CA Gay Leadership Summit to be
Web-Streamed from San Bernardino
Earlier today I created a listserv of people involved in putting on tomorrow's LGBT leadership summit down in San Bernardino, and sent out an email asking if it could be web streamed.
I received a phone call from lesbian community organizer Robin McGehee of Fresno, saying she was looking into the matter and agreed with me that the summit should be streamed to everyone who couldn't be there. She soon followed up with this email:
The person that is interested and willing to cover the summit is Phillip Minton with UnitetheFight.org.I explained to him that I had gotten Michael's email and that it was not up to me whether or not he could live stream. I helped him check in with Eden from the IE to see if the desire was even a possibility, and it is possible.Because of this technology, and the desire to see how this summit concludes from of those who can not make it to the IE because of multiple circumstances, hopefully this can happen.
Thank you, Robin, for looking into this, and to you, Michael, for bringing it up. FYI, I spoke with Marc Solomon from Equality California about this earlier in the week, and at that time he wasn't sure the event could/would be streamed. If it could be, that would be super, because I can't make it to San Bernardino this weekend either. Thanks again.We then heard from the person responsible for making the streaming happen:
This is Phillip Minton with Unite the Fight. We will do our best to provide the best streaming possible. Given that this is a last minute development, some technical difficulties may arise. We do have a good camera and I've been assured that I will have a hard line to the internet which will definitely cut back on any issues wireless would bring.Kudos to Robin, Philip and the summit organizers for committing to making the event transparent. This web streaming will go a long, and very valuable, way to engage the California and national LGBT community in our continuing struggle for liberation and equality.
As for sound, it may be iffy at times. Panelists and facilitators will have a mic, but attendees won't. However, there is a chat room next to the streaming window, so I will do my best to type up what is being asked or said by attendees. As for an agenda, there may be breakout groups, so naturally, I won't be able to cover those.
Here is the link to the post where you'll find the streaming and chat room: Leadership Summit Live Streaming .
Keep your fingers crossed that all goes well for the techies!
Don't forget: Click here on Saturday to catch the streaming. Oh, and spread the word about it and the summit.