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Creating Change Conference - Has Your Voice Been Heard?

November 11, 2006 - Next week the NCSF and ITCR will be represented at the 19th Annual "Creating Change" conference, the largest annual convening of LGBT activists in North America! This groundbreaking conference works to provide LGBT activists and their allies with the information, tools and technical assistance necessary to successfully mobilize our local communities, to combat homophobia and to strengthen our political power in the fight to preserve sexual freedom.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Creating Change Conference

Kansas City, MO

Wednesday November 8 b Sunday November 12, 2006


Has Your Voice Been Heard??

Next week the NCSF and ITCR will be represented at the 19th Annual "Creating Change" conference, the largest annual convening of LGBT activists in North America! This groundbreaking conference works to provide LGBT activists and their allies with the information, tools and technical assistance necessary to
successfully mobilize our local communities, to combat homophobia and to strengthen our political power in the fight to preserve sexual freedom.

Why should you join us? For an incredible weekend filled with educational workshops, capacity building sessions, community-based caucuses, networking opportunities and fun social gatherings that promote a collaborative and issue-based approach to social justice organizing. Make sure that YOUR VOICE IS HEARD in the dialogue about public policy, human rights, same-sex marriage, hate crimes legislation, sexual health education, employment discrimination and coalition-building in movements for social justice. With four days of hands-on and discussion based programming, you’ll be sure to walk away from the weekend with your head spinning, your batteries recharged and your passion for activism renewed.

Classes of interest to our constituency base can be found in (and beyond) an entire "topic area" dedicated to issues of and pertaining to Sexual Freedom, Sexual Politics and Leather, and include:

- Hot Fantasies and Political Nightmares: A Leather Community Primer

- A Dialogue with Youth: Talking about Sex and Sexual Freedom

- Understanding Sexual Freedom as an LGBTQI or Leather Political Leader

- Building a Progressive Queer Movement in the Time of the Right

- Talking about Sex in the Disabled Community

- Sex, Sexuality and Spirituality for Communities of Color

- Public Pillow Talk

- Sexual Freedom as a Fundamental Human Right

- Talking about Sex with Bisexuals

- It's About Gay Sex: Strategies for Working With A Radical Right Obsessed
With Gay Sex Practices

- Effective Defense/Creative Offense: Mastering The Legislative Process

- Polyamory/Non-Monogamy Caucus

- Sash Revolutions: Building Political Power through Contest Culture

- What's $ Got To Do With It?: Sex Work, Economics and Class

- And The Teacher Wore Leather Chaps: Leadership Development, Leather
Style!

- Talking about Sex in Communities of Color

- Leather: A Community Building Perspective

- Sex, Race, Class and Gender: Establishing All-Inclusive, Sex Positive
Public Policy


Be sure to join us for the following Special Events over the course of the weekend:

Leather Meet and Greet

Hosted by Jessi Holman Ahart, International Ms. Leather 2005

Daily, 7pm b 8pm at the Westin Brasserie Lounge


Leather Social

A benefit for the NCSF and the Angel Tree Fund

Hosted by the Kansas City Leather Community and the National Coalition for
Sexual Freedom

Friday, 9pm b 3am at bBootleggersb on the second floor of Missie Bbs (805 W.
39th Street)


Community Table

Vending Area

Sponsored by the NCSF, Leather Leadership Conference, the Leather Archives and
Museum and International Ms. Leather, LLC


For more information on the conference, visit
http://www.thetaskforce.org/ourprojects/cc/index.cfm

SEE YOU IN KANSAS CITY!!

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NCSF is leading a major national campaign—Consent Counts—to change the laws and police practices that our communities now endure, and to establish that consent is available as a defense in criminal BDSM prosecutions.

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