Annual Statewide Action Summit

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Annual Statewide Action Summit2019-10-16T14:03:13-07:00

Building Connections. Building Power.

As part of our Statewide initiative this all-day event will be your opportunity to meet with LGBTQ and ally Oregonians from around the state, attend community-led workshops, and get the skills you need to advance your leadership in your community.

Purchase your tickets to the Summit here!

You’ll hear inspiring speeches from national leaders like Evangeline Weiss,
the Leadership Programs Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force, rising activists in our state, and updates from our executive director Nancy Haque.

We’re at a critical moment in history: right now, we are facing challenges from the federal government and at the local level. Join Basic Rights Oregon as we continue to build a movement that will truly build justice in our communities.  

Register today!

Basic Rights Oregon Statewide Action Summit

Saturday, November 16

Location: Corvallis United Church of Christ

4515 W. Hills Road, Corvallis, OR 97333

Registration at 9 a.m.

Event from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Scholarships are available for the summit. If you require financial assistance regarding registration, travel, or lodging, email for more information. We’re also asking folks who can afford it to become community sponsors of the scholarship fund.

Interested in volunteering at the Summit? Contact

There will be two blocks of workshops to choose from, in the morning and afternoon. On the day of the event, you’ll have the chance to choose which workshops you’d like to attend.

The full schedule is coming soon but we are excited to feature our keynote speaker Evangeline Weiss, the Leadership Programs Director for the National LGBTQ Task Force and someone who brings a wealth of anti-racist social change work to the table! Join in these vital conversations and purchase your tickets to the summit here.

If you have dietary or accessibility needs, or if you would like to carpool or can carpool others in your area, please let us know in the registration.

Interested in leading a workshop? Submit your proposal below!

Deadline for submissions: October 18, 2019 at midnight

Summit Date: November 16, 2019

Summit Location: Corvallis United Church of Christ, 4515 W. Hills Road, Corvallis, OR 97333

Workshops will be offered as simultaneous, 90-minute breakout sessions. Workshop audiences are anticipated to include 10-35 participants per workshop. Interactive workshops are highly desired. Workshop presenters will receive a $150 stipend.

The workshop committee will consider proposals in all areas of social justice that relate to our broader theme. Possible topics to consider which meet our theme are provided below. Workshop proposals are not limited to this list.

Topics could include: (this list is not intended to be exhaustive):

Racism, Anti-Racism, Racial Justice

Authentic Community Partnerships

Democracy, citizenship, civil and human rights

Restorative Justice, Peace Education

Economic justice

Media and Digital Literacy

How to use technology in rural communities

Building Community ToolBoxes

Building Allies Within the Community

Expressive and Receptive Language

Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Drama

Power and Privilege


Organizing 101


If you’re interested in submitting a proposal for a workshop for the Statewide Action Summit, please use the form below!

Statewide Action Summit Call For Proposals