AllianceQ Calendar

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Jul
21
Sun
2019
General Assembly Workshop: TRANSGENDER 101 – the “T” in LGBT @ (See Assembly Docket)
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:50 pm

Topics about transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) people have been prominent in the news, in television and movies, and in public opinion. Should transgender people be banned from serving in the US military? Who gets to pick what bathroom or locker room transgender people use? What about teachers who refuse to call a student by their preferred name or their legal name? Can transgender people live normal, successful, and happy lives?

Whether you know and love any transgender/GNC people, or whether it’s all new to you, or you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, this workshop will provide basic facts and understanding for the personal and political aspects of transgender/GNC people in the world and in the church.

Presenter:

Robin Knauerhase
Moderator, Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance and
Research Scientist (recently retired) Intel Corporation
Ms. Knauerhase is the first “out” transgender person to serve as AllianceQ Moderator.

General Assembly Workshop: TRANS PEOPLE, HUMAN STORIES @ (See Assembly Docket)
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In 2008, only 8% of Americans reported that they had met a transgender person. Today, the figure is closer to 1 in 5, and we have begun to have trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) characters in movies and TV shows. Don’t be a statistic! Attend this workshop and get to know some of your Christian sibilngs who are trans and/or GNC.

In our time together, we’ll do a brief level-set about terminology, then introduce a panel of transgender and GNC people who will share a little about each of their journeys. Then we’ll create a “safe space” for questions from the audience — doing our best to answer whatever respectful questions the audience may have about trans/GNC experience.

Panel session leader:

Robin Knauerhase
Moderator, Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance and
Research Scientist (recently retired) Intel Corporation
Ms. Knauerhase is the first “out” transgender person to serve as AllianceQ Moderator.

Jul
22
Mon
2019
Trans Gathering at General Assembly @ Hyatt Place Lobby Bar/Cafe
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Trans folk are invited to meet new people and old friends for a time of fellowship at the Hyatt Place Bar/Cafe.

(Please respect this trans-only event.)

Queer Clergy/Seminarian Gathering at General Assembly @ AC Des Moines East - 6th Floor Restaurant
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come meet friends new and old at this safe space gathering queer clergy and seminarians.

(Please respect this queer clergy and seminarian only space.)

Open & Affirming Aftersession @ (See Assembly Docket)
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Come join us as we celebrate the Open & Affirming Ministry Program and our Regional Open & Affirming Ministry Teams. This is your chance to connect with those who are working to increase O&A ministry in our church and in our regions and to learn more about our Regional Open & Affirming Ministry Teams. All are welcome!

Jul
23
Tue
2019
Queer People of Color Gathering at General Assembly @ AC Des Moines East - 6th Floor Restaurant
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come meet friends new and old at this safe space gathering for people of color.

(Please respect this queer people of color only space.)

AllianceQ General Assembly Banquet @ (See Assembly Docket)
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for a celebration of the past and a preview into the future as we celebrate our 40th birthday!

Please purchase your tickets with your General Assembly Registration.