LEAD Consortium on Policy & Law

The Leadership Education & Affinities Development (LEAD) Consortium on Policy & Law will gather Point Scholars studying in the area with professionals as well as alumni, board members, and mentors.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20 - 21, 2016

Washington D.C.

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

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The program will bring together Point family within the fields of policy and law to share their expertise and interests, discuss current issues and provide vital networking opportunities. WEDNESDAY, JULY 20 6:00 - 6:30 pm - LEAD Registration 6:30 - 9:00 pm - Reception & Opening Dinner THURSDAY, JULY 21 8:30 - 10:00 am - Breakfast 10:00 - 11:00 am - Keynote Address Robert Raben, Founder and President, The Raben Group 11:15 am - 12:20 pm - Case Studies Representatives from various legal organizations join Point to discuss case studies of policy/law strategies that were put into effect and how they were executed from conception to implementation.  Speakers include: Joshua Block, American Civil Liberties Union Staff Attorney, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & AIDS Project Sharita Gruberg, Senior Policy Analyst, The Center for American Progress Shannon Price Minter, Legal Director, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) Patrick Paschall, Executive Director, FreeState Justice Moderator: Maya Rupert, Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 12:30 - 1:50 pm - Lunch 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Policy Session Panelists discuss legislative efforts impacting the LGBTQ population. Speakers include: Dana Beyer, Executive Director, Gender Rights Maryland Mark Bromley, Council Chair, The Council for Global Equality Roddy Flynn, Equality Caucus Executive Director Ruben Gonzales, Vice President, Leadership Initiatives, The Victory Fund Moderator: Michele L. Jawando, Vice President, Legal Progress 3:10 - 4:15 pm - Doing the Work This intimate, interactive breakout session will challenge Point Scholars and Alum to strategize how they would put specific policy proposals/concepts into effect. Once they have worked together as a team with experienced facilitators to finalize a strategy, each team will then present their ideas to the larger group. Facilitators include: Jordan Long, Associate Director, HRC Global at Human Rights Campaign Sheila E. Isong, Director of Domestic Programs at Victory Fund & Institute Malika Redmond, Founding Executive Director, Women Engaged Lawrence Robinson, Professor at Arizona Summit Law School; Policy Advisor, Office of Mayor Greg Stanton 4:30 - 5:15 pm - LEAD Reception 7:00 - 8:30 pm - Dinner #PointLeads

For information on sponsorship of a LEAD program or other leadership conferences, please contact Corporate & Foundation Manager Heather Varian.

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