Brady Pinero Walkinshaw
Dr. Kevin Nadal
The Power of One LGBT Student Leadership Conference is an established and sustainable conference. Housed administratively in NASPA's Region V, the conference is designed to develop the leadership skills of our LGBT students and provide additional professional development for administrators, faculty/ staff and/ or advisors to our LGBTQ students.
Bellevue College is proud & excited to host the 2017 conference. As part of our duties as host, we will provide an atmosphere that is respectful, open, and widely accessible. Participants should also adhere to those same standards. We all should be challenged to apply the things we learn into our lives both during and after we leave the conference. We should also be challenged to integrate this content intellectually as well as emotionally. Sometimes, that can be difficult in-the-moment. In those tough moments, we hope to foster an understanding of difference that emphasizes civil discussion and social interaction when we disagree. It’s also important to note that every participant is at a different spot in his/ her/ their/ zir journey. The fact that he/ she/ they/ ze are at the conference is a great step forward. Be mindful when engaging in civil discourse that levels of knowledge and experience can vary, and that those differences enhance our communities (hence, our theme of “Coalition through Community”) rather than diminish them. For more on Bellevue College’s statement of inclusion, please visit http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/inclusion/. For more on our Equity & Pluralism office, please visit http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/pluralism/.
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Let others know you are coming!
As student affairs professionals, NASPA members, and community advocates, we strive to offer leadership, scholarship, and professional development to our students and community. All students, advisors and administrators are encouraged to submit proposals. We strongly model leadership development through the Program Proposal Process as well, so we want to hear all of your ideas for sessions.
This year's theme is COALITION THROUGH COMMUNITY. In light of the current socio-political landscape, how can we build student leaders who can reach out across affinity barriers to make a stronger, safer community? How can we work together instead of against each other? Proposals and programs should address this theme in some substantive way.
Presenters should focus on the six tracks of NASPA’s Power of One Conference: Ally Development, Gender, Health & Wellness, Social Justice, Leadership and Creative Arts. Issues such as Health & Welness, Gender, and Creative Arts need not be specific to the conference theme as long as the content is strong/ topical.
Proposals will be evaluated based on:
We are always interested in session proposals that include a look at Intersectionality, or how our various parts of our identities relate to one another (race, class, gender, etc) internally and within the larger social system.
You might also approach the question, what does “LGBTQ community” even mean? Is it possible for affinity groups to work together for the larger good, or do old standards/ stereotypes of gay, white men taking up a lot of space/ goods/ attention still persist?
Below, please find some suggestions on suggested topics. However, these are not exhaustive and should not stop you from a session proposal if your idea is not included.
If you would like to submit a proposal for the Professional Track, please consider the following:
We are simultaneously members of the community and allies/advocate for queer young adults. In an ever-changing political environment, we must continue to educate ourselves to provide the best services possible. This track will highlight topics relevant to individuals currently working within higher education, social justice work, student affairs, etc.
Sessions exploring this area might address some of the following questions:
Defining Gender Identity, Legal Ramifications for Gender/Non-Discrimination Protections, How Gender Identity Develops, Navigating Gender, Binders 101, Gender Fluidity, How to “Come Out” to Professors/ Staff (and “Should I have to come out to Professors/ Staff?”), Gender Inclusive Housing
Accessibility (Queer Disability & Advocacy, Neuro-Sensitivity & LGBTQ, Deaf LGBTQ), LGBTQ Youth Homeless Crisis, Prison Industry, Police & LGBTQ Relations, Dealing with Bullying, Gender Inclusive Housing
Best Practices from your campus/ hometown, Finding Leaders/Finding Your Inner Leader, Working with Administrators, Conflict Negotiation/Mediation, How-Tos for Finding Leaders and/ or for Leaders-in-Training, Gender Inclusive Housing on Campus
Conflict Negotiation, Pronouns, Working with Administrators, Bystander Intervention, Dealing with Bullying, LGBTQ Microaggressions, Gender Inclusive Housing on Campus
Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.
Please contact NASPA if you have any further questions about submitting a program proposal for the 2017 NASPA Region V Power of One Conference: Coalition through Community.
Email: [email protected]
Located within the city limits of Bellevue, Washington, along the Interstate 90 corridor, the main campus is situated on 100 wooded acres within sight of the Cascade Range and the Puget Sound, approximately five miles from downtown Bellevue and 10 miles from downtown Seattle. As the third largest institution of higher learning in Washington, we open the door of higher education to more than 32,000 students each year.
Bellevue College provides plenty of breakout spaces, all gender restrooms, and has one of the few two-year college LGBTQ Resource Centers in the state. Other facilities include a planetarium, ropes course, an art gallery with plenty of public art across campus, and several coffee shops open during regular business hours.
