SOGI Initiative

Pawley Hall, Room 470G
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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(248) 370-4614

2012 Conference

2012 Conference

Thank you to everyone who made the 2012 Michigan SOGI Education Conference such a grand success! Please enjoy the photos and videos on the 2012 Michigan SOGI Education Conference page and share them with your colleagues and friends. See the 2012 conference presenters' contact information page, for information on how to contact the presenters as well as links to presentation notes, PowerPoint slides and many of the organization websites.

Workshops & Sessions

Barb Flis, Founder: Parent Action for Healthy Kids

Eliza Byard, GLSEN: Playgrounds and Prejudice: Elementary School Climate in the United States


Concurrent Sessions I 

Concurrent Sessions II 

Student Performance
The Neutral Zone - Riot Youth

Media Coverage



2012 Conference Flier

See pictures of the inspiring performance of Gayrilla Theater by the Riot Youth of Ann Arbor's Neutral Zone, opening sessions, workshops and more in the Flicker photo album. If you have photos of your own that you would like to share, please email them to and we'll add them to our album.

Watch the powerful keynote address by GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard and other videos, including remarks by Conference Chair Tim Larrabee, Dean Louis Gallien and Barb Flis on the SOGI Conference YouTube Channel

Listen to Podcasts for Leaderful Schools' (PFLS) interview with Eliza Byard. PFLS is produced with support from the Galileo Institute for Teacher Leadership. The institute is dedicated to serving and researching the professional development needs of leaders working to improve student achievement and teacher performance. For more information on PFLS, see the Podcasts for Leaderful Schools website.