Unity Conference slated

News Notes: Carolinas

CHAPEL HILL — The Southeast Regional Unity Conference will be held April 9-11 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill campus.

The conference is open to LGBT and queer identified people and their allies. It was created to provide a safe place for dialogues across a wide range of topics, as well as exploring effective strategies for grassroots organizing.

Theme for this year’s event is “Intersecting Identities: Politics, Power, Performance.”

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Speakers and performers include Northwest University Performance Studies graduate student Kareem Khubchandani and Pastor Roger Hayes from Winston-Salem’s Church of the Holy Spirit.

Registration begins at 3 p.m. on April 9. On April 10, a variety of breakout/workshops will be held. On April 11, an interfaith service will take place followed by a breakout/workshop, then a closing session. Included in the prior day’s activities are a dance party, film screening of “Sins Invalid” and an after party.

Conference registration fees are on a pay-what-you-can basis, from $20-$60, with no one turned away due to lack of funds.

UNC-CH student fees cover the cost of registration for UNC-CH students, although donations are welcome.

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Registration is securely hosted by Formspring and payments are made through Paypal.

Unity is open to people of all ages (students or non-students), sexual orientations, gender identities, faiths, races, ethnicities and physical abilities. Scholarship applications are available.

For more detailed information, housing recommendation or to register, email unityconference2010@gmail.com or visit unityconference.webs.com.

This article appears in the March 20-April 2 print edition.

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Posted by Lainey Millen

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