Opening Keynote Speaker
Saturday, November 12
10:15AM to 11:15AM
Location: Imholte 109
“Creating Community is a Radical Act”
Camille Holthaus is passionate about creating community for bisexuals and advocating for true bi+ inclusion in LGBTQ spaces. She has diverse experience with small non-profits and event organizing. Camille started her community organizing in 1990 as moderator of a sex positive discussion group. In 1993, she co-founded and moderated Bi Group at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. The group continues today as The Grey Agenda. That work led her to host the bisexual discussion room at the 1994 6th (and final) North American Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Studies Conference: “In Queery, In Theory, In Deed.” Camille became involved with BOP through presenting at the 2008 BECAUSE conference where many of the people she had met in 1994 were also attending and presenting. In August 2013, Camille joined the BOP Board and that fall she helped coordinate the retreat which wrote BOP’s Strategic Plan 2014-2019. In January 2014 she was elected Chair of the Board of Directors and served a two year term. Camille became Secretary of the Board of Directors in January of 2016. Camille lives in Minneapolis with her two sons and their two dogs. She also serves on the Technical Advisory Board and the Finance Committee at Theatre in the Round Players.
Check out what’s happening with the Bisexual Organizing Project here: http://www.bisexualorganizingproject.org/ !