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Mayra Hidalgo Salazar, Deputy Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force talks about their upcoming events with Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ including the 34th Creating Change Conference entitled “Reunite Reignite” that takes place in person in New Orleans, Louisiana from January 12th to 16th at the Hilton Riverside. The Creating Change Conference is the foremost political leadership and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement. Since 1988 Creating Change has created networking opportunities and inspiration for thousands of committed people to develop and hone their activist skills. With the continual impact of COVID-19 the Task Force invites their Creating Change family prepare for a new and different conference experience. Conference attendees will be required to always wear a mask in all shared conference spaces except when actively eating or drinking and all attendees, media and other participants will provide valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival and check-in. At Creating Change 2022 though it will be a bit smaller with the capacity set at 2000 participants, there will still be plenty of opportunity to attend workshops, training sessions, meetings and special events. Non-binary writer, performer and public speaker ALOK will be the keynote speaker and new this year there will be a day-long program focused exclusively on queering climate justice as well as a conference schedule with over 100 workshops and caucuses. We talked to Mayra about what she hopes to accomplish at the National LGBTQ Task Force and her spin on our LGBTQ issues.  Mayra Hidalgo Salazar comes to the Deputy Executive Director role at the National LGBTQ Task Force with over 13 years of experience working for social justice. Originally from Naranjo, Alajuela, Costa Rica her journey as a queer and formerly undocumented woman laid the groundwork for her commitment to organizing spear headed by queer, immigrant youth of color. A former board member and youth organizer for the Florida Immigrant Coalition Mayra is part of the first generation of undocumented youth in Florida that began publicly sharing their stories. She is a Co-founder of United We Dream Action and has served on both the United We Dream and United We Dream Action Board of Directors for 10 years combined. The National LGBTQ Task Force was founded in 1973 and works to advance full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. For More Info… LISTEN: 500+ LGBTQ Chats @OUTTAKE VOICES
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