NBJC Hosts 3rd Annual 'OUT on the Hill' Leadership Summit
The National Black Justice Coalition is gearing up to host its 3rd Annual OUT on the Hill leadership summit in Washington, DC September 19 – 22.
Hundreds of leaders from across the nation will gather for the summit including ESPN/CNN columnist LZ Granderson who serves as this year’s OUT on the Hill national chair. Trans Advocate and Author, Laverne Cox, Columnist and Author, Keith Boykin, BET Entertainment Editor, Clay Cane, and Carolyn Brown of Black Enterprise magazine will also be in attendance throughout the weekend’s events and empowering workshops.
A highlight to this year’s agenda will be the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference (CBCF-ALC) Issue Forum to address how advancements in LGBT equality are beginning to affect the Black populace of America and the ever-changing media landscape. The summit will also focus on the recent murders and injustices brought against trans women of color such as Paige Clay and Tiffany Gooden.
NBJC boasts, “It is time to own our power and make our voices heard.” This summit is a much-needed occurrence that speaks specifically to citizens, activists, policy-makers and organizers to effectively and inclusively advocate for LGBT African Americans within the broader scope of issues that are inherently significant for African American communities.
“We initiated OUT on the Hill with the agenda of empowering delegates to bring necessary opportunities for political education and engagement to their local communities, and exposing access points for national organizing at the local level,” says Sharon Lettman-Hicks, NBJC Executive Director and CEO. “We will emerge from our four-day session ignited to a whole new level of action.
Early registration ends tomorrow, September 5. Visit www.nbjc.org for more information and to register.
This month the United States Supreme Court will issue decisions on two cases critical to marriage equality. GLAAD is working with media outlets and couples around the country to push for marriage. Follow GLAAD for up to date news about the Supreme Court's decision at www.glaad.org/marriage