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Media Advisory
May 9th 2008

 

Contact:
Oroma Mpi, 212-382-6713

  

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Committee presents

Are LGBT Rights “Civil Rights”?
Intersections and Disconnections in Movements for LGBT, Racial and Ethnic Equality

When: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 ; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street (between 5 th & 6 th Ave )

 Join the NYC Bar Association for a forum addressing the intersections and tensions among movements for racial and ethnic equality, on one hand, and for LGBT rights, on the other hand, from the 1960s to the present. The forum will also address the relationships between communities of color and LGBT communities, and how these relationships affect LGBT people of color, particularly in political and legal contexts.

Speakers:
LYNN COTHREN
Director of Administration at Girl Scouts of the USA; former Special Assistant, Coretta Scott King

SUZANNE GOLDBERG
Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, Columbia Law School

DR. MARJORIE J. HILL
Executive Director of Gay Men's Health Crisis

DARREN HUTCHINSON
Professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law

VICTOR M. MARQUEZ
President, Hispanic National Bar Association



About the Association
The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org) was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.

 

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