Beyond Gay Marriage: Race, Class and the Future of the LGBTQ Movement
October 16, 2013
7:00 PM| Car Barn 201
Join GUPride (new window), the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, and the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access Black House (new window) in conjunction with the Anthropology Department (new window), the LGBTQ Resource Center (new window), Center for Social Justice (new window), United Feminists, Georgetown Solidarity Committee (new window), and more in a panel discussion with…
Kimberley McLeod, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, ELIXHER Magazine
Maya Rupert, Esq., NCLR Policy Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Omar Masri, Executive Director, Arab Council on Conflict Resolution
Urooj Arshad, Associate Director, International Youth Health and Rights, Advocates for Youth
Dr. Ron Simmons, author and Executive Director, Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc.
Together, Hoya undergraduates Carly Rosenfield and Kimberly Blair created this event to address some issues faced by LGBTQIA students at Georgetown University (as depicted in the recent articles by Georgetown’s The Voice and the New York Times).
The over-arching goal of the discussion is to shed light upon other intersectional issues that are not regularly at the fore-front of the LGBTQ Rights Movement, but do have a great toll on our LGBTQ population globally. These intersections include socio-economic status/class, ability, immigrant status, race, and gender-related issues (to name a few). We hope that by increasing awareness, and providing resources to organizations that work on these intersecting issues, we can move our aspiring Hoya leaders to engage with and address these topics in both the near or distant futures.