Sunday, February 02, 2014

Creating Change 2014- Passing The Torch To Denver

My last day at Creating Change 2014 started with a 9:30 AM panel discussion with Stacey Langley, Liz Elsen and Sable Schultz entitled Building A Bridge Over The Rainbow: LGBTQ Women Creating Community.  

We discussed many of the issues keeping us from building sisterhood amongst the letter in our community and attempted in the hour and 30 minutes we had for the discussion to come up with the beginnings of a solution to that problem.   After that panel was done, so was the seminar portion of the entire conference

We then headed to the ballroom for a brunch, a speech from Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, a closing keynote speech, watch Houston's own Kristopher Sharp receive the Paul A. Anderson Youth Leadership Award on his last day in town before jetting off to DC to do his internship and see the fabulous Nona Hendryx close it out for us.

After Nona stepped off the stage John Denver's Rocky Mountain High started blaring over the speakers to signal that Creating Change 2014 was really over and our committee is now passing the torch to Denver.

I also got a chance on behalf of her trans fans like me after the closing concert was over to thank Nona Hendryx for her decision to not play MichFest last year.

The Houston Host Committee accomplished its mission.  Our goal was simple.  We wanted to put on the best Creative Change ever and do it with Houston flava..  We smashed records, proudly showed off our city, and were told that this just concluded Creating Change is the largest conference ever in the history of the Hilton Americas Hotel

To those of you who attended our record setting conference, visited the hospitality suites, interacted with us and our volunteers, and built community over the last few days, thank you and safe travels back home.  I had just as much fun being there as you did and hope you get many opportunities to put your newly learned skills to good use 

Okay Denver, you're now on the clock for #CC15.

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