*In anticipation of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, we are postponing Pride College Prep Conference to Friday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at El Centro. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope that you’re able to join us in November.* 

The Angelina Pedroso Center invites LGBTQ+ high school students to the 2nd Annual Pride College Prep, an LGBTQ+ college preparation conference, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at El Centro, 3390 North Avondale Avenue in Chicago. The event is free. Allies are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided. 

There will be presentations from Northeastern Illinois University, University of Illinois Chicago's Gender & Sexuality Center, University of Chicago's Care2Prevent Program, and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago Youth Committee. 

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago will be offering free HIV/STI testing to students. 

Register online. The priority registration deadline is Nov. 1. 

For questions regarding the event, please contact Dear Aunaetitrakul, at v-aunaetitrakul@neiu.edu

Pride College Prep Conference Schedule Overview

9 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

10 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 

10:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

11:30 a.m. Lunch and Keynote Presentation 

12:35 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

1:30 p.m.  Pride College Prep Closing Remarks and Reception 

View the list of concurrent session workshop descriptions.