Friday, January 23, 2009

Summit Final Agenda

7:45 AM Registration opens
Coffee, Pastries & Networking in Room 502

8:00 AM Shabbat services with Rabbi Denise Eger, Congregation Kol Ami – Room 514

9:00 AM PLENARY - Looking Backward and Moving Forward – Room 502
Invocation by Rabbi Denise Eger and Reverend Jonipher Kwong
Welcome by State Assemblymember John A. Perez
Election ’08 Summary with:
Staff and Executive Committee of Let California Ring (Geoff Kors & Vaishalee Raja)
Staff and Executive Committee of, and Experts on, NO on 8 campaign and (Chad Griffin, Yvette Martinez, Sarah Reece, Lorri Jean, Kate Kendall, Geoff Kors, Delores Jacobs, Marty Rouse, Chris Maliwat, and Julie Davis)
Staff from Marriage Equality USA (Pamela Brown, Policy Director and Molly McKay, Media Director)
Proposition 8 Post-Election California Voter Survey, presented by David Binder, David Binder Research
Question & Answer Period, Moderated by Karen Ocamb, News Editor, IN Los Angeles Magazine
Introductory Remarks by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano
Keynote Speech by Eva Paterson, Equal Justice Society

11:20 AM break

11:30 AM BREAKOUT - networking & strategy sessions by interest/constituency
Group, Facilitator, Room
African American, Darnell Grisby, 504
Asian & Pacific Islander, Tawal Panyacosit & Doreena Wong, 506
Earned and Paid Media, Jo Hoenninger, 507
Faith Communities , Joel Kushner, 510
Families, Judy Appel & Meredith Fenton , 508A
Government/Elected officials/Legislative advocates, Alice Kessler, 512
Grassroots Community Organizing, Fernando Lopez, 502A
Labor, T Santora & Conrado Terrazas, 513
Latino, Coral Lopez, 505
Legal, Loren Javier, 514
Netroots/Web 2.0, Naomi Fine, 502B
Transgender, Al Miller, 516
Youth, Anthony Dietrich, 508C

12:30 PM Lunch Break (Food courts open and available)

12:50 PM David Binder Lunchtime Q&A Session (Optional) – Room 507

1:30 PM PLENARY - Race, Religion & the LGBT Movement – Room 502
Opening Comments by Senator Mark Leno
Introduction of Goals and Key Issues by Jan Adams, Bob Wing, Andrea Shorter, Ron Buckmire, & Catherine Thienmann
Presentation and Q&A Prop 8 polling data analysis released by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, by Patrick J. Egan, Ph.D., of New York University, and Kenneth Sherrill, Ph.D., of Hunter College, CUNY
Small group discussion and report back facilitated by Jan Adams and Bob Wing
Closing Comments by Senator Christine Kehoe

3:00 PM break

3:10 PM BREAKOUT - networking & strategy sessions by region
Group, Facilitator, Room
Central Valley/Central Coast/Nor Cal/Sacramento, Lisa Cisneros, 510
Los Angeles Area, Daniel Gould, 502
National, Sarah Reece, 505
Orange County/Long Beach/Inland Empire, Laura Kanter, 508A
San Diego Area, Denise Serrano & Jose Letayf, 512
San Francisco Bay Area, Julie Davis, 504
Statewide, Shayna Gelender, 507

4:10 PM break

4:20 PM LARGE BREAKOUT – Next Steps – Room 502
Panel moderated by Assemblymember Mike Feuer
Legal Update by Kate Kendall, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Jenny Pizer, Lambda Legal, & Elizabeth Gill, ACLU of Northern California
Organizing lessons from the Obama campaign by Mary Jane Stevenson, California Field Director, Obama/Biden
How to Qualify a Ballot Initiative by John Henning, Love Honor Cherish
Ballot initiative Strategy Issues by Chad Griffin, Griffin Schake, Geoff Kors, Equality California, & Robin Tyler, The Equality Campaign

4:20 PM BREAKOUT – Various Rooms (simultaneous with large breakout above)
Rooms available for breakout sessions led by summit attendees

5:20 PM break, snacks

5:30 PM Open Space Strategy Groups – Meet in Room 502 to begin
Sessions proposed and led by summit attendees

6:45 PM PLENARY - What's Next?
Report back from breakout groups, facilitated by Lawrence Ellis
Closing Remarks from Equality Summit Planning Committee Co-Chairs
Closing Call to Action by Senator Gloria Romero

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