UAHS LGBTQ+ Symposium and Community Fair, Feb. 5

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UAHS LGBTQ+ Symposium and Community Fair, Feb. 5

Office of Diversity & Inclusion – University of Arizona Health Sciences
January 16, 2019

The UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group presents the first UAHS LGBTQ+ Symposium and Community Fair. Keynote speakers and distinguished presenters will be presenting on research and resources available to the LGBTQ+ community and allies. There will also be several breakout sessions with presentations from community partners, a poster session, and a community fair throughout the day.

Schedule of events:

  • 10:00-10:30 AM – Susan Stryker, Ph.D., "What Transpires Now: Transgender in the Trump Era," Keynote Address
  • 10:30-11:00 AM – Bea Velazquez, Southern Arizona Aids Foundation
  • 11:00-11:30 AM – Francisco Moreno, MD, All of Us
  • 11:30 AM-Noon – Noreen Olsen, Carl Olsen Foundation, "We Are Better Together"
  • Noon-12:30 PM – Poster Session/Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00 PM – Andrew Cronyn, MD, FAAP, Keynote Address
  • 1:00-1:30 PM – Sandy Davenport, Pima Council on Aging & Lavina Tomer, SeniorPride
  • 1:30-2:00 PM – Liane Wong, President, Tucson GLBT Chamber of Commerce
  • 2:00-2:30 PM – Scott Blades, Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network
  • 2:30-3:00 PM – Jackie Hunter, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Banner Health
  • 3:00-4:00 PM – Community Fair & Networking

Feel free to attend any or all sessions. We encourage all to attend the poster sessions during lunch and/or the community fair and networking sessions. For more information about keynote speakers and breakout sessions, please click here.

Light refreshments and food provided! Please RSVP here.

About Susan Stryker, Ph.D., distinguished keynote speaker:

Dr. Stryker, a UA associate professor of Gender and Women's Studies, is an award-winning scholar and Emmy-award winning filmmaker whose historical research, theoretical writing, and creative works have helped shape the cultural conversation on transgender topics since the early 1990s. She earned her Ph.D. in United States History from UC Berkeley, and later held a postdoctoral fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Stanford University. Susan also worked for several years as the Executive Director of the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco.

If you are interested in sponsoring any of our events and learning more about our UAHS LGBTQ+ Interest Group, or would like to receive more information about our events, please email Lydia Kennedy at

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