Not far from the campus is shopping (three malls), a movie theatre (within walking distance of the host hotels), and a transit station for ease of access to the campus.Book Your Hotel Now
For hotel questions, please contact:
Hyatt House, Belleue
3244 139th Avenue SE Bellevue, WA, 98005
|$157 for single and $167 for double per night. Use the group name "Power of One" and group code "G-NASP"|
Silver Cloud Hotel and Inns
14632 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98007
|$129 per night . Use the group name "Power of One" and group code "NASPA"|
Embassy Suites Bellevue
3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98008
Capitol Hill as LGBTQ Community Space
Black Trans Magick
If you don't know Julie Goldman & Brandy Howard... then just turn on your tv! Julie & Brandy are the breakout stars of Bravo's hit show, "The People's Couch" and they are also the hosts of the Vanderpump Rules AfterShow (also on Bravo)!
The girls are writing partners who have been writing and hosting together since 2007. They have worked as staff writers for TV Shows (Including Fashion Police on E! and Funny Girls on Oxygen) and together they have written 2 feature length screenplays and 3 half-hour comedies (including their latest script, Pushing It). Goldman is a stand-up comedian with a rather large and dedicated following. She was a series regular on Logo's Big Gay Sketch Show and has guest starred on a million shows, including: The Sopranos, Bones, Happy Endings, and The Mindy Project. Howard is a model/actress who has done over 50 national commercials and a handful of crappy tv movies.
JULIE & BRANDY / THE PEOPLE’S COUCH
"The People's Couch" invites viewers to watch other people watching TV. The voyeuristic series brings cameras into the living rooms of real people as they watch and react to TV shows and news from the last week. The people who publicly laugh and scream at their TVs include sisters Amanda and Kenya; friends Blake, Scott and Emerson; sisters Cathy and Destiny; the Egber family; and writing partners Julie and Brandy, who are situated on a love seat for platonic friends. The unscripted series is based on the U.K. show "Gogglebox." https://youtu.be/L3J_-RRhNYA
JULIE & BRANDY / VANDERPUMP RULES AFTER SHOW
Brandy & Julie take it from the The Couch to the firing line with The Vanderpump Rules After Show, where they will find out the stuff you didn’t get to see with the cast of Vanderpump Rules. Using their brand of humor and deviant charm the girls get down and dirty with all your favorite sexy waitstaff of SUR and of course the queen herself Lisa Vanderump. http://www.bravotv.com/vanderpump-rules-after-show/videos
J Mase III is a black/trans/queer poet currently based in Brooklyn. The creator of the traveling performance event Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement, J Mase has shared his special brand of poetry on stages around the U.S. and UK. An organ donor, he is the author of If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell My Kidney I Was the Fiercest Poet Around. In J Mase’s other life as an educator and activist, he has worked with thousands of community members and service providers across the country on the needs of LGBTQ youth and adults in spaces such as faith communities, elementary schools, domestic violence shelters, medical agencies, juvenile justice organizations, and foster care programs, among others. An advocate of really fierce scars and queering scripture, he currently spends his offstage time teaching poetry to youth in restricted care facilities.
Joining J at Power of One this year is Vita E. Originally from Cleveland, OH, she has obtained her bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance from Baldwin Wallace University, and has been playing percussion for 12 years, as well as teaching percussion at multiple age groups, from Pre-K to University level.
She is the founder of TWOC Poetry, a brand/YouTube channel she created to increase proper media representation and knowledge for marginalized groups, focusing primarily on experiences as a trans woman of color. Her series, "Tea (T)ime," touches on subjects from racism to respectability politics, and everything between and outside.
For more on Black Trans Magick, please visit https://youtu.be/iwHswadl4Sc
Dr. Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal is an award-winning professor, psychologist, performer, activist, and author, who received his doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in New York City. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at the Graduate Center (GC) at the City University of New York (CUNY), as well as an Associate Professor of psychology at both John Jay College of Criminal Justice and GC- CUNY.
He is one of the leading researchers in understanding the impacts of microaggressions , or subtle forms of discrimination, on the mental and physical health of people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people; and other marginalized groups. He has published over 60 works on multicultural issues in the fields of psychology and education. He is the author of five books including Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice (2011, John Wiley and Sons), Filipino American Psychology: A Collection of Personal Narratives (2010, Author House), Women and Mental Disorders (2011, Praeger),That's So Gay: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community (2013, APA Books), and Filipinos in New York City (2015, Arcadia). He is the President of the Asian American Psychological Association, a National Trustee of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS), a grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a co-founder of the LGBTQ Scholars of Color Network.
Brady was raised in rural Whatcom County, near the Canadian border. His parents moved to Everson, Washington to raise their kids in a farming community, and in a union household – Brady’s father runs a non-profit focused on agricultural education, and his mother teaches English language learners in the public schools. Brady’s mother and her family immigrated to the United States from Cuba, while his father’s family traces back for generations in Washington State. Both parents inspired an ethic of hard work and compassion for those in need.
In 2013, Brady was appointed to represent the 43rd district in the Washington State House. As a public servant, Brady is guided by his beliefs in environmental stewardship, fair wages, shared economic growth, and social justice.
He lives on Capitol Hill with his husband Micah Horwith, a Seattle native and a marine biologist with the State’s Department of Natural Resources.