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Thursday Events

NEW! Gender Odyssey Family Conference Families Like Mine Networking Dinner
Thursday
4:30PM – 6:30PM | Seattle U. Student Center, 2nd Fl – Cherry St. Market
By request! Many of you asked for a chance to connect with other racially or culturally mixed families. Come meet new friends you’ll run into all weekend. This session is held in conjunction with the Family Welcome event. Food available for purchase. Look for the Families Like Mine table sign!

Gender Odyssey People of Color Exclusive Meet & Greet
Thursday
5:30PM | The GARAGE – Echo Room (21+)
1130 Broadway Ave (next to Silver Cloud)
Want to connect with other People of Color (POC) right away? Join us at this POC-only event – appetizers provided!  Gender Odyssey committee members will be there to welcome you and can give you the heads up on what is in store for the weekend. Join us for this chance to connect with other POC before the later all-conference Meet & Greet begins. 

Friday Events

POC Suite – Open Space
8:00AM – 5:00PM | WSCC – Rm 603 (POC Suite)
Hosted by POC Council members
The POC suite (WSCC Rm 603) is designated for use by POC attendees throughout the conference. Meet new friends, continue a discussion that began in a workshop, share life experiences, or just chill—whatever works for you!
Note: Attendees from the Gender Odyssey Family conference are invited and encouraged to come.

People-of-Color Welcome Luncheon
12:10PM – 1:20PM | WSCC – Rm 603 (POC Suite)
Hosted by POC Council members
Get your conference off to a good start by meeting some amazing people. Join us in Gender Odyssey’s dedicated POC Suite for a free catered lunch and socializing! We’ll get to know each other a little and feed our bodies and our hearts.
Note: This lunch session is for people-of-color and their families – mixed race families welcome. Attendees from the Gender Odyssey Family conference are invited and encouraged to come. 

Saturday Events

POC Suite – Open Space
8:00AM – 5:00PM | WSCC – Rm 603 (POC Suite)
Hosted by POC Council members
See Friday description.

NEW! POC BYO Lunch
11:40AM – 12:45PM | WSCC – Rm 603 (POC Suite)
Hosted by POC Council members
Bring your lunch and a friend! Check in with other attendees. Share your thoughts and feedback about your conference experience with POC Advisory Council members. Or just relax and enjoy some down time between sessions in the POC Suite.
Note: This lunch session is for people of color and their families – mixed race families welcome. Attendees from the Gender Odyssey Family conference are invited and encouraged to come.

NEW! POC Night Out (21+)
10:00PM | Silver Cloud (1100 Broadway)
Come out with hostess Aleksa Manila for a night at Neighbors gay bar in Seattle’s infamous Capitol Hill neighborhood. We’ll meet up at the Silver Cloud hotel and walk over to the bar together. (If you want to meet us there, the address is 1509 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122.)

Sunday Events

POC Suite – Open Space

8:00AM – 5:00PM | WSCC – Rm 603 (POC Suite)
Hosted by POC Council members
See Friday description.

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