The Consortium at Creating Change

The 2019 Creating Change Conference is quickly approaching, January 23rd - 27th in Detroit, MI, and we’re excited to once again be in community with you all. As we, the Executive Board, finalize details for the conference, we’re pleased to inform you of what we have planned thus far. This email will offer some details on Consortium activities at Creating Change 2019.

Consortium Activities at Creating Change 

Please note: as is the case every year, we will not have the exact room number for the Consortium Suite in the conference hotel (Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center) until check-in, which we will announce via social media. Similarly, we have not yet been informed of the exact location of our Community Gathering. Follow #LGBTCampusCC19 for updates & room locations.

Note about the Consortium Institute

Based on feedback from previous years, we are pleased to make space for members to attend the Racial Justice Institute and the constituency-based daylong institutes of their choice on Wednesday and Thursday. We have worked with the Task Force to ensure robust time together in lieu of a daylong institute- in addition to a variety of socials and connection points, please join us for an Academy Session on Friday morning.

Wednesday, January 23rd 

  • Community Gathering (formerly the Business Meeting), 8pm - 9:30pm, (Mackinaw East/West, 5th floor)
  • Consortium Social, 9:30pm - 11:00pm (Hotel bar - Consortium takeover)

Thursday, January 24

  • Graduate Student Social, 9:30pm - 11:00pm (Consortium Suite) 

Friday, January 25 

  • Creating Change Academy Session: Resilience & Connection for QTIPOC+ Practitioners, 9:00am - 12:15pm (Cascade B)
  • Creating Change Academy Session:Interrogating & Decentering Whiteness in LGBTQ Campus Services, 9:00am - 12:15pm (Cascade D)
  • State of The Movement Address (Consortium Recognition of International Pronouns Day), 1:30pm - 2:45pm, (Location TBA)
  • TGQ Dinner, 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Consortium Suite)
  • Creating Change 60 Caucus Session:  What's Next? Transitioning Out of LGBTQ Higher Education Work, 6:30pm - 7:30pm (Duluth A, 5th Floor)
  • Past Consortium Board Member Social, 8:00pm - 9:00pm (Consortium Suite)
  • Consortium Meet Up, 9:00pm - 10:30pm (Consortium Suite)

Saturday, January 26 

  • LGBT2 Lunch, 11am - 12:30pm, (Consortium Suite)
  • Regional Representatives Meeting, 7:45-9pm, (Consortium Suite)
  • POC Dinner, 6:00pm - 7:30pm (Consortium Suite)
  • Sober Social, 8:00pm - 9:30pm, (Consortium Suite)
  • Memorial Service for Dr. Sheltreese McCoy, 7:45pm-9pm, (LaSalle A)

Awards & Special Recognition

We are excited to recognize a number of individuals for within our membership for outstanding service and contribution to our communities and institutions.

Special Recognition by the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals

  • International Pronouns Day

Promising New Professional recipients 

  • Babyface Card, Coordinator, Center for Leadership & Service, Florida International University
  • Jamie Gonzalez, Diversity Education Coordinator, LGBTQ Resource Center, University of Houston

Service to the Consortium recipients

  • Warren Scherer, Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Executive Board of the Consortium has dedicated the Outstanding Social Justice Practice award to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Sheltreese D. McCoy. Dr. McCoy committed her life's work to advancing and centering queer and trans people of color in higher education, specifically Black liberation within LGBTQ resource work. To read more about Dr. McCoy, please visit the Consortium’s full statement in her memory:

Dr. Sheltreese D. McCoy Award for Outstanding Practice in Social Justice inaugural recipients

  • Romeo Jackson, LGBTQ & Gender Program Coordinator/Interim Assistant Director for Social Justice, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • Jaimée Marsh, Associate Director, Q Center, University of Washington

More updates about our activities will be shared within the coming weeks through email and social media using the hashtag #LGBTCampusCC19. If you have any questions or concerns about Consortium activities, please contact any of our Executive Board Members by email.

Consortium Executive Board