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National Archives LGBTQ event in Chicago July 15-16
2016-07-11

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On July 15-16, the National Archives and Records Administration ( NARA ) will host the National Conversation on Rights and Justice: LGBTQ Human and Civil Rights at the Center on Halsted and the Chicago History Museum. This program is part of a nationwide initiative to facilitate discussion of rights in the 21st century.

On Friday, July 15, at 5:30 p.m. at Center on Halsted, Center CEO Modesto Valle and Jim Gardner—executive for Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries, and Museum Services for the National Archives—will speak. The Youth Empowerment Performance Project ( YEPP ) will perform "Making It Home," followed by a discussion with the performers and YEPP director Bonsai Bermudez.

On Saturday, July 16, there will be a series of discussions at the Chicago History Museum on LGBTQ human and civil rights in the Unit- ed States. At 9:30 a.m., David S. Ferriero, archivist of the United States, will welcome guests. Poet Richard Blanco will deliver the keynote address, followed by a Q&A.

At 11:15 a.m., Mary Morten will moderate a panel discussion on "The Issues Before Us" ( part 1 ), exploring legal issues, with James Bennett, Lambda Legal; Dale Carpenter, University of Minnesota; Naomi Goldberg, Movement Advancement Project ( MAP ); and Tyrone Hanley, National Center for Lesbian Rights. At 1:30 p.m., Mary Morten will continue discussing "The Issues Before Us" ( part 2 ), exploring socioeconomic issues with Myles Brady, Howard Brown Health; Naomi Gold- berg, Movement Advancement Project ( MAP ); Abbe Land, The Trevor Project; and Imani Rupert-Gordon, Affinity Community Services.

At 2:45 p.m., Precious Davis will moderate "Issues Affecting Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming People" with Owen Daniel- McCarter, Illinois Safe Schools Alliance; and Sarah McBride, Human Rights Campaign.

Visit Archives.gov/amending-america/ join/chicago.html. Register at https://www. archivesfoundation.org/amendingamerica/ conversations/lgbtq/ .


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