Social Sustainability Conference
Join OUT for Sustainability for the 1st annual conference on "Social Sustainability". Speakers on 5 panels join us from the city, county and state government, local businesses and non-profits. The goal is to see how demographics and logistics intersect and impact each other, to build awareness into action. Seminars include:
1p Gender + Healthcare: Focused on the issues and opportunities around access to services for women and transgender people.
Carolyn Fuller ND, Adjunct Faculty at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Primary and naturopathic care to the GLBTQ community at Spectrum Natural Health which is part of Country Doctor Community Health Clinic
2p Age + Community: Focused on planning community for an aging urban community, especially focused on the problems and potential solutions for the LGBTQ community.
Don Moreland is on the Seattle /King County Aging and Disability Advisory Committee and the State Council on Aging.
Tom Rasmussen is a City Council member for the City of Seattle. He chairs the Parks and Seattle Center Committee, vice-chair of the Culture, Civil Rights, Health and Personnel committee, member of the Planning, Land Use and Neighborhoods committee, member of the Seattle/King County Board of Health as well as a member of the Regional Policy Committee and the Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA 8) board. Prior to his election in 2003, Tom was the Director of the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens.
Jeff Reibman, AIA, LEED AP is a licensed architect and a Senior Associate with Weber Thompson, a multidisciplinary design firm. Jeff has specialized in the design of Senior Housing.
3p Class + Education
Focused on how LGBTQ youth are impacted by resourcse differences in different communities.
Ken Shulman, MPA, is executive director of Lambert House, Seattle's LGBT Youth Activity and Resource Center. He earned his masters in public administration at Harvard. A former appointee of two Seattle mayors, he was twice elected to co-chair the city government's LGBT Commission.
4p Orientation + Family
Focused on the non-political side of Domestic Partnership, including looking at the positives and negatives of the existing law in Washington State.
Thomas Pitchford is the Development & Outreach Director for Equal Rights Washington and has spent the last several years working with political campaigns and consulting candidates primarily in the areas of campaign finance and strategy.
Cynthia Buhr is the current President of QLaw: The GLBT Bar Association of Washington where she is on the board. She is a family law attorney at Spencer Anderson & Buhr, PLLC and is an ACLU of Washington cooperating attorney.
David Wing-Kovarik co-founded and is executive director of Families Like Ours and is a member of the Washington Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) GLBT Advisory Committee. David is also a board member of the national Adoption Exchange Association and is co-author of Adoption 101: the family guide.
5p Race/Ethnicity + Housing
Focused the debate between affordability and density and how that impacts different racial and ethnic communities including members of those communities who are LGBTQ.
Jacque Larrainzar is the Policy and Outreach Manager for the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. She is a member of the City of Seattle Race and Social Justice Coordinating Team which works to address racial disparities and social justice issues in city government.
Heyok Kim is the Executive Director of InterIm Community Development Association (InterIm CDA). Hyeok served as a senior policy analyst for Speaker of the House Frank Chopp and the House Democratic Caucus in the Washington State Legislature. She is Board Secretary for the Housing
Development Consortium of Seattle/King County and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Public Facilities District.
Darryl Smith is a real estate professional with Windermere Mount Baker, founded Columbia City Beat Walk, chaired Columbia City Revitalization, and served on the Seattle Planning Commission where he represented neighborhood-planning interests. Currently he serves on the Board of Rainier Valley Community Development Fund and is the Board President of Great City.
More information at www.OUTsustainability.com. For questions, contact Gerod Rody, executive director, at email@example.com
Tickets are $5 base price, or higher if you are in a position to help support the conference, get your tickets now.
* Get a FREE OUT for Sustainability "Green(er) Pride" T-shirt at the "Supporter" level.
OUT for Sustainability brings the LGBTQ community together with social and environmental sustainability, connecting macro issues with individual choices and impact, through partner led events, education, consulting and advocacy.
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