Creating Change 2021 will be held virtually from January 28th-31st 2021. You must register here first. 


Creating Change 2021 se llevará a cabo virtualmente del 28 al 31 de enero de 2021. Primero debe registrarse aquí.

Latinx Youth in the era of Covid-19

Join us with Somos Familia Valle LGBTQ+ Youth Council members in a panel discussion on racial and gender justice youth movement in the era of Covid-19. Youth members from middle school and high school will share and discuss how they are organizing and developing long term impact in schools and their local communities in a digital/ virtual driven world.

Presented by Somos Familia Valle Youth leaders Ethan, Angel, Rocio, Natalie & Cas

Zorroidad Trans en las Calles

Diálogo Puteril entre trabajadorxs sexuales ante la emergencia mundial de salud (COVID19); y como la comunidad trans Trabajadora Sexual. La pobreza y la desigualdad continúa exponiendo las vidas trans en toda la nación. Es importante que las voces Translatinxs se escuchen, que más voces de Lxs Trabajaras Sexuales tenga eco ante este olvido sistemático e institucional que estamos viviendo.


Presented by Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo

Liaam Winslet, Bonny Díaz, Elizabeth Chavez

Impact of Covid-19 on Ga/Bi men Living with HIV

Data thus far, on the COVID-19 indicate that the impact suffered by Latinx communities is disproportionate to the general population. However, it is unclear what the impact of COVID-19 has been on Latinx LGBTIQ communities. Much less is known on the impact on Latino gay/bi men living with HIV. In response to this lack of information, we will be discussing the findings of interviews conducted with Latino gay/bi men living with HIV, residents of NYC, on the impact of the pandemic on their lives.

Presented by Julio A. Rolón-Méndez, Latino Commission on AIDS

Poems for Healing

Offerings, incantations, songs, raps, prayers -- these kaleidoscopic poems experiment with language and genre to create blueprints for liberation. POEMS FOR HEALING counters the psychic and structural violence inherent in so many of the narratives Latinx, LGBTQ+ and poor folks receive about ourselves every day, embodying instead a queer emotional logic that proclaims, “We are powerful, gorgeous, and deserve to be free.”


Presented by Kenneth Reveiz

El WAP del Hombre

In Latino culture, we inherit cultural messages, norms and expectations of what defines a masculine Latino man. Let's talk about our Boy WAP! How can we embark on life and the journey of self-discovery and acceptance when we are shamed for our identities, male anatomy and sexual behaviors. If we are going to defeat HIV by 2030, and if 1 in 4 Latino MSM will contract HIV in their lifetime and "bottoms" are at higher risk-then let's talk about a healthy BOY WAP!

Presented by Jorge Diaz Bienestar Human Services