Thursday, July 10, 2008

Equality Virginia's 5th Annual Activist Conference - Reminder

As I previously indicated, I will be a presenter at the Equality Virginia Annual Activist Conference in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday. The area that I will be covering is "How to Protect Yourself and Your Family." This panel will look at legal issues in Virginia facing non-traditional families and seek to advise attendees (and LGBT families that they interact with) about what they can do to protect their family regarding child custody, same-sex partner inheritance, and more. My portion of the presentation will focus on Wills, Living Trusts, various types of powers of attorney, and measures that can be taken to make sure a non-biological, non-adoptive parent has authority to act in respect to children in the family.
A brief description of the conference is as follows:
Conference Details:
Keynote Speaker:
Suzanne Pharr
Date: Saturday July 12th, 2008
Location: VCU Student Commons.
907 Floyd Ave Richmond, VA 23284.
Time: Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. Conference begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.
Cost: Registration is on a sliding scale of $5-$70.

Suggested registration is $35 (includes lunch). Those who cannot afford $35 may pay less. We ask that those who can afford to pay more do so in order to offset the cost of participation and ensure that financial cost will not be a barrier to anyone who would like to attend.

Childcare: is available for free. Please email with the number of children you plan to bring and their ages.
Full details about the conference can be found here. There are a number of interesting workshops that will be presented and I encourage Virginia readers to consider attending.
After the conference, I plan on driving to Charlottesville to visit family since I will already be well over half way there.

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