Remembering Stonewall Conference
October 26, 2019
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Florida
On June 28, 1969 New York City Police conducted a raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village.
Homosexuality was illegal and police harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people (LGBTQ) was a common occurrence. But this night those who were beaten and arrested resisted, emboldened perhaps, by the civil rights and women’s movements. The riot continued over the next 5 days and was a catalyst in galvanizing the LGBTQ community and paving the way for the Gay Rights movement. On June 24, 2016 the Stonewall Inn became a National Monument making it the first United States National Monument designated as an LGBTQ historic site and the first site to fly an officially maintained LGBTQ rainbow flag at a federal monument.
Our 50th anniversary celebration and commemoration, in Daytona Beach, will acknowledge the events that took place at the Stonewall Inn and explore what the LGBTQ Community has achieved in the last half century.
Join us on October 26th for a day of speakers, presentations, and entertainment with community members from across the area. Thanks to our sponsors we are able to provide this conference at no cost to the public. We do ask that you pre-register using the form below in order to help us prepare for the day. Seating is limited so please register early if you plan to attend!
New Church Family
8am to 9am - Registration
9am to 10am - Meet & Greet Coffee Hour
10am - Welcome and Keynote Address by Phoenix Jackson
11am - Workshops - Session 1
12pm - Break for Lunch - Embry Riddle School Cafe will be available and there are many options near by campus
1:30pm - Workshops - Session 2
2:45pm - Workshops - Session 3
4pm - Closing Presentations and Drag Show hosted by Ginger Beer and featuring TBA
Keynote Address by Phoenix Jackson
Phoenix shares his story as a transgender person and the adversity and obstacles he faced during his transition. There are alarming suicide rates among transgender persons and Phoenix shares his story to give insight and bring a message of hope to anyone considering suicide.
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ask an Attorney with Marla Rawnsley of Rawnsley Law - Audience led question and answer session. Questions can be submitted anonymously.
Faith and Diversity Panel Discussion with TBA -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Families in Tradition - A panel discussion with families from a variety of backgrounds talking about their challenges, fears, and triumphs experienced as families in the LGBTQ community.
Drag Culture - Join area Drag Performers and hear their story and what the drag community means to them followed by a question an answer session.
2:45pm to 3:45pm
Being an Ally with Pattie Peace of Transformations Counseling - What are the best ways to support your LGBTQ community and how do you become an effective ally.
Transgender and Non Gender Binary Caucus with Ashley Figueroa