The 26th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change took Houston, Texas by storm on January 29 through February 2, 2014.
Nearly 4,000 people from all over the country attended the five-day program that featured over 390 workshops, training sessions, meetings and events. Plus there were four unbelieveably spectacular plenary sessions, including the opening plenary featuring the one and only Laverne Cox.
Vanderbilt Divinity students Darria Hudson, Caroline Leithner, Alba Onofrio, Alex Salfer-Hobbs, and Asher Kolieboi, alum Carlin Rushing, and Assistant Director of the Carpenter Program, Lyndsey Godwin, attended. Vandy’s attendees presented workshops, engaged in-depth discussions, and networked with activists, educators, and faith leaders from across the nation, particularly in Creating Change’s “Practice Spirit, Do Justice” track. This track of workshops is sponsored by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the same foundation that supports our Carpenter Program and through which our attendance was made possible