Wallace-Sexton Travel Funds to Creating Change

Creating Change Conference

The Wallace-Sexton Travel Funds provide a limited number of Yale College (undergraduate) students the opportunity to attend the National LGBTQ Task Force Creating Change Conference each January, covering the cost of transportation, registration and shared hotel rooms.

This conference brings together activists working on LGBTQ political, social and cultural issues from around the United States and offers strategy, skills and networking sessions, small and large over the course of the weekend. It is held in a different city each year. More information is available at the Creating Change website.

For 2021, the Creating Change conference will take place entirely online from Thursday, January 28 through Sunday, January 31. Applications are due at 5:00pm on Friday, January 22.


Funds

Wallace-Sexton Travel funds will cover the cost of roundtrip train or air fare, registration and a shared hotel room. Students are responsible for their own food costs, but a Youth Hospitality Suite sponsored by the Conference provides some free food for conference attendees.

Wallace-Sexton Travel funds will cover the cost of registration (normally $50 for students, $150 for students registered by institutions) for the virtual Creating Change 2021 conference.


Eligibility

All Yale College (undergraduate) students are eligible to apply.


Deadline

Applications for Creating Change 2021 are due at 5:00pm on Friday, January 22.


Application

The Office of LGBTQ Resources begins accepting applications at the beginning of each fall semester for Wallace-Sexton Travel Funds for the Creating Change Conference, held in late January each year.​ Applications should include a statement of current and previous involvement in LGBTQ activism, what the applicant hopes to get from the conference, and any future activism that would be informed by attendance at the conference. Applicants are also asked to identify especially exicting sessions and topics they hope to explore at the conference, drawing from the Conference Schedule at a Glance.


Inquiries

For questions and more information, contact Maria Trumpler.