©2016 by The Empathy Alliance.

PLENARY SPEAKER AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS (FEB 2019)

 

No student should have to go through what I went through in elementary and middle school. A lot of what I am doing is talking about my experiences with bullying, and making people aware of how their actions and words affect others. I want people to understand the importance of LGBTQ-plus identities and make sure students are protected, included, and have safe spaces.

Sameer Jha, Founder, The Empathy Alliance

 

THE EMPATHY ALLIANCE IN ACTION

 

SPEAKING ON A PANEL ABOUT NON-BINARY IDENTITIES BEFORE 1,000 EDUCATORS/YOUTH-SERVING PROFESSIONALS

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SPEAKING AT THE GLSEN RESPECT AWARDS IN LA

HOSTING LGBTQ+ INTERFAITH DISCUSSION WITH 6 RELIGIOUS LEADERS

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TEDX TALK ON HOW ADULTS CAN SUPPORT LGBTQ+ YOUTH

HELPING A SCHOOL START THEIR 1ST GSA CLUB

GIVING A KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT GLSEN'S ANNUAL CHAPTER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

MODERATING AN LGBT DISCUSSION BETWEEN CONGRESSMAN KHANNA & PUBLIC

SPEAKING AT THE NATIONAL ASIAN EDUCATORS ALLIANCE

SPEAKING ON THE "KIDS THAT ARE CHANGING THE WORLD" PANEL

SCREENING A TRANS & GENDER NON-BINARY FILM FOR FAMILIES

ORGANIZING MAYOR OF OAKLAND'S CONTINGENT AT SF PRIDE PARADE

STANDING PROUDLY BEFORE 10,000 PEOPLE AS AN LGBTQ+ HERO, DURING ANNUAL INDIA DAY

TEACHING A GENDER EXPLORATION WORKSHOP

LEADING Q&A WITH 6 MOVIE DIRECTORS AT THE FRAMELINE42 FILM FESTIVAL

PRESENTING A WORKSHOP ON "UNDERSTANDING INTERSECTIONALITY" FOR EDUCATORS

RAISING LGBTQ+ AWARENESS ON AMERICA'S BIGGEST SOUTH ASIAN RADIO SHOW

WORKING FOR CONGRESSMAN RO KHANNA'S CAMPAIGN ON LGBTQ+ ISSUES

SPEAKING AT SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL ABOUT TRANS RIGHTS

INCREASING VISIBILITY FOR TRANS & QUEER YOUTH OF COLOR AS OAKLAND PRIDE'S YOUTH GRAND MARSHALL

WITH SAFE ALTERNATIVES FOR VIOLENT ENVIRONMENTS (SAVE)

WITH 13 REASONS WHY STARS AT GLAAD GALA

DISCUSSING HER LGBTQ+ PLATFORM WITH KIMBERLY ELLIS, CANDIDATE FOR CA DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR

 

BREAKING SILENCE ON SOUTH ASIAN RADIO SHOW HOSTED BY REWIRE COMMUNITY

UPCOMING TEDX TALK ON NEED FOR ADULT ALLIES FOR LGBTQ+ YOUTH

FEATURED GUEST ON GENDER SPECTRUM'S INSTAGRAM LIVE BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT

VIDEO ON EMBRACING FEMININITY FOR THE REPRESENTATION PROJECT

Q&A WITH GLSEN CHAPTER LEADERS IN AUSTIN

PARTICIPATING IN A QUEER MUSLIM CAUCAS WITH TRIKONE

SPEAKING ON FAMILY ACCEPTANCE PANEL AT NQAPIA (NATIONAL QUEER ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER ALLIANCE)

SPEAKING ON A PANEL FOR HRC, DISCUSSING THEIR LGBTQ YOUTH SURVEY RESULTS

FIGHTING FOR INCLUSIVE SEX ED AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

WITH NATIONAL STUDENT COUNCIL AT GLSEN HEADQUARTERS PLANNING ANNUAL STRATEGY

CHAI WITH SAMEER COMMUNITY EVENT TO REDUCE LGBTQ+ STIGMA

PRESENTING WORKSHOPS ON COMING OUT AT HRC'S CONFERENCE

VIDEO INTERVIEW FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

EMCEE FOR DIVERSITY & INCLUSION EVENT: REPRESENTED THE LGBTQ+ YOUTH VOICE

HOSTING A TRIKONE (WORLD'S OLDEST SOUTH ASIAN LGBTQ+ GROUP) POTLUCK

BRINGING THE EMPATHY ALLIANCE EXPERIENCE TO HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN AS THEIR YOUTH AMBASSADOR

 

DISCUSSING THE NEEDS OF LGBTQ+ YOUTH WITH GLAAD CEO SARAH KATE ELLIS

SECURING PROCLAMATION FROM MAYOR & CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR ORGANIZING 1ST CITY OF FREMONT PRIDE

DISCUSSING YOUTH ENGAGEMENT & ACTIVISM WITH ELIZA BYARD, GLSEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

AT WOMEN'S MARCH WITH THE  GSA NETWORK

WITH HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONER AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBER AT FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER RALLY

WITH ARUNA RAO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DESI RAINBOW PARENTS DISCUSSING SOUTH ASIAN FAMILY ACCEPTANCE

ADVOCATING FOR TRANS RIGHTS AT SF CITY HALL

GENDER SPECTRUM LIVE INTERVIEW

WITH LEADERS SERVING LGBTQ+ YOUTH ACROSS AMERICA

WITH JUSTIN DREW TRANTER, AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER AND ACTIVIST.

COMMUNITY EVENT ON FAMILY ACCEPTANCE & THE CHALLENGES OF COMING OUT

WITH GIRL SCOUTS TRYING TO TACKLE LGBTQ+ BULLYING

WITH ROSS MATHEWS, TV PERSONALITY & LGBTQ+ ACTIVIST

SPEAKING AT THE TIME TO THRIVE CONFERENCE, THANKING SPONSORS