The National Black Justice Coalition
in conjunction with the
Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus
Closets Are For Clothes
Being LGBT and POC in America National Briefing
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
10:00am - 11:30am
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237
45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC
Presented by Dr. Juan Battle
, Professor of Sociology, Public Health, and Urban Education at the City University of New York, this briefing will unveil the compelling findings of the Social Justice Sexuality (SJS) Project
, one of the largest national surveys of Black, Latina/o, Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
All too often, when we think about LGBT people of color it is from a perspective of pathology. In contrast, the SJS Project is designed and dedicated to describing a more dynamic experience. It's a knowledge-based study that investigates the sociopolitical experiences of this population around five themes: racial and sexual identity; spirituality and religion; mental and physical health; family formations and dynamics; and civic and community engagement.
Space is limited, so please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or reply to this email.
It is free and open to the public.