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.”
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit unityconference.webs.com.
This article appears in the March 20-April 2 print edition.