OutSummit Agenda 2018

OutSummit Full Schedule 2018


Registration & Breakfast

9:30am-9:45am: Welcome

Mary Lu Bilek,Dean of CUNY School of Law
Malita Picasso, Editor-in-Chief of the CUNY Law Review
Roger Doughty, President of Horizons Foundation

Ging Cristobal, OutRight Project Coordinator for Asia and Pacific Islands
Neish McLean, OutRight Caribbean Program Officer

9:45am-10:00am: Opening Keynote

Karamo Brown
LGBTI Rights: The Power of the Media and Personal Stories

10:00am-11:15am: First Plenary

“Success Stories from the Frontlines”
Speakers: Phylesha Brown-Acton, Xeenarh Mohammed, Tarek Zeidan and Kimberly Zeiselman.
Moderated by: Paul Jansen


Coffee & Tea Break

Morning Workshops

“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Advancing LGBTI Rights through the Courts”
Speakers: Remy Choo, Lisa Davis, Chinyere Ezie, and Njeri Gateru
Moderated by: Camille Massey

“Strategies for LGBTIQ Media Representation”
Speakers: Naomi Brussels, Hugo Greenhalgh, Michael Lavers, Luh Maquba, and Nazeeha Saeed
Moderated by: Tod Hill

“LGBTIQ People Navigating Religion and Supported by Spirituality”
Speakers: Amir Ashour, Toni Kruger Ayebazibwe, Amasai Jeke, Rev. Debra Peevey and Lini Zurlia
Moderated by: Keola Whittaker

1:00pm- 2:00pm


2:00pm- 3:15pm
Afternoon Workshops

“LGBTIQ Rights and Business: Symmetries and Challenges”
Speakers: James Heighington, Vinay Kapoor, Suki Sandhu, and CV Viverito
Moderated by: Julie Dorf

“UN-Locked: Diplomats and Officials Fighting to Name SOGI”
Speakers: Pilar Eugenio, Rikki Hennum, Aaron Holtz, Patricia De Silva
Moderated by: Siri May

“LBT: Invisibility and Resilience”
Speakers: Olga Baranova, Caesar, Janset Kalan, and Noor Sultan
Moderated by: Grace Poore

3:15pm- 3:30pm 

Coffee & Tea Break

3:30pm- 3:45pm

Flávia Piovesan
The Protection of LGBTI Rights and the Inter-American System

3:45pm- 5:15pm: Second Plenary

Part 1: “Global Impacts of the Repeal of Article 377 in India”
Speakers: Remy Choo, Njeri Gateru, and Subha Wijesiriwardena
Moderated by: Allison Jernow

Part 2: “The Striking Down of Article 377”
Speakers: Menaka Guruswamy and Arundhati Katju
Moderated by: Jessica Stern

5:15pm- 5:45pm


MOMA PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY

OutSummit after party at MoMA PS1