This year’s Western Regional LGBTQIA Conference seeks to empower and educate queer and allied students by hosting three days of workshops, speakers, performers, and social events in the heart of the Bay Area. Spanning the weekend, more than seventy workshops will spark dialogue about the critical issues facing the queer communities on college campuses today, and the path toward full equality, tolerance and self-acceptance.
The 2011 Conference Theme is “Unchecked Boxes: Faces Behind The Labels,” to reflect the many racial, ethnicity-based, sexual, gendered, ability-based, class-based, and socioeconomic identities that members of our community embody and share.
When UC Berkeley last hosted the conference in 2002, it drew 650 attendees. This year, the conference anticipates over 900 attendees from University of California campuses, California State Universities, high schools, and community and private colleges across the Western states.
Spaces are filling up fast, so be sure to register as soon as possible at http://ComeOutWest.org. BARE will also be hosting a photo booth, so do come on by and say hello!
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