Tuesday, July 9, 2019

NAACP to Host LGBTQ Town Hall During 110th Convention

Thousands of activists, artists, entertainers, civil rights and social justice leaders will gather for the 110th NAACP Annual Convention in Detroit, Michigan, July 20th to 24th. The five-day convention will include continuing legal education seminars, federal legislative and public policy workshops, youth workshops, civic engagement workshops, the signature NAACP Experience, and more.

 The LGBTQ town hall entitled, The State of LGBTQ People of Color in America, will take place on Tuesday, July 23 at 2:30 pm at the COBO Center.  The town hall will focus on establishing collaborative partnerships to ensure that all individuals are protected under the law irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and social classes to eliminate race-based discrimination.

“Effective policy changes are dependent on the active participation of all citizens. Without full inclusion, we acquire an outcome that is less than desirable communally,” said NAACP National Health Manager & LGBTQ Lead Rev. Keron R. Sadler. “The LGBTQ community’s voice rings loudly in the effective process to build and sustain systemic change toward a stronger democracy.”

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