Starting Date: 02-10-2012
Ending Date: 02-12-2012
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50010
Each year, the conference strives to connect both individuals and communities with resources that will help to enrich lives across the Midwest. In hosting the 2012 MBLGTACC, Iowa State University accepts the challenge and privilege of enhancing grassroots LGBTQIA activism through this year’s conference theme: The Butterfly Effect: Evolution to Revolution. We have developed the theme from chaos theory, in which a butterfly can flap its wings and cause ripples of change around the world. Similarly, each of our socially just and positive actions work together leading to a more equitable world. With a focus on LGBTQIA history & identities, as well as the impact of our multiple identities, MBLGTACC 2012 will provide impetus to expand human potential and transform our communities.
We intend to create an environment that will foster personal growth and development in the areas of:
History: Understand how past and current socio-political movements have impacted LGBTQIA communities and the larger society to better inform our future.
Identity: Explore the LGBTQIA spectrum and examine the personal and political significance of identity and inclusion.
Individual Intersections: Create awareness of intersections between LGBTQIA identities and other social identities.
Socially-Just Transformation/Action: Encourage participants to take collaborative action at the individual, group, and/or institutional levels to create social change that promotes equity for all.
Conference check-in will begin at 12:00pm on Friday, February 10, 2012 in the Iowa State University Memorial Union. Check-in will last until 8:00pm.
Geographical Scope: Regional