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LGBT Social Networking and Activism on Facebook

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this workshop at the upcoming Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (RAD) Conference!

LGBT Social Networking and Activism on Facebook

Presented by Drago Renteria

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Colorado Room
Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL

About the Workshop: Facebook is a popular social networking website with a massive user base that can be used to unify the Deaf LGBT community and our allies, share information, bring visibility to our organizations and help create social change.  Among the things you’ll learn in this workshop include information about the little-known tools that can help you
protect your privacy and how to use Facebook to network, raise funds and promote your organization’s visibility.

About the Presenter: Dragonsani (“Drago”) Renteria is a Deaf, Chicano transman who is passionate about making a difference.  A long-time activist, organizer and historian in the Deaf and Trans communities, he has devoted a great portion of his time over the past two decades towards creating change in our communities.  He is founder of the national Deaf Queer Resource Center ( and creator of the largest Deaf LGBT group on Facebook, the Deaf Queers & Allies Group, which currently has over 2,000 members.


This workshop is made possible by WCRAD / RAD ’09.  If you haven’t yet made plans to attend RAD, it’s not too late.  Tickets to this and other RAD-related workshops and events can be purchased at