142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Galvanizing the Movement for Equality

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : 8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

Fred Sainz, BA , Human Rights Campaign, Washington, DC, DC
As the nation's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, our mission, since were founded in 1980, has been to inspire and engage people all over the country.  We do that be enacting enduring legal protections that change the lived experience of LGBT citizens, and enlighten other Americans about the need for these laws that realize a more equal America.  We represent over 1.5 million members and supporters in every state - all committed to making equality a reality.  At this session, we will discuss our experience with inequality, and why history is important to building the community resiliency and the momentum, to galvanize, and advance our vision, and leverage the present, to correct the past, and create a desired future.  We will share lessons learned from our campaigns, defeats, and victories - successes with branding campaigns, Welcoming Schools, the Healthcare Equality Index, the Corporate Equality Index, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act, and the fight for marriage equality.  We will discuss maximizing social media, technologic innovation, and millennial and nextGen engagement, and talk about building a social movement for equality so that the U.S. can "become the healthiest nation in one generation."  After all, your 2030 milestone is our 2030 milestone.  We share a common journey in the fight for human rights, health care as a right, and human dignity.  We hope to usher in our 50th Anniversary, by celebrating America's newfound equality, with you and GenerationaNext.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Advocacy for health and health education
Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Define how to expand and elevate the national and global conversation for equality. Discuss the role the community engagement, community resiliency, field, lobbying and advertising, play in building momentum, and creating legislative change.

Keyword(s): Communication, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I'm the VP of Communications and Marketing and turned the organization into a media powerhouse. Last year, I spearheaded a first-of-its-kind national public awareness campaign to build support for marriage equality as two historic cases reached the US Supreme Court. In 2013, I was named PR Professional of the Year by PR News for doing "as much as any single person can do to promote a fundamental shift in the mores of our nation."
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.