The Black LGBT community is about to take center stage in Baltimore as several hundred Black LGBT, their Straight allies, family and friends will gather along with over 50 national experts spanning 35 workshops, panel discussions, Q&As and receptions at the National Black Justice Coalition’s, Power of Us Conferencein Baltimore, April 24-25-26, 2008 at the Marriot Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.
The 3-day conference is a powerful statement for a community that is rarely portrayed in media and entertainment. From a political perspective, the National Black Justice Coalition has taken the lead in ensuring that Black LGBT no longer are victims of racism and homophobia.
Black LGBT Notables participating in the conference are:
Newly out State Legislator, Jason Bartlett, CT; Judge Darrin Gayles; Newark , NJ City Council Member, Dana Rone; Dr. David Malebranch, Emory University ; Wilton Manors, FL City Commissioner, Joe Angelo
Carey Sherrell (NBC Apprentice); Kathy Harris (BET College Hill); Ray Cunningham ( BET College Hill); Comic, Karen Williams; and Actor, Dale Guy Madison
The conference is also divided into three tracks:
Day 1– April 24, 2008: Health and Wellness Track
Focuses on Black Wellness including HIV/AIDS.
Day 2– April 25, 2008: 3rd Annual Black Church Summit
Focuses upon Black Church Homophobia
Day 3– April 26, 2008: Leadership Development and Mobilization Summit
Focuses on Black LGBT Politics, 2008 Presidential Race and Marriage Equality.
To read more about the conference click here.
To register click here.