No Time to Lose 2013 Conference Presentations and Handouts



8:00 - Breakfast and Registration

8:30 – Welcome – Lawrence Shweky, Coordinator, SCUSD Support Services

8:40 – Opening Remarks – Ramona Sovereign, 11th Grade Student, JFK High School, President, JFK Queer-Straight Alliance

8:50 - Keynote Address Setting the Tone: Creating Conditions for Inclusive Schools – Joel Baum, Director of Education and Training, Gender Spectrum

10:15 - Break

10:30 - New Visions: The FAIR Education Act: How Teaching LGBT History is Good for All Students – Honorable Mark Leno, California State Senate and Carolyn Laub , Executive Director, GSA Network

11:30 - Lunch

12:15 - Workshops – Session A

A1) Panel Presentation: Preventing Bullying in Our Schools - Lisa Ford-Berry, Executive Director, BRAVE Society, Todd Migliaccio, Assistant Professor, CSUS Department of Sociology, Stephanie Papas, School Health Education Consultant, California Department of Education, Julie Snider, Teacher and GSA Advisor, Rosemont High School and John Paukstadt, 10th Grade Student, The Met High School. Facilitated by Jessica Wharton, Bullying Prevention Specialist, SCUSD

A2) Supporting Gender Diverse Children and Families – Joel Baum, Director of Education & Training, Gender Spectrum

A3) Double Jeopardy: LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care – Sacramento LGBTQ Foster Youth Task Force, including representatives from Child Protective Services, WIND Youth Services, Gender Health Center and Children’s Law Center.

A4) Preventing STIs Among LGBTQ Youth – Jim Austin, NP, Nurse Practitioner, CARES

A5) Developing Strong Gay-Straight Alliances in Middle and High Schools – Courtney Mummert, Program Coordinator, GSA Network

1:45 – Break

2:00 - Workshops – Session B

B6) Panel Presentation: LGBTQ Youth & Faith Communities - Reverend Wendy Bartel, Co-Minister of the Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists, Auburn – Reverend Doretha Williams-Flournoy, Senior Pastor, A Church for All, Sacramento; Reverend Matt Smith, Co-Pastor of The Table at Central United Methodist Church, Sacramento; Facilitated by Mary-Helen Doherty, SCUSD LGBTQ Task Force


B7) Parents Speak: An Intimate Conversation with Parents of LGBTQ Students – Parents and community partners from Sacramento PFLAG and Sacramento TransFamilies. Facilitated by Rachael Hudson, Gender Health Center.

B8) How to Talk to Queer Kids – Julie Weckstein, LCSW, Department of Clinical Social Services, UC Davis Health System


B9) Creating Social and Emotional Support Systems for LGBTQ Youth, Emily Bender, Community Organizer, Mutual Housing California and Emily Herr, LGBTQ Youth Advocate, SCUSD

B10) First Do No Harm: Reducing Disparities for LGBTQ Youth - Poshi Mikalson, MSW, LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project Director, Mental Health America of Northern CA


3:30 – Break

3:45 – LGBTQ Youth Panel: Middle and High School Youth Speak About Their Experiences – Emily Herr, LGBTQ Youth Advocate, SCUSD and Emily Bender, Community Organizer, Mutual Housing California

4:30 – Awards and Evaluations – Lawrence Shweky, Coordinator, SCUSD Support Services

5:50 – Adjourn