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2973Fwd: Beyond Marriage Equality: Black LGBTQ People & Public Policy Community Forum

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  • Nebula Li
    Dec 19, 2013
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      Hope you can check this event out from Affinity, one of the groups we commonly work with on immigration and other qtpoc issues!


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      From: AFFINITY. Chicago <executivedirector@...>
      Date: Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 6:03 AM
      Subject: Beyond Marriage Equality: Black LGBTQ People & Public Policy Community Forum
      To: nebula.m.li@...

      Beyond Marriage Equality:
      Black LGBTQ People & Public Policy Forum 
      Saturday, December 21st, 10:00am - 1:00pm 
      Chicago Urban League 
      4510 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor 
      The Beyond Marriage Equality Black LGBTQ Planning Group is a group of organization representatives and concerned individuals who have come together to build upon the momentum of the marriage equality fight in Illinois to augment the power of marginalized LGBTQ people and allies through public policy. Members of this group organized the Illinois Marriage Equality: Black LGBTQ & Allies Celebration on November 25th and has planned one more event before the year ends.


      • Navigators on-site to sign people up for insurance (provided by the Chicago Urban League and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago)
      • Resource Table  

      Doors open at 9:30


      Opening Remarks - Lisa Marie Pickens, Affinity

      SB10 As Public Policy Case Study - Khadine Bennett, ACLU

      Public Policy Session 1: School Environment & Health Care Access 

      • Moderator:  Kim L. Hunt, Affinity
      • Panelists:  Khadine Bennett (ACLU), Caryn Curry (Mental Health America of Illinois), Ramon Gardenhire (AIDS Foundation of Chicago), Travis Gayles (Lurie Children's Hospital), Phoenix Matthews (UIC, School of Nursing) 
      Break (Artist to be announced)

      Public Policy Session 2: Criminal Justice 

      • Moderator: Michael O'Connor, Former Legislative Assistant to a State Representative
      • Panelists: Coy Pugh (Coy Pugh & Assoc, former Illinois State Representative), Algie Crivens (Exonerated after wrongful conviction) 

      Public Policy Session 3: Economics & Employment Discrimination

      • Moderator: Craig Johnson (Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus)
      • Panelists: Channyn Parker (Chicago House/TransLife Center), Amara Enyia (ACE Municipal Partners, LLC), Commissioner Mona Noriega (City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations) 

      Wrap up - Lisa Marie Pickens, Affinity & Marquell Smith, Inclusive Community Project

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      Affinity Community Services | P. O. Box 377948 | Chicago | IL | 60637

      Nebula Li, J.D.
      University of Chicago Law School, Class of 2011
      Attorney-at-Law, Licensed in Illinois