cool theme!
  12. 15. <ul><li>In collaboration with the BiHealth Summit </li></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>Friday, August 14, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>The BiHealth Summit will bring together professionals, advocates, activists, and allies of bisexual health concerns for updates on the field, movement-building, and strategizing about future directions and collaborations. The BiHealth Summit will be both a concentrated event and a broader presence within the 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit. </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>Date, time, location </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational partners, incl. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AIDS Foundation of Chicago </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Center on Halsted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chicago Department of Public Health – Office of LGBT Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chicago Commission on Human Relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Howard Brown Health Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test Positive Aware Network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fiscal agent – Howard Brown </li></ul>It takes a village
  15. 18. <ul><li>Committee Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Logistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hotel and other housing options </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educational </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul></ul></ul>YOU!
  16. 19. <ul><li>Choose a committee, meet with other members, decide how you want to communicate, give us your email for the MotherShip list, and GET READY TO WORK IN 2009 </li></ul>
  17. 20. Functions as: Save the Date Endorsements Hype/PR
  18. 21. August 14 – 18, 2009 Chicago Hilton and Towers 2009 National LGBTI Health Summit in collaboration with the BiHealth Summit
  19. 22. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Cat Jefcoat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jim Pickett </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>