Sep 17, 2012

How the LGBT Equality Movement Has Impacted

Black America and the Media Landscape

A Discussion with Media Experts about How the
National Dialogue Has Changed Over the Last Year

Friday, September 21

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Room 146-B

Washington, DC

 
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Free and open to the public! 

On Friday, September 21, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will host its now annual LGBT-themed Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference issue forum during OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit, where prominent journalists and media experts examine how the president’s affirmation of the freedom to marry has changed the media landscape, challenged the myth that Black people are ‘more homophobic’ than other racial groups, and opened up more doors to talk not just marriage, but other issues such as economic justice, HIV/AIDS, and job discrimination.

 

Attendees will leave with a more nuanced understanding of media representation and public opinion of African Americans as it pertains to LGBT equality.

 

Moderated by Jeff Johnson, Contributor, MSNBC

 

Panelists

Keith Boykin - Commentator, BET/CNBC

Carolyn Brown - Senior Multimedia Content Producer, Black Enterprise

Clay Cane - Entertainment Editor, BET.com

Jonathan Capehart - Columnist, Washington Post

Laverne Cox - Actress, Musical Chairs

LZ Granderson - Contributor, CNN/ESPN

 

Click here for the full OUT on the Hill schedule

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