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KaeLyn Rich

Education

2015: M.A. in Liberal Studies
SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY

Programmatic focus on the nonprofit industrial complex through an intersectional feminist lens.

2012: Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY

2005: Dual B.A. Women’s Studies & English Writing Arts, cum laude SUNY College at Oswego, Oswego, NY

Honors Program Thesis: Time, Sex, and Space: Women Writing the Political Dr. Maureen Curtin and Professor Katie Riegel, Honors Thesis Advisors

Professional Experience

2016 – Present
Adjunct Lecturer, SUNY College at Brockport Women and Gender Studies Program Brockport, NY

Teaching LGBT Culture in the U.S. (Spring 2016, 2017)

2014 – Present
Staff Writer, Autostraddle

Write original content for the world’s most popular lesbian and queer women’s online publication, an independent website boasting four million views per month.

2011 – Present
Director, Genesee Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union Rochester, NY 14614

Oversee all operations of a regional office. Supervise staff, interns, and volunteers. Manage $100k budget. Publicly represent the NYCLU. Organize advocacy campaigns. Develop and present public education programs. Coordinate special events.

2010 – 2015
Professional Speaker & Sexuality Educator, Sex Discussed Here Albany, NY 12207

Co-presented keynotes about sexual health and LGBTQ issues. Consulted on gender- inclusive language for all education programs and helped develop new content.

2005 – 2011
Community Affairs Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region Rochester, NY 14605

Maintained government relationships and accountability. Organized grassroots support for statewide and federal advocacy campaigns. Supervised college
organizers, interns, and volunteers and managed the campus organizing program across the eleven-county region. Built diverse constituency groups and coalitions.

2005 – 2006
SAF House Resident Assistant & Sexual Assault Advocate, Services to Aid Families Oswego, NY 13126

Provided basic support and referrals on the Abuse and Assault Hotline. Advocated for shelter clients with social service agencies. Provided crisis services.

Publications & Creative Works

Rich, KaeLyn. Contributing Editor. Autostraddle. Web. 2014-Present

Clark-Taylor, Angela & Quinlan Mitchell & KaeLyn Rich. “Moving from service to action: The rocxxy summer internship in feminist activism and leadership.” In S. Iverson & J.H. James (Eds.) Feminist community engagement: Achieving praxis. Palgrave Macmillan.

Rich, KaeLyn & Zack Waffle. Co-founder and Editor. Queer Family Matters. Web. 2013- Present.

Rich KaeLyn, & Gregory Gerard. (Eds.). ImageOutWrite: A Celebration of GLBTQ Writing. Rochester, NY: ImageOut, 2012.

Rich, KaeLyn. “Feminist Porn: Sex, Consent, and Getting Off.” Guest Blogger. Feministe. Web. 23 July 2008.

Rich, KaeLyn. Staff Blogger. Sex. Justice. Change. Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region. Web. 2008-2010.

Rich, KaeLyn. Monthly Columnist. The Vagina Dialogues. The Empty Closet. 2007 – 2010.

Conference Presentations

2015: Workshop: Social Media & Personal Branding
American Association of University Women New York State Conference, Grand Island, NY

2015: Moderator and panelist: Out at Work: LGBTQ Experiences in the Workplace Out at Work Conference, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2014: Workshop: Being Visible: Effective Use of Rallies, Protests and Pickets Justice Works Conference, Citizen Action of New York, Albany, NY

2013: Workshop: Activism 101: Your Power, Voice, & Future
Northeast LGBT Conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

2013: Presenter: Women’s Equality in the Workplace: the Women’s Equality Agenda Women’s Leadership Conference, SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

2012: Keynote: Global Implications of Net Neutrality and Internet Privacy Hilton Model United Nations Conference, Hilton, NY

2011: Panelist: NOW, Third-Wave Feminism, and the Future
GeoFest Rochester Area Council for the Social Studies Conference, Rochester, NY

2010: Presenter: Privilege Check: Unpacking Reproductive Justice
Vox Conference, Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region, Ithaca, NY

2010: Panelist: Reproductive Justice as an Organizing Framework
Organizing & Policy Summit, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Washington, D.C.

2010: Presenter: Advocacy 101: Organizing & Social Change
Youth Leadership Conference, Family Planning Advocates of NYS, Albany, NY

2007: Presenter: Beyond Birth Control: Reproductive Justice & LGBTQ Rights CampusOUT Conference, Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Rochester, NY

2004: Featured Poet: Creative Writing Series 2004
National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI

Invited Presentations

2016: Speaker: Civil Liberties & Labor Rights: Protecting First Amendment Rights of Workers United University Professions, SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

2015: Panelist: Snapshot: Capturing Asian-American Experiences Asian-American Alliance, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2015: Workshop: Networking and Mentorship from a Feminist Perspective Rocxxy Summer Leadership Program, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2015: Guest Speaker: Rallies, Protests, and Social Justice Movements Protest and Public Opinion, SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, NY

2015: Panelist: Equal Pay Day Panel
Equal Pay Day, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2014: Provocateur: Guest Sermon: Allyship & Action: Good Intentions Are Not Enough First Unitarian Church of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2014: Provocateur: Guest Sermon: Allyship & Action: Good Intentions Are Not Enough Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua, Canandaigua, NY

2014: Provocateur: Workshop: Unpacking Cis
First Unitarian Church of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2014: Panelist: Iron Jawed Angels film and talkback
Metro Justice, Nazareth College Association of Social Workers, Rochester, NY

2014: Panelist: Panel discussion on transgender rights in New York State Empire State Pride Agenda, Rochester, NY

2013: Panelist: The Future of the Women’s Equality Act in New York Women’s Education Liberation and Defense (W.E.L.D.), Rochester NY

