TransGriot Note: From Sharon Lettman-Hicks, the Executive Director/CEO of the National Black Justice Coalition.
As the Executive Director ofthe
National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading civil
rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender (LGBT) people,it is my privilege to personally invite you to our 3rd annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit on September 19-22, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Earlier this summer, we were proud to name CNN/ESPN’sLZ Grandersonas this year’s OUT on the Hill National Chair. We are thrilled to announce thatregistration is officially open.
of established and emerging thought leaders, activists, elected
officials, faith leaders and youth will convene in the nation’s capital
to educate congressional leaders, the White House and federal agencies
about Black LGBT public policy concerns. As our guest, you are
guaranteed to leaveignited to a whole new level of action, and withthe language, tools and resources needed to be politically engaged to OWN YOUR POWER on the national and grassroots level.
NBJChas organized a robust agenda of several groundbreaking events, including our now annualCongressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Issue Forumfocused on the LGBT movement’s impact on Black America as well as a national town hall meeting to address the epidemic of murders of transgender women. We will also convene a Black LGBT Leaders Day at the White House, which will include presentations from the Obama Administration and an Issue Advocacy Day,
which continues to serve as an opportunity for Black LGBT leaders to
discuss important policy issues with Members of Congress and
In addition to OUT on the Hill
activities, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the
CBCF’s ALC. The CBCF’s Annual Legislative Conference provides an outlet
to highlight the mission of CBCF – to develop leaders, to inform policy
and to educate the public – by providing more than 80 high-level,
thought-provoking forums to address the critical challenges facing the
is an important year for our community and our nation as a whole. As we
approach the presidential election, it’s time to claim your seat at the
Will you join us at this year’s OUT on the Hill?Registration is open today. Early bird specials and emerging leaders rates are now available. REGISTER TODAY…space is limited and the early bird special ends on September 5.
Let’s OWN OUR POWER Together,
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer