See You at Creating Change In Atlanta?

I’m so excited. I’m heading off this week to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change conference for the first time while my spouse holds down things at home. If any of you are going, too, please feel free to drop me a note so we can  say hi and plot a lesbian mom takeover of the universe.

Okay, maybe not the whole universe. That would take too much time away from my family. But I’d love to connect with any of you at the conference. I’ll be attending on behalf of my employer, the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum at the Wellesley Centers for Women, and hoping to find some educators interested in attending our annual New Leaders’ Week this summer. New Leaders’ Week prepares educators to return to their schools and lead colleagues in conversation about their experiences with diversity and connection. SEED assists educators in finding their voices so they can, in turn, better hear the voices of their students and work towards making schools more inclusive.

I’ll be at Creating Change for the Racial Justice institute on Wednesday and the Schools Focus institute on Thursday, in addition to the main conference Friday through Sunday.

The frightening thing about Creating Change, though, is that it was founded in 1988, the year I graduated from college. It’s now celebrating its 25th year, which means . . . yikes.