In 2020, Campus Life & Student Learning hosted the inaugural MJC LGBTQ+ Pride Education Conference. The MJC LGBTQ+ Pride Education Conference celebrates LGBTQ+ history and culture with a fun day of welcoming, keynote speakers, workshop, health services topics and students sharing their experiences. This conference is free to all and we encourage junior high, high school, and college students for a wonderful educational experience.
The LGBTQ+ Pride Education Conference is planned for Saturday March 12, 2022 from 8:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. via zoom
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Conference Purpose: The purpose of the LGBTQ+ Pride Education Conference is to promote the empowerment, education and enrichment of the LGBTQ+ culture throughout our community with an emphasis on the life changing impact of higher education.
Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay, MJC President
Mrs. Ashley Kipple, LGBTQ+ Advocate Representative
8:45 a.m. Special Message
Josh Harder, Congressman
9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker:
9:30 a.m. Session 1: LGBTQ+ Student Panel
Join us for an inspirational story of diverse students within the LGBTQ+ community. Here you will hear their stories of the struggles that they have faced growing up LGBTQ+ and the struggle they face today. They will talk about multiple coping mechanisms they used and the support they reached out to. You will learn how they overcame trials and tribulations to get where they are today.
9:50 a.m. Session 2: LGBTQIA+ Ally Training Britni Hodge MoPride Representative
In LGBTQIA+ Ally Training we will discuss what it means to be an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community. We will explore what being an ally looks like in school, in the workplace and within the community itself. This training will discuss privilege and other social dynamic showing why intersection ally is vital to building a truly inclusive LGBTQIA+ Community.
10:20am Virtual Drag Bingo Entertainment
11:15am Closing Remarks / Resources / Announcements
11:30am Conference Ends