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What Will Be Different: A Conversation on LGBTQ Activism in a Changing America

Apr 30, 2017 | Category: General

Apr 30, 2017—Join us on April 30, 2017, for a powerful free forum on how LGBTQ activism will respond to an era of sweeping political change, moderated by Astraea Executive Director J. Bob Alotta.


Despite celebrated and hard-won advances in equality, the deeply diverse LGBTQ community has always been targeted by bias and hate. In recent months that antagonism has flared, along with other forms of intolerance. 

Now, as people who openly disparage LGBTQ rights fill key posts within the U.S. Government, and an old, anti-Other sentiment gains new legitimacy, what are the challenges and goals of LGBTQ activism today? What is the historical context for this battle, and what guides those at its front lines? How do we organize across communities to build a future where our differences are prized and human justice is available to all, regardless of gender identity or gender preference?

Join us for a conversation with Apphia Kumar, Chair, SALGA-NYCBashar Makhay, Founder, Tarab NYCCara Page, Executive Director, Audre Lorde Project; and Mustafa Sullivan, Executive Director, FierceModerated by J. Bob Alotta, Executive Director, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Pre-talk performance by Angel Nafis, Author, BlackGirl Mansion. 
Held at The Park Avenue Christian Church, one of the most progressive communities of faith in New York City. 
Presented by the Astraea Foundation, The Park Avenue Christian Church, and The Tate Group.
Curated by Brian Tate.