Events

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    October 5 – Fall Salon in New York City

    Join fellow donors and supporters of the Williams Institute for cocktails and hear from the Institute’s Faculty Chair, Doug NeJaime, about recent and upcoming research and its impact on LGBT law and policy. RSVPs are no longer being accepted.  

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    17th Annual Update

    Listen to the Conference Schedule 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Check-in 1:00 pm – 2:50 pm Panel One: Religious Refusals & the Future of LGBT Rights A discussion of where LGBT rights and religious exemptions clash. How are state legislatures, federal agencies, and courts grappling with the question of whether religious beliefs provide a legal justification …

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    September 19 – The Trouble with Pink and Blue

    This lunchtime talk focuses on gender expression and health with examples from recent research on gender nonconformity, bullying, and health in youth.

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    16th Annual Update

    1:00        LGBT Rights & The Trump Administration (L-R: Melissa Goodman, Shannon Minter, Nancy Polikoff, Meeth Soni, Rick Zbur) As we near the end of Trump’s first 100 days in office, what is the impact on LGBT rights?  Panelists will discuss issues such as the repeal of protections for transgender students and a proposal for a broad …

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    May 16 – DC Spring Reception

    Join us at our signature DC-area event to hear from compelling speakers on LGBT law and public policy issues and mingle with Williams friends and supporters.

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    May 17 – Spring Open House

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    September 20 – Alumni & Allies Reception

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    October 3 – The Carceral State and the Regulation of Motherhood

    Priscilla Ocen explores the specific ways incapacitation has been used as a means to regulate the bodies and reproductive capacities of marginalized women.

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    October 23 – If Not Now, When? Achieving Equality for Women Attorneys in the Courtroom and in ADR

    Judge Scheindlin will discuss equity for women attorneys in the legal profession and the New York State Bar Association’s 2017 report on gender disparities.

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    October 25 – Using Social Media to Understand and Address Health Risk Among Gay and Bisexual Men

    This lunchtime talk discusses research on the relationship between social media, substance use and sexual risk behaviors among gay and bisexual men.

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    April 19 – Annual Educational Panel in DC

    The William’s Institute’s annual educational panel addresses pressing law and policy issues facing LGBT people throughout the U.S.

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    October 24 – When Facts and Feelings Compete Over Transgender Rights

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    November 15 – NYC Fall Reception

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    March 19 – LGB-Specific Healthcare Services in the US

    This lunchtime talk presents research on the access and utilization of health care among three age groups of LGB people.

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    February 10 – Jazz & Champagne Brunch

    The Williams Institute invites you to its Annual Jazz & Champagne Brunch on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 11:30am – 2:00pm.

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    April 13 – Annual Update 2018

    The Annual Update is the Williams Institute’s signature annual event addressing issues at the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy.

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    February 22 – Sexual & Gender Minority Regional Workshop

    The National Institutes of Health will be working in accordance with the Williams Institute to host this sexual and gender minority workshop for students and investigators in sexual and gender minority health research. The workshop is designed to increase knowledge about NIH structure and grant processes, develop mentoring relationships and enhance capacity in SGM health …

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    March 4 – Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

    This lunchtime talk focuses on the intersection of race, gender, sexuality and criminalization.

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    March 11 – LGBT Law and Policy Update

    Shannon Minter, Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, talks about the current and future landscape of LGBT law and public policy.

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    March 20 – AI & the LGBTQ Community

    Vivienne Ming will discuss the launch of a new project to track the economic impact of LGBTQ policies and programs across the country. 

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    March 23 – 15th Annual Moot Court Competition