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Reminder: First NAACP Town Hall on LGBT Issues Today at 2:00 at LA Convention Center

Reminder: First NAACP Town Hall on LGBT Issues Today at 2:00 at LA Convention Center

by Karen Ocamb on July 25, 2011

Please attend, if you can. I wrote about one reason why this is really important here.

WHO:             Wanda Sykes, Actress and Comedienne; Don Lemon, CNN News Anchor; Julian Bond, NAACP Chairman Emeritus; Daryl Stephen, Actor; Kenyon Farrow, Writer, Scholar and Activist  Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spellman University Professor

WHAT:           This NAACP public forum will examine the complex layers of homophobia within the Black community and new ideas on the important role of Black straight allies, civil rights organizations, families, media and colleges to eradicate stigma, violence and discrimination of Black gay people.

WHERE:         Room 409 A & B, Los Angeles Convention Center

WHEN:           July 24, 2011  2:00pm

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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Anonymous July 26, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Would have been nice if there were representatives from the T and B ends of the community at that table

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Karenocamb July 26, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Ashley Love was there and made that point very clearly. I will have multiple reports on the convention coming up. I think my friends Renee and Mary caught Ashley on tape delivering closing remarks – and I interviewed Julian Bond who said one of the big take-away lessons for him was to have a trans person at the table next time. More later.

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