Monday, March 29, 2010

Equality Texas's 'State of the State Conference"

From the Equality Texas Website:

The Equality Texas Foundation presents its biennial State of the State Public Policy Conference, a conference dedicated to educating and engaging the public about policy issues and their impact on the lives of Texans. The Conference will take place:

Saturday, April 17, 2010
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Legislative Conference Center
Texas State Capitol Building
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

The conference will include a full day of panel discussions, plus two plenary sessions for all attendees. Each panel focuses on a policy issue in Texas and integrates a variety of voices on each issue. The panels comprehensively address and educate on the impact of public policy on Texans and present approaches to public policy that render positive results.

The State of the State Public Policy Conference will directly impact attendees' ability to educate others on public policy as it relates to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, and the effect of policy on the lives of Texans.

The conference is a natural precursor of the 2011 Legislative Session, offering perspective, education and opportunities across the state for successful policy work. After the conference, the Foundation's affiliate organization, Equality Texas, will utilize the information gained to focus on policy-shaping for the 2011 session.

The event is supported by the Harvey Milk Society at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the Gender and Sexuality Center at the University of Texas.

Attendance is free! Advance registration is required. Register here and participate in efforts to change Texas's public policies.

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