Monday, November 07, 2011

NAACP's Ben Jealous To Be Keynote Speaker At 2012 Creating Change

The 2012 Creating Change Conference will be held in Baltimore, MD from January 25-29 which also happens to be the historic headquarters city for the 102 year old National Association For The Advancement of Colored People. 

So it didn't surprise me when I heard the announcement that NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous will be the opening plenary keynote speaker on January 26. 

The NAACP is making a commitment to doing a better job of advocacy on TBLG issues, even though they stumbled out of the gate with it at their convention in Los Angeles with the trans and bi free panel discussion.  

Under Jealous' leadership the NAACP launched its LGBT Equality Task Force in 2009 in partnership with the National Black Justice Coalition.  Most recently, the Baltimore NAACP chapter joined the steering committee of Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the broad and diverse coalition working to bring civil marriage equality to Maryland.

Should be interesting to hear that speech and what he has to say and hope I can make it to Baltimore to be in the house for it.

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