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Our statewide leadership summit will be held this year on Saturday, October 7 in Eugene. This all-day event will be your opportunity to meet with hundreds of LGBTQ and ally Oregonians from around the state, attend organizing workshops, and get the skills you need to become a leader in your community.

Saturday, October 7
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Eugene

Registration: $20

With the constant attacks on our progress for LGBTQ equality and the growth of White Nationalism in Oregon, our 2017 Statewide Leadership Summit will feature a update on the legal landscape from Mat dos Santos, Legal Director of ACLU of Oregon. Basic Rights Oregon Co-Executive Directors Our Nancy Haque and Amy Herzfeld-Copple also will provide an update on our work in Oregon.

And of course, you won’t want to miss this year’s special guest speaker, Jennicet Gutiérrez!

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


  • 9:00 – Registration opens
  • 10 to 11 – Opening session with Jennicet, Nancy, and Amy
  • 11 to 11:15 – Transition period, with cookies and coffee
  • 11:15 to 12:45 – Morning Workshop
  • 12:45-12:55 – Transition period
  • 12:55-2:25 – Lunch, Transform Oregon
  • 2:25 to 2:35 – Transition Period
  • 2:35 to 4:05 – Afternoon Workshop
  • 4:05 to 4:15 – Transition Period
  • 4:15 to 5:00 – Closing, recognitions, and Mat dos Santos

Learn more about the workshops and purchase your tickets to the summit here.

Scholarships are available for the summit. If you’d like a scholarship, email Dominic López at dominic@basicrights.org. We’re also asking folks who can afford it to become community sponsors of the scholarship fund.

Everyone who attends the Summit will be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to the Ignite Dance Party, our annual fundraising gala on November 4.

If you’d like to volunteer for this event, send an email to Dominic López at dominic@basicrights.org.

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 sign-up.

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