From the LA Gay & Lesbian Center:
LifeWorks and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian‚Ä®Center is proud to present Models of Pride for its 20th Year‚Ä®Anniversary!!!
Twenty plus years ago, many of us were not yet‚Ä®born, a brilliant, brave and insightful woman created a safe space at her‚Ä®school, in her classroom for LGBT students.
As the recognition of the need for safe spaces‚Ä®grew beyond one person, one school, the idea was hatched to create an event‚Ä®that would allow LGBT youth, and their allies to come together to share their‚Ä®experiences, and learn from them.
Models of Pride was born.¬†
A conference about you¬† being you ‚Äď where you can meet other‚Ä®LGBTQQIAA + students, make new friends, reconnect with old ones, learn about‚Ä®your heritage, network you GSA ‚Äď and all before lunch!
You can also find the following information on‚Ä®our website, www.modelsofpride.org.
MOP Schedule At A Glance‚Ä®8 am
Registration Opens-----Be there early to get food and tshirts!!!!
9 am ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Opening
10:45 pm¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Workshop Session One
12:00¬†pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Lunch & Resource Fair
1:45 pm¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Workshop Session Two
3:15 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Workshop Session Three
5 pm ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Entertainment
6 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Dinner
6:15 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Open Mic
7:30 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Dance
Getting to MOP 20‚Ä®
Models of Pride 20 is at USC, at the intersection of‚Ä®Exposition Blvd and S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90089. Parking on campus is $10.00 in one of the various‚Ä®structures.If you are taking public transportation, use metro.net to plan your trip, and remember to get the‚Ä®schedule for the return trip home, leaving after dinner at 7, or the dance at 9. The Expo line is now open. This is the very BEST way‚Ä®to get to Models of Pride.
You need take the EXPO line and get off at Expo Park/USC
Registration opens at 8 am, and will be in Alumni Park.‚Ä®For those who registered online, simply get in the Pre-Registered line, fill‚Ä®out your name tag, pick-up your program and head to Tutor Campus Center for the‚Ä®Opening Session that kicks off at 9am with a special performance by the Gay‚Ä®Men‚Äôs Chorus of Los Angeles.
Following the opening, there will be three workshop sessions.¬† After the first session, there will be lunch‚Ä®and a HUGE resource fair! With over 100 workshops being offered during the day,‚Ä®you are sure to find a lots that will interest you. Take a minute to look‚Ä®through the program book, and select what interests you, so you can get to your‚Ä®first choice before it fills up. But, have a second and maybe even a third‚Ä®choice just in case.¬† With over 1000‚Ä®registered to attend MOP 20, it will be a capacity crowd ‚Äď plan ahead and be‚Ä®early!¬†‚Ä®From humble beginnings, Models of Pride its 20th year, having grown to over 1000 students in attendance, and‚Ä®so many other exciting milestones. ¬†It is with great humility and gratitude that we welcome you to this year‚Äôs Model of‚Ä®Pride conference.¬†¬†