Unity Through Diversity: The Power of Unity is our biennial health, wellness, and capacity-building conference for LGBTQIA+ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. Hosted locally in Albany, NY, Unity Through Diversity offers participants the chance to enjoy workshops, panel presentations, and keynotes by activists and scholars from across the nation!
In 2008, In Our Own Voices, Inc. hosted our first LGBTQIA+ Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Health Summit. That year, over 150 scholars, administrators, activists, and students gathered to reflect on the status of health and wellness, substance use, spirituality, and political advocacy within the LGBTQIA+ BIPOC community. By 2011, this statewide summit grew into a national conference: Unity Through Diversity: The Power of Unity! The purpose of our Health Conference is to lift up the voices of LGBTQIA+ BIPOC communities, while promoting social justice, healthy sexuality, violence-free living, social activism, and safer spaces.
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Address: 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207
We’re so glad you can join us for Unity Through Diversity 2023! To reserve a room in the In Our Own Voices block from October 25, 2023 through October 29, 2023, click this link to receive the IOOV rate: Book your stay.
Prefer to book over the phone? Call Hilton Albany at 518-462-6611 and provide the code “1IOV1” when booking.
Hilton Albany features:
Our standard guest rooms feature a King or Double/Double beds with a refrigerator in every room. Enjoy a movie or TV show on the room’s 32-inch LCD TV. Catch up on work at the large work desk with complimentary WiFi. Relax in the elegant bathroom with refreshing bath amenities and sleep in style in the Hilton Serenity bed.
Have a capital experience when visiting Albany. We are only steps from the arts, museums, sports, and nightlife. Be in the heart of the downtown entertainment district with the Times Union Center, Palace Theatre, and Capital Repertory Theatre. Dine at the dozens of restaurants and lounges in between. See the architecture and exciting history of New York.
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NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Access useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Community Board
NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages
PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more
We’re so glad you can join us for Unity Through Diversity 2023! We have a block of rooms reserved for you to stay at the conference hotel site, Hilton Albany, from October 25, 2023 through October 29, 2023. Booking your room is simple! Simply click the button below to receive the In Our Own Voices rate. Prefer to book over the phone? Call Hilton Albany at 518-462-6611 and provide the code “1IOV1” to book your reservation!
Have any questions about Unity Through Diversity: The Power of Unity 2023? Contact us at [email protected]!