Friday, September 16, 2011
Second Annual NBJC OUT On The Hill Approaching
The second annual National Black Justice Coalition OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit will be taking place in Washington, DC from September 20-25, 2011.
This is an event that convenes our nation's preeminent Black LGBT activists, thought leaders, elected officials, faith leaders and youth to participate in social action on the national stage to demonstrate that all politics are local.
According to the NBJC website, the goals for the summit are to educate the Obama Administration, Congressional leaders, federal agencies on public policy concerns of Black TBLG people and our families and move the masses towards an America that is more inclusive of Black BTLG people.
NBJC is making an expanded effort to recruit emerging Black LGBT leaders to engage in an intergenerational dialogue that will help grow the leadership pipeline necessary to sustain a vibrant, forceful movement for equal rights.
OUT on the Hill registration includes its delegates being fully registered to participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative conference (CBCF-ALC) later in the week. This effort will give participants the opportunity to add their voices and perspectives to the issue forums addressing the critical challenges facing Black communities. This high-profile gathering brings thousands of African American policy makers, organizers, and concerned citizens to our nation’s capital every year.
For those of you who can attend OUT on the Hill, it's an event worth attending and the folks I talked to who did get that opportunity raved about it. It's one the TransGriot has on her list and I hope to be taking part in one of these days.