Session 12: Inclusivity: Exploring Perspectives, Frontiers & Opportunities

Sep 21, 2022

Sep 21, 2022

3:30 pm To 5:00 pm

Chelsea Market Passage. Between 15th and 16th Sts. along 10th Ave., Entry from W 16th St., New York, NY 10011


Event Description

Program sessions are free & open to the general public. Registration required due to limited capacity.

3:30-5:00PM (Attendees access from 3:15PM)

At this session, we explore inclusivity by engaging with stakeholders from different parts of society. From grassroots movements to NGO’s, from city to country governments, we hope to inspire and engage the audience and open the doors to new ways of working with inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in various aspects of society.

The event will start and end with a dance performance by Gibney Community Action who aims at bringing together communities by working at the intersection of art and social justice to build momentum and catalyse action beyond the studio and stage.

“Talking Inclusivity – Exploring Perspectives, Frontiers & Opportunities” aims at creating an alternative debate that is truly relevant for the audience, where we assess challenges and solutions and reflect upon how far or behind we may be.

Speakers, Keynotes & Participants

Kae Burke (she/her), Co-Founder & Creative Director, House of Yes

Kae Burke is a co-founder of House of Yes, a nightclub and creative collective in New York City. House of Yes is one of the first spaces in New York created as a safe space for expression dedicated to connection, creativity and celebration of life. Burke regularly speaks on the topics of underground culture, safer spaces, and inclusive nightlife creation.

Jacqueline Ebanks (she/her), Executive Director, NYC Commission on Gender Equity

Jacqueline M. Ebanks is the Executive Director of the New York City Commission on Gender Equity. An innovative manager and policy maker with extensive experience in philanthropy and the non-profit sector, Jacqueline has worked for over 30 years to promote economic and social justice for women, girls, and marginalized communities.

Amber Hikes (she/her/they/them), Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, ACLU (Moderator)

Amber Hikes (they/she) is a social justice advocate, community organizer, TED Talk Speaker, and unapologetically queer and Black. As the ACLU’s first Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, they provide vision, leadership, and direction for the ACLU’s nationwide strategy to support equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across all aspects of the organization’s work and efforts.

Stacy Lentz (she/her), CEO, Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative

Stacy Lentz has been a prominent LGBTQ rights activist for over a decade and played a leading role in the rescue and renewal of the historic Stonewall Inn located in West Greenwich Village, New York City. Over the years, Stacy Lentz has helped organize numerous rallies, marches and protests for LGBTQ equality.

Alan Reiff (he/him), Secretary at Interpride

Alan has had 30 years of Pride involvement in the U.S. and internationally and has been a volunteer with Heritage of Pride for more than 30 years. Positions he has held include Co-Chair, Secretary, Outreach and PrideFest Director, Acting Treasurer, Staff Implementing Committee, and he has served on the March, Rally, and Stonewall 50 Committees.

Daniel Reyes (he/him), Chief Program Officer, LGBT+ Community Center

Daniel Reyes is the Chief Program Officer of the LGBTQ+ Community Center in New York City, having worked in the non-profit sector for over 20 years. Reyes has extensive experience consulting both community-engaged research to address disparities and social determinants of health among Communities of Color and communities experiencing economic challenges.

Pernille Skipper (she/her), Politican and Member of the Danish Parliament and Equality Board

Pernille Skipper is a Danish politician and member of the Danish Parliament and Equality Board. She has been a member of the Red-Green Alliance since 2001, and was elected to Parliament of Denmark in 2011. Already as a teenager, Skipper went into politics when she experienced that the society and the education system often leave the weakest behind.

Performance by Gibney Community Action

Founded in 1991 as a dance company dedicated to social action, Gibney has emerged as a cultural leader operating 23 studios across two Manhattan facilities—a feat unheard of in recent years. Yet, Gibney is so much more than space. The organization provides a holistic ecosystem designed to support artists at every stage of their career, from creative process through performance, to discourse and community engagement

Program sessions are free & open to the general public. Registration required due to limited capacity.

Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. We encourage arrival 15 minutes prior to session start. Entry closes at 3:25 PM.

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