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Fall 2015 - 10th Annual Conference

The Richard L. Schlegel DC LGBTQA Student Conference: Intricate Identities will be held on November 14th at American University. The Conference aims to foster community and provide opportunities for professional networking for students. The mission of the conference is to create a community space for interactive education, group and personal reflection, and research exchange on leadership, activism, and issues of student interest as they relate to the topics of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression as well as diversity, inclusion, and liberation.

Schedule of Events

**All events for the conference will take place in the Mary Graydon Center on American University's main campus (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW).

A PDF version of the schedule can be found here

11:30 am - 12 noon: Registration/Lunch - Mary Graydon Center Tavern

12 noon - 1:50 pm: Opening - Mary Graydon Center Tavern

  • Panel on Racial Justice and LGBTQ Activism from DC Area Leaders

2 pm - 3 pm: Session 1

  • Self Exploration: When the Political is Personal - Mary Graydon Center 4
  • Aro/Ace: Language within the Asexual and Aromantic Communities - Mary Graydon Center 200
  • Together as One: HBCU Engagement in the LGBTQ Movement - Mary Graydon Center 245
  • Radical Listening: Storytelling at the Intersections - Mary Graydon Center 247

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm: Session 2

  • First Comes Love: A Queer Critique of Marriage Equality - Mary Graydon Center 4
  • Death and Resurrection: A Coming Out Story Told Through Art - Mary Graydon Center 200
  • Ajib: The Queerness of India - Mary Graydon Center 245
  • Creating Community: Connecting Beyond Campuses - Mary Graydon Center 247

4:20 pm - 5:20 pm: Session 3

  • Approaches to LGBTQ Campus Activism - Mary Graydon Center 4
  • LGBTQ+ and in Graduate School: A Panel of Diverse Experiences - Mary Graydon Center 200

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Closing Reception - Mary Graydon Center Tavern


Online registration has closed. You may register at the conference starting at 11:30am on Saturday November 14th in the Mary Graydon Center Tavern on American University's main campus (4400 Massachusetts Ave NW).

Sponsoring Universities

American University | Gallaudet University | George Mason University | Georgetown University | The George Washington University | Howard University | The University of Maryland College Park

AU Group during

Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor Award

Additionally, American University's Center for Diversity & Inclusion will be awarding the Richard L. Schlegel National Legion of Honor award for an organization or person's work advancing the equality of LGBTQ people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.