The 2nd Annual National Black Justice Coalition OUT on the Hill event concludes today with a daylong invitation only meeting of the NBJC Leadership Advisory Council that is kicking off as I type this and runs until 5:00 PM EDT.
And yes people, there are talented transmen and transwomen on the NBJC Advisory Council that will more than hold their own in that meeting and aren't 'scurred' to speak up for our community's interests as they formulate policy and NBJC's strategies going forward.
The concluding event will be a 7:00 PM EDT screening of the movie Pariah. It premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film festival and is a critically acclaimed coming out story starring Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker and Kim Wayans. It is directed by Dee Rees and executive produced by Spike Lee..
The movie will be in limited release on December 25 and is a feature length expansion of Rees' 2007 short film of the same name. The screening will be taking place at the Regal Gallery Place on 7th St NW and is sponsored by NBJC and the DC Mayor's Office of GLBT Affairs.
I'm going to take the opportunity to get my trip to the MLK Jr Memorial in today since the weather's nice and I'm leaving for the Lone Star State tomorrow. But I'm definitely going to check this film out.