Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Wed, 9/22: NAACP Pres & CEO to speak at NYC LGBT Community Center

From the New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP President and CEO to speak at the
New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

Please join us on Wednesday, September 22 at 7 p.m. when for the first time the New York LGBT Community Center will welcome the sitting president of the NAACP, who will discuss the importance of our community's participation in the One Nation Working Together rally for jobs, justice and education which will take place in Washington, D.C. on October 2.

Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP President and CEO will answer questions and share his views about the importance of LGBT New Yorkers joining One Nation Working Together on October 2 in what "The Gay City News" describes as "one of the broadest, most-inclusive progressive coalitions ever assembled." 

One Nation Working Together is a coalition of over 150 groups from across the country committed to ensuring that everyone is treated equally.  The demands of the coalition include:
  • Prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or sex.
  • Expand anti-discrimination laws to be inclusive of everyone.
  • Respect all families.
  • End all forms of workplace discrimination.
  • Provide all children equal access to high quality education in a safe environment.
  • End all forms of discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing and housing.

Across the country, people are putting aside their differences and political agendas to denounce the tactics of hate and divisiveness.  They are speaking in one voice for bold and sustainable action that will get America back to work and they are investing again in our people.

Over seventeen national LGBT organizations have endorsed One Nation Working Together, including the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Center for Transgender Equality, PFLAG National, the Equality Federation, the National Black Justice Coalition, National Stonewall Democrats, Immigration Equality, Lambda Legal, Pride at Work, UNID@S, and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

For additional information about the event, please contact Jeffrey Campagna atjeffreyhcampagna@gmail.com or on 917-640-6965.  For media inquiries, please contact, Cheryl McCants at cmccants@eimpactconsulting.com or on 646-872-2377.

This event is co-sponsored by One Nation Working Together, "The Gay City News", The Power,  and the Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union.

See you on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m.

From the New York City Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

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