- June 27, 2013
- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
- California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission Street, Namaste Hall, San Francisco, CA 94103
Part of the EXPANDING THE CIRCLE conference
As our attention is hyper focused on the Prop 8 and Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the impending June ruling, it is clear that LGBT civil rights are taking center stage on the national level. While battles in the courtroom shape the future for LGBT people across the nation, the work is far from over once the rulings are handed down. Whether we are engaging members of the campus community or the general public, as LGBT advocates we find ourselves at the tipping point on several pressing issues including immigration reform, healthcare access, employment, parenting rights, and marriage equality. On the one side we're confronting inequality and discrimination in its many forms, and on the other, there is a growing awareness that we can't move forward doing things the same way expecting the same results.
How do we prioritize our commitments to education and social justice? What are the diverse alliances that are needed across our institutions and communities to foster dialogue and change? Highlighting the initiatives of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, this keynote is a call to action. We must forge new paths to meet the current challenges at the LGBT tipping point in order to create safer homes, safer jobs, safer campuses, and a more just world.
This lecture is open to the public and is the closing keynote of the June 24-27, 2013 summer institute, Expanding the Circle: Creating an Inclusive Environment in Higher Education for LGBTQ Students and Studies. If you are registered for the full summer institute you do not need to register for this lecture. For more information go HERE>>
Kate Kendell leads the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education. Through direct litigation and advocacy, NCLR works to change discriminatory laws and to create new laws and policies benefiting the LGBT community. Growing up Mormon in Utah...