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Keynote Speaker for 2017 Bergamo Conference: Dr. Lance McCready

Dr. Lance T. McCready

Lance T. McCready is an Associate Professor of Urban Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He is an internationally renowned scholar of LGBTQ youth experiences in urban communities and schools. His academic career was inspired by over two decades of grassroots organizing and popular education in the Black and LGBTQ youth communities in New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, the San Francisco Bay Area, Minneapolis, Minnesota and most recently Toronto, Ontario. He was the first youth board member of Gay Men of African Descent in New York and coordinated the Drop-In Center of the Hetrick-Martin Institute, one of the oldest and largest organizations in North America supporting LGBTQ youth. He has written extensively on intersectionality, the marginalization and resilience of gay and gender non-conforming Black male students. He is an experienced leader of community-based research and evaluation projects and has been funded by SSHRC, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, City of Toronto, and Ontario Ministry of Education.

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