BLSA's Paul Robeson Conference: Queer Activism in the Black Community

Friday, March 1st, 2019 @ 12:00pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102A
Mar 01
Friday, March 1st, 2019 @ 12:00pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102A

How has the Black Lives Matter Movement advanced Queer Rights in the Black Community? What are the battles that Queer members of the Black Community still have to face, and how should the Black community tackle these issues?

According to Chinyere Ezie, “sex is documented, administered, and adjudicated via a network of statutes, regulations, and administrative rules that is astonishing for both its inconsistencies and its complexity.’” What are the specific legal battles that advocates for Queer rights must confront in order to advance the rights of the LGBTQ community. What does the recent Supreme Court ruling, MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP, LTD., ET AL. v. COLORADO CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION ET AL., mean for the Black Community? This panel will explore these questions and more.

Moderated by Ayomide Omobo, CLS class of 2021

Panelists:

  • Chinyere Ezie, (Practicing Attorney in Good Standing)
  • Dr. Wilhelmina Perry
  • Deandre Miles
Contact Info: 
Bolaji Ogunsola, [email protected]