2013: Panelist: On the Rise: Housing Inequality and the Fight for Gender Justice Metro Justice, Rochester, NY

2013: Talkback Speaker: Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America film Harvesting Justice Film Series, Rural Migrant Ministry, Rochester, NY

2013: Guest Speaker: The Women’s Equality Act: Where do we go from here? American Association of University Women Greater Rochester Area, Rochester, NY

2013: Guest Speaker: The Dignity for All Student Acts: Implications and Implementation School of Education Brown Bag Series, SUNY College at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

2013: Talkback Speaker: Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She film and discussion LGBTQI Awareness Month, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2012: Panelist: LGBTQ Youth Issues panel
Finger Lakes Rural HIV Update Conference, Waterloo, NY

2012: Guest Speaker: Civil Liberties and Cyberspace: Internet Privacy in the Digital Age Social Implications of Computing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2011: Guest Speaker: The Constitution and You
New Visions Justice Program, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Monroe BOCES, Rochester, NY

2011: Keynote: The Constitution Today: Hot Topics in Civil Liberties Law Constitution Week, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

2011: Presenter: Our Founding Fathers & The First Amendment: A Closer Look at the Separation of Church and State
Sunday Speaker Series, Downtown Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY

2010: Moderator and panelist: Orgasm, Inc. film screening and talkback: The Little Theatre and Planned Parenthood, Rochester, NY

2009: Presenter: Beyond Birth Control: Reproductive Justice & LGBTQ Rights University of Rochester Women’s Caucus and Pride Alliance, Rochester, NY

2009: Presenter: Beyond the Waves: Uniting Feminists Through Reproductive Justice University of Rochester Women’s Caucus and Pride Alliance, Rochester, NY

2008: Panelist: The Right to Parent (part of Reproductive Justice Week) University of Rochester Women’s Caucus and Pride Alliance, Rochester, NY

2008: Moderator: A Conversation with Silda Spitzer on the Reproductive Health Act Roe v. Wade Anniversary Talk, Rochester, NY

2008: Presenter: Bringing Sex Ed Back: Queering Sex Education CampusOUT Conference, Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, Rochester, NY

2007: Panelist: Engaging Youth in Advocacy Work
Organizing & Policy Summit, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Washington, D.C.

2006: Moderator and Presenter: The Abortion Diaries film and discussion
Vox Fall Conference, Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region, Waterloo, NY

Honors & Awards

2015: United Christian Leadership Ministry Dr. John S. Walker Liberation Award
2014: Planned Parenthood of Central & Western NY Catharine Rowntree Advocacy Award 2011: Nominee: Best Local Visionary – Best of Rochester 2011, City Newspaper
2008: Award Recipient: United Way Rising Star Award
2005: Award Recipient: Services to Aid Families Outstanding Advocate Award
2005: Nominee: Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence
2005: Award Recipient: SUNY Oswego Diana Balimori Award (for excellence in activism) 2004: Award Recipient: Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities
2004: Award Recipient: Services to Aid Families Outstanding Advocate Award

Grants & Fellowships

2010: Fellow: National Council for Research on Women (currently Re:Gender) AmEx Fellowship: Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector

2007: Grant Recipient: Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice SYRF Grant
2004: Grant Recipient: SUNY Oswego Scholarly and Creative Activities Research Grant

Service

2010 – Present: Connect & Breathe: A Nonjudgmental After-Abortion Talkline

Co-President (2013-Present), Membership Committee Chair (2015), Talkline Training Co-lead (2011-2013), Founding Board Member (2010)

2010 – 2015: SUNY Oswego Alumni Association Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD)

Event & Fundraising Committee (2010 – 2013)

2008 – 2015: ImageOut: The Rochester LGBT Film & Video Festival, Inc.

Board Member (2008-2009, 2012-Present), Strategic Plan Committee (2013-2015), HR Committee (2013), ImageOutWrite Committee (2012-2013), Nominating Committee (2009- 2010), Special Events Committee Chair (2008-2009)

2008 – 2011: Genesee Valley Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union
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Board Member (2008-2011), Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair (2009), Liberty Conference Co-Chair (2010)

2007 – 2014: Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York State

State Board Member (2012 – 2014), Member (2006 – Present)

2007 – Present: Greater Rochester Chapter of the National Organization for Women

Membership Chair (2007-2008)

2007 – 2012: First Unitarian Church of Rochester

Reproductive Rights Committee Co-Chair (2007-2008), Reproductive Rights Committee (2007-2012), Social Justice Committee (2007-2008)

2007 – 2008: V-Day Rochester Community Campaign

Founder and Organizer (2007-2008), Director (2007).

2007 – 2008: Metro Justice

Alternative Fair Volunteer (2007, 2008)

2006 – 2010: Family Planning Advocates of NYS

Young Leaders Advisory Board (2006-2010)

2006 – Present: Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York Political Committee

Board Member (2006-2010), State Board Rep (2012 – Present)

Current Memberships & Affiliations

Alpha Phi Omega – Epsilon Nu Chapter American Civil Liberties Union Connect & Breathe
Metro Justice

Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York
Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York

Former Memberships & Affiliations

American Association of University Women Council of Agency Executives
Eleanor’s Legacy
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

Family Planning Advocates of New York State First Unitarian Church of Rochester
Feminist Majority Foundation
ImageOut: the Rochester LGBT Film Festival National Organization for Women

National Women’s Studies Association
Re:Gender (formerly National Council for Research on Women)
Rochester Area Community Foundation NextGen Giving Circle Rochester Young Professionals
SUNY Oswego Alumni Association: Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Swillburg Neighborhood Association
Trillium Health (formerly AIDS Care)

Personal Website

Last Updated 10/12/17

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