Pride At Work’s 5th Biennial Convention

Posted on August 15, 2003

Pride At Work’s 5th Biennial Convention

Calling all civil rights activists, allies and trade union members!

Are you concerned about the issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workers? Do you want to meet other union and social justice activists who are building LGBT labor in their community as well as nationwide? Do you want to help build the progressive current in the labor movement today? If you answer yes to any of the above, then you should definitely make plans to attend Pride At Work’s 5th Biennial Convention, in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, September 18th – 21st, 2003!

Our 5th Biennial Convention is all about building power. Our goal is to send hundreds of activists back to their local areas energized and focused to build coalitions, build unions, and build Pride At Work! We have scheduled six tracks of exciting workshops.

Come hear labor movement leaders, rank & file members, and grassroots activists discuss strategies around many issues critical to our three political themes:
LGBT equality, immigration/anti-racism, union organizing

Scheduled plenary speakers include (partial list of confirmed speakers):
Linda Chavez-Thompson- AFL-CIO Executive Vice President, Alan Van Capelle- Empire State Pride Agenda Executive Director, Mara Keisling- National Center For Transgender Equality Executive Director, Mary Beth Maxwell- Jobs With Justice National Field Director, Sherrie Chiesa – HERE Secretary-Treasurer, Mandy Carter- Southerners On New Ground (SONG) founder and staff, Mike Garcia- SEIU 1877 President, Lisa Mottet- NGLTF Transgender Law Project Legislative Lawyer, Charles Lester- Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Political Director

The convention will be held at the Sheraton Premiere in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia from September 18th – 21st, 2003. Registration forms, advertising information, and more can be found on the Pride At Work website at http://www.prideatwork.org. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jeremy Bishop, Field Organizer at jbishop(at)aflcio.org or by phone at 202-637-5085.

Sandra Telep
Bilingual Organizer
Pride At Work, AFL-CIO
815 16th Street, NW #5019
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202)637-3988
Fax: (202)508-6923
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Labor


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