Today, hundreds of teachers, students, school administrators, law enforcement officers and officials, elected officials, and interested members of the public will join Obama Administration officials in Arlington, Texas for an important conversation on ensuring safe schools and communities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people across the country.
The White House LGBT Conference on Safe Schools & Communities is hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Education, and The University of Texas at Arlington. This event is the third in a series of White House LGBT Conferences that are being held across the country to empower grassroots leaders, community organizers, advocates, and interested citizens by connecting them with Federal government information, resources, and opportunities.
The following portions of the Conference will be live streamed here:
9:30 – 9:45 AM EST Opening Plenary
9:45 – 10:45 AM EST Panel on Safe Communities
10:45 – 11:45 AM EST Panel on Safe Schools
Noon – 1:00 PM EST Keynote remarks by White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Attorney General Eric Holder
5:30 – 6:00 PM EST Closing address by Judy Shepard, mother of the late Matthew Shepard and co-founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Gautam Raghavan is the Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement