Speakers Madrid Summit
Jennifer Chang & Liza Dazol
Jennifer Chang, Exectuvie Producer of Out & Around y Director, eBay Greater Europe
Lisa Dazol, Excecutive Producer of Out & Around
When Jennifer Chang, now a business manager for eBay, and her current wife first fell in love, they vowed to follow a life of adventure. Jennifer had no idea that their promise would lead her to leave nine jobs, pick up a video camera and travel to fifteen countries through Asia, Africa and South America for one year.
Without any film experience, they bought a book on “How to Make a Documentary” and went in search of the people who are leading the movement for gay, lesbian and transgender equality. Their documentary captures the momentous changes occurring in the status of queer people around the world today. A film in partnership with the It Gets Better Project, the joint mission is to share stories of hope around the world.@outandaround OutandAround/
Brett is a staunch monarchist who believes in freedom of speech & press, human rights & the LGBTI community.
Brett is a staunch monarchist who believes in freedom of speech & press, human rights & the LGBTI community. Brett has been on the Board of InterPride for eleven years and is the first Co-President elected from the southern hemisphere. He has served InterPride as a Regional Director, Secretary, Co-Chair of both WorldPride and Communications Committees and was elected Co-President in October 2014 and again in 2016.
His community work in Melbourne, Australia spans over sixteen years where he has served on the Executive, as Secretary and President for many organisations including PLWHA VIC (People Living with HIV/AIDS Victoria), GALTA (Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia) and Pride March Victoria. Brett is a Life Member of Pride March Victoria as well as a member of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, Goulburn Valley Pride (Shepparton), MIDSUMMA Festival (Melbourne & Victoria), OUT Astoria (NYC) and Queens Pride (NYC). Professionally, Brett is the Publisher and Editor of Australian LGBTI Lifestyle Magazine - Q Magazine. He also serves on the Board of the Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby (VGLRL).
Teacher. PhD in Philology. Secretary of Women, Equality and Social Policy at the CCOO Federation for Education.
She has always combined her union work with her involvement in the feminist movement. Her work has focused on the reflection and practice of co-education, the defense of women's labour rights and against discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Since joining FECCOO, one of her main goals has been the requirement of an inclusive and co-educational practice at schools, creating didactic material for teacher training, publishing articles, and promoting public policies favouring the equality . She has coordinated the Gender Equality Observatory at Union Foundation of Studies (foundation of CCOO of Madrid).
President of the Association Stop Digital Gender Violence.
President of the Association Stop Digital Gender Violence. Computer Expert. Creator of the protocol DIPE (Protocol of intervention to victims of digital violence). Expert in Computer Law and Judicial Qualifications. Expert in intervention with victims of digital violence.
Sergio Martínez Villa
Degree in Media Communication.
Degree in Media Communication at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid that combines cinema with theatrical writing and teaching. In recent years four of his texts for the theatre have been released: 'Profiles',' La madre tolerante ',' Period of reflection 'and' The last one that I want ', in addition to the collective spectacles' El banquete', 'A Seven steps of Don Quixote 'and' La mujer del monstruo '. She has won the XL Born Theatre Prize for 'The Obedience of the Shepherd's Woman' and the 10th Leopoldo Alas Mínguez Award for the theatrical texts LGTB for 'The Ocean Against the Rocks'. From various grants awarded by the SGAE Foundation, National Drama Center / Beckett Room and Fourth Wall Room throughout the year 2016, she has written the texts' Agate. A Gospel ',' The End of Violence 'and' In The Law '.
Paralympic fencer medalist and social communicator. She is currently preparing to be the first woman to wheel the top of Kilimanjaro 5,895m.
Paralympic athlete Gema Hassen-Bey, who won the first fencing medal for our country in the Barcelona Games 92, has taken part in five consecutive Games and was bearer of the torch in the Athens Games 2004. She is now preparing to be the first woman to reach the top of Kilimanjaro in a wheelchair - a physical, technological and social entrepreneurship project promoted by the association Bey proAction, which intends to develop a mountain Handbyke that helps open the sport to inclusive MTB and facilitate the mobility and enjoyment of nature for people with disabilities. Through www.diverscity.es she will share her experiences in this pioneering challenge. Her motto of life is "If you move, the world moves with you", which he hopes can convey that there are no limitations and we can all reach our goals.
Business Consultant and the founder of LesWorking.
Marta is a Business Consultant and the founder of LesWorking, the first international professional network for lesbian women. LesWorking currently has more than 1,000 women from more than 20 countries in different professional sectors. The goal of the network is to connect and empower lesbian women to boost their careers and professional projects, as well as promote an inclusive and positive visibility of lesbian community in society and companies.
She has an MBA from Instituto de Empresa, she worked for more than 10 years in strategic and business consulting for multinational companies, developing projects in Spain and Latin America. Openly lesbian, Marta is considered one of the most influential LGBT people in Spain (rankings of El Mundo 2014 and El Confidencial 2015). He has been a speaker at TEDx Valladolid and has participated in national and international forums in Europe, USA and Latin America.
Patricia Rodríguez Abelairas
Life & Profesional Executive Coach. Degree in Derecho Económico
Motivational coach. Degree in Economic Law and specialized in Urban Management and internal land management, both in a personal level and in the company level.
Associate Human Rights Officer
Special Procedures Branch - United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Team of the Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity & Independent Expert on Persons with Albinism. Mr. Serefidis has worked with human rights NGOs on the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples; the International Labour Organization as a consultant on labour and human rights standards and on Roma issues; government permanent missions to the UN as a human rights expert; and, the private sector.
He has worked with the Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Human Rights Committee and the UN Voluntary Funds for the Victims of Torture and Slavery. Currently, he supports the work of two United Nations independent experts, the IE on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (HRC Resolution 32/2) and the IE on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism (HRC Resolution 28/6).
Secretary General of the International Falcon Movement - Socialist Educational International (IFM-SEI)
The Secretary General of IFM-SEI, the global umbrella organisation for progressive, non-formal educational child and youth movements. She is an international educator and trainer, specialising in topics of LGBTQI and feminism.
She is a former Vice Chair of British Youth Council and has been politically active on a global level from the age of 15. She was on the core development team of the first edition of Rainbow Resources - manual on sexuality and gender for kids - in partnership with the Council of Europe. This toolkit was the first of its kind, aimed at children through the use of non-formal education.
Juan Manuel Carrasco
Secondary School Teacher and Education Coach with FELGTB.
Since April 2016 he has been involved in the revitalization of the FELGTB's Education Task Force. Since 2012, he has been collaborating in COGAM by providing workshops for the prevention of LGBT-phobic school bullying and suicide risk in LGBT adolescents. Volunteer trainer and teacher in "Education in affective-sexual diversity and gender identities (DSG)". Collaborator in the research "LGBT-phobia in the classroom 2015. Do we educate in sexual-affective diversity?" And "LGBT-phobic cyberbullying. New forms of intolerance" by COGAM-ILGA.
Juul van Hoof
Program manager on LGBTI issues at MOVISIE, the Netherlands Centre for Social Development.
Program manager on LGBTI issues at MOVISIE, the Netherlands Centre for Social Development. Van Hoof advises and supports local authorities in developing and implementing LGBTI inclusive policies, advising policy makers and NGO’s and building local coalitions.
She has worked in many LGBT projects on the intersectionality of identities and local LGBTI policies. Currently, she is the founder and coordinator of the Rainbow Cities Network (33 international cities in 15 countries with an active and explicit LGBT policy).