Black Out Part II – Why Advocacy & Allies Matter
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Join ABFE and Funders for LGBTQ Issues for a session at the ABFE 2016 Empower Philanthropy Conference. This session is a continuation of ABFE’s 2015 3rd Thursday Webinar called, “Black Out: Understanding LGBTQ Advocacy & Black Communities” and will focus on the role of advocacy and allies in finding solutions to the issues facing Black LGBTQ communities. We are in an increasingly polarized political season. Today, the nation is divided (even subdivided), with reality T.V.-like antics replacing our collective reality and challenging the political process. Evident is that some political wins for some can mean political losses for others–especially those who are often ignored, demonized or marginalized in legislative policy and practice. #BlackLivesMatter, Movement for Black Lives and others have mounted a call to action movement to unite against anti-Black hatred (gay, trans, straight, rich, poor, etc.). Likely and unlikely allegiances have been formed to challenge the egregious affronts to Black lives of all ages, genders and orientations. How will we keep our voices and our issues in the spotlight, no matter who wins in November? In this session, meet some key voices, who will discuss issues and solutions that we cannot afford to have ignored by our elected officials or the rest of society. This is a continuation of ABFE’s 2015 3rd Thursday Webinar called, “Black Out: Understanding LGBTQ Advocacy & Black Communities” – www.tinyurl.com/zltwu2h. To learn more and to register for the Empower Philanthropy conference, click here: www.empowerphilanthropy.org.