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Last revised: 30 Jan 2002

MARKETING

Advertise in the Program Book!

Organizations and individuals contributing funds to the Queer Disability conference will be publicly acknowledged and thanked in a variety of ways. Several "visibility opportunities" are available to supporting organizations and businesses:

Primary Co-Sponsors contributing $5000 or more will receive all listed below, plus:

  • Organization's name and logo on a sign posted at the conference
  • A half-page ad in the conference program book

Co-Sponsors contributing $1000-$4999 will receive all listed below, plus:

  • 2 complimentary tickets to our night of performances by disabled queer artists, produced by John Killacky, Director of The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
  • A complimentary copy of the conference video and resource guide

Supporters contributing $500 to $1,000 will be honored with the following:

  • Announcement of the funder's name, mission statement, and level of
    sponsorship at opening and closing plenaries
  • Listing as a sponsor, with link, on the QD conference website
  • A quarter-page ad in the conference program book
  • Organization's promotional literature displayed on a "sponsor appreciation" table at the conference

Friends contributing $100 to $499 will be honored with the following:

  • Listing as a friend on the QD conference website
  • A business-card sized ad in the conference program book

DONATION INFORMATION:

To help fund the conference, you can make a donation to:
D.W.A./SFWC
PO Box 6008
Albany, CA 94706-6008

The San Francisco Women's Center, Inc. (SFWC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) registered with the IRS and assigned Tax ID: 94-1730620. The Disabled Women's Alliance is a sponsored project of the SFWC.

WHAT YOUR FUNDS WILL DO:

The 2002 Queer Disability Conference will bring together over 200 lesbians, gay men, bisexual, intersexed and transgendered people who have physical and mental disabilities, to network, organize, educate ourselves, and celebrate our lives. Participants at the conference will share academic research, advocacy strategies, and cultural performances. We are hoping that you will join us in making this exciting event happen. By co-sponsoring or donating to this conference, you will be making an important contribution to the rights of LGBT people with disabilities.

This two-day conference will address a variety of issues important to the queer disability community. Although presentations by academics and scholars will play an integral role in the conference, equal emphasis will be given to queer disability activists engaged in social change and artists committed to creating a vital queer crip culture. The program will encompass a wide variety of presentation formats: workshops, performances, poetry readings, displays of artwork, and paper panels. Among the possible topics which may be covered at the conference, we expect to include the following:

  • Histories of disability, homosexuality, and transgender/transsexual identities
  • HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, and disability
  • Genetic testing, the notion of a cure, the medicalization of our bodies
  • Intertwining of race, class, sexuality, gender identity, and disability
  • Global LGBT disability activism

San Francisco State University has generously donated meeting space and other crucial support for the conference. Organized by volunteers, the conference has already garnered additional support from the Disabled Women's Alliance, a Bay Area nonprofit
organization; the National Center for Lesbian Rights; the Yuerba Buena Arts Center; and the Disability Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley. Most of our support to date is in the form of in-kind donations. Since one of our primary goals is to make the conference accessible to low-income people and youth, we seek additional funding to provide registration, travel, and housing scholarships to low-income attendees. In order to have a fully-accessible conference, we also require funding for interpreters, personal assistance, assistive technology, and other necessary accommodations.

Further information about donating, email us at: QDConference2002@hotmail.com We would also be happy to send you any additional information that you require.

Thank you very much for considering co-sponsorship of the Queer Disability conference. We look forward to talking with you more about this conference, and we hope it will be possible for you to participate in this exciting endeavor.


FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER:

email: QDConference2002@hotmail.com

FOR PROGRAM INFORMATION:

email: QDProgram@hotmail.com

On the web at www.disabledwomen.net/queer

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