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2024 Lavender Student Conference

The Lavender Student Conference is an experience for students, hosted by Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE). This year, the theme is Visibility is Resiliency, and the conference will highlight visibility, activism, awareness and diversity. Students, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend the activities.

This programmatic one-day summit is an educational and community-building opportunity for LGBTQ+ students and allies at JMU. It will take place April 6 in The Union from 9:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Panels/sessions to include: 
Queer Authenticity in the Workplace 
Finding Your Community Outside of Campus 
Affinity Groups 
Keynote Speaker 

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Monica Motley 
Dr. Motley is a proud native of Danville, Virginia. She holds a MSEd in community health education/physical activity, a MPH, and a PhD in Biomedical and Veterinary Science. As a social and behavioral health researcher, she studies individual, community, and environmental influences on lifestyle-related health disparities in minoritized communities. She is also Senior Research Faculty at Virginia Tech’s Center for Public Health Practice and Research. 

Registration is required and closes April 4.

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