LGBT CSA Event: Brother Outsider

BROTHER OUTSIDER: LINKING RACIAL JUSTICE AND THE LGBT EQUALITY MOVEMENT – LGBT Congressional Staff Association Briefing


When: September 20, 2011
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (RECEPTION TO FOLLOW)
Where: Capitol Visitors Center (CVC) – Orientation Theatre (South)
1st Street SE and East Capitol Street NE Washington D.C., DC 20515

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The LGBT CSA is an official, non-partisan Congressional staff organization whose mission is to advance the interests of current as well as prospective members and the LGBT community at large. As Congress continues to consider proposed public policies that will impact the lives of all LGBT Americans, we hope to facilitate a discussion that will enhance the African American community’s understanding of social justice, civil rights, and LGBT equality.

MODERATOR:

Robert Traynham, Washington DC Bureau Chief
Roll Call TV, The Comcast Network

PANELISTS:

1. Sonia Alleyne, Editorial Director, Black Enterprise

2. LZ Granderson, ESPN, CNN

3. Hilary Shelton, Director, NAACP Washington DC Bureau

4. Sharon Lettman-Hicks, Executive Director, National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)

5. George Walker, VP of Leadership Initiatives Victory Fund, Gay and Lesbian Leadership Institute

6. Kylar Broadus, Associate Professor, Lincoln University

7. Courtney R. Snowden, The Raben Group

Discussion points include the impact of homophobia, bi and transphobia in the African American community, the rising HIV/AIDS cases within the African American community, Africa American LGBT images in media, employment discrimination & sexual orientation as a protected class, school bullying of African American LGBT youth, LGBT victims of hate crimes in the African American community and LGBT legislation in Congress and the role of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Sponsored by the LGBT Congressional Staff Association. Following the briefing, the LGBT CSA will host a happy hour at Lounge 201. For more information, please email Twaun.Samuel@mail.house.gov

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