Find the schedule for Day 1 and Day 2 of Aquí Estamos 2016 and the workshop sessions breakdown below. A schedule and full conference program will be provided to all attendees upon check-in during the event!

Day 1 Overview – Friday, August 12

Time Session Location
6:00 PM Registration & Check-In Cooper Center
7:00 PM Opening Remarks; Keynote: Joaquin Carcaño Main Theater
8:35 PM DAY 1 ENDS Cooper Center


Day 2 Overview – Saturday, August 13

Time Session Location
8:30 AM Registration & Check-In Cooper Center
9:15 AM Opening Remarks; Keynote: Isa Noyola Main Theater
10:25 AM Workshop Session 1 See below
11:35 AM Workshop Session 2 See below
12:35 PM Lunch Cooper Center
1:55 PM Workshop Session 3 See below
3:05 PM Workshop Session 4 See below
4:15 PM Closing remarks; Keynote: Adrian Castellanos Main Theater
5:15 PM DAY 2 ENDS Cooper Center


Workshop Sessions Breakdown

** All workshops will take place on Saturday, August 13. Schedule changes may occur. **

Session 1: 10:25 AM – 11:25 AM

Workshop Presenter(s) Location
Creative Writing Workshop for Social Justice Emmy Pérez, Mary Vidaurri, César de Leon, José Antonio Rodríguez, Anel Flores Main Theatre
Getting Started: National Jotería Activism Verónica Solís Conference Room B
Dark Side of the Rainbow: Racism and Colorism in the LGBTQ+ Community Ruben Garza Black Box
Liberation NOT Deportation Jerssay Arredondo, Robertx Carlos Classroom 1
Presentación especial sobre temas LGBTT para padres/Special LGBTQ 101 presentation in Spanish for parents Lucy Felix, Dinorah Martinez Classroom 2

Session 2: 11:35 AM – 12:35 PM

Workshop Presenter(s) Location
What to Expect when Transitioning with your Doctor Kara Zabelny (UTRGV-DHR Internal Medicine Residency), Dr. Michelle Cordoba Main Theatre
The Truth about Depression Maricela Ponce Conference Room B
Queer Art en el RGV Josue Ramirez, Carmen Castillo, Jose Uvalles Black Box
Intimate Partner Violence Among Latina Lesbians Monica Garcia Classroom 1

Session 3: 1:55 PM – 2:55 PM

Workshop Presenter(s) Location
Trans Latinx Panel: Where We’re At And Where We Want To Go TBA! Main Theatre

Collaborating, Envisioning and Actualizing Equality and Fairness for All Texans

Equality Texas Black Box
El otro lado de la frontera: Las vidas LGBTT en Reynosa y Matamoros (Mexico) / The other side of the border: LGBTQ lives in Reynosa and Matamoros (Mexico) (Spanish) TBA! Classroom 1

Session 4: 3:05 PM – 4:05 PM

Workshop Presenter(s) Location
Texas LGBTQ Documentary GLAAD Main Theatre
I Want You, But Only if You Want Me Too Ruben J. Molina Conference Room B
Rio Grande Valley LGBTQ Worker’s Center Caucus Fuerza del Valle Black Box
LGBTQ+ On Campus: Queer Representation and Organizations in College Valerie Severn Classroom 1
Inspiring Young People to Break Through Barriers Yadi Martinez Classroom 2
** All workshops will take place on Saturday, August 13. Schedule changes may occur. **