LGBT Activism: Past, Present, Future
May 13, 2009 posted by admin
With the legalization of same-sex marriage spreading like wildfire in the Northeast and exciting progress on hate crime protections (legislation passed the House AND Angie Zapata got justice), what better time to discuss the past, present, and future of LGBT activism?
Join us in June at our conference for a vibrant panel on the historical memories, current challenges, and future of the LGBT movement. The panel will feature 6 amazing movers and shakers in the queer world:
- Amy Sueyoshi, Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, San Francisco State
- Carmen Vazquez, founder of Queers for Economic Justice
- Cheryl Clarke, Rutgers University, Office of Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
- Jaime Grant, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
- Narumi Tei Okamoto, Center for AIDS Prevention, San Francisco State University
- Sarah Chinn, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at CUNY
This is your opportunity to weigh in: what do YOU want these activists and academics to address at the conference? Leave your questions in the comments. Let’s get this timely and vital discussion started early!
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