Heading to Philadelphia

by Gustavo Torrez

Program Manager

In collaboration with Legacy, I will attending the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Associations annual Convention & LGBT Media Summit tomorrow. For 21 years, NLGJA has drawn journalists, public relations professionals, and media industry leaders together for its annual convention. The 2011 National Convention & 8th Annual LGBT Media Summit will take place in Philadelphia this year. Attendees of the summit will have the opportunity to participate in top-level training sessions, thought-provoking discussions, and social & professional networking events.

Two of the headlining speakers are:

Ann Curry with the today show and Don Lemon, prime-time weekend anchor and correspondent for CNN.

In addition to attending the conference,  I will be conducting a training for the Philadelphia department of health’s cessations councilors.  As funding shrinks we know more of you have to get creative, and find ways to leverage your resources to reach your community. In Philadelphia, thy have decided to train their cessation councilors, who are in the field on LGBT cultural Competency and ways to best reach and serve LGBT communities. In addition to the councilors, there will be two individuals from their media unit.

At the Network we always try to leverage our trips to be able to offer as much as we can to the local community’s through trainings, or technical assistance. If you are interested in a training from the Network email us. If for some chance we are in your area we might be able to work something out. Our trainings are free of charge, with the exception of travel related expenses. So if we are in the area already we can leverage the resources to provide a cost effective training to your network base.

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