LGBT Congressional Staff Association Discussion

Congressional Black Associates & LGBT Congressional Staff Association in conjunction with FIRE Initiative of the Center for American Progress present:

Invisible Lives:
Conversations on the experiences, struggles, and triumphs of
Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Americans

Friday, June 22, 2012
Starting at 12:15p
Cannon Caucus Room 345

Please join us to participate in one or more of the following discussions:

12:30p
Marriage Equality
Why is marriage equality important to the Black community?

Michael Crawford, Freedom to Marry
Danielle Moodie-Mills, LGBT Policy & Racial Justice at the Center for American Progress
Scott Simpson, Gumbinner & Davies Communications
Akosua Tyus, NAACP DC Branch President  

Moderated by: Jonathan Capehart, MSNBC Contributor/Washington Post Editorialist

1:15p
Beyond Marriage
What current laws and policies hinder LGBT people and their families from receiving equal treatment?
Heather Sawyer, House Judiciary Committee
Stacey Long, National Gay & Lesbian Taskforce
Hilary Shelton, NAACP Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy  
Aisha Moodie-Mills, FIRE initiative at Center for American Progress

Moderated by: Michael J. Brewer, Congressional Black Associates

2:00p
Expanding the Dialogue
How do we build an affirming community for LGBT people of color?
 
Terra Moore, Center of Excellence for Transgender
Health’s National Advisory Board Member
Sharon Lettman-Hicks, National Black Justice Coalition
Pastor Delman Coates, Mt. Ennon Baptist Church
Keli Goff, Author & Political Analyst

Moderated by: DorianWarren, Columbia University Professor

For more information, contact Isaiah Wilson at Isaiah.Wilson@mail.house.gov.

You do not have to be an LGBT CSA member to attend. RSVP on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/events/314590111962508/

Download the flyer here:

Invisible Lives Flyer (MS-Word)
Invisible Lives Flyer (PDF)

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