Monday, August 27, 2012
NBJC's Je-Shawna Wholley To Keynote State Of Black Gay America Summit
I'm ecstatic to hear that Je-Shawna Wholley will be the keynote speaker September 1 for the upcoming State of Black Gay America Summit that is one of the events for the highly anticipated Atlanta Black Gay Pride.
I met her during last year's Out On The Hill, and this Spelman alum was the president of Afrekete, the LGBT student group on campus. In 2009 she helped organize the university's first LGBT Pride Week with the help and support of Morehouse College's Safe Space organization and for her work was invited to the White House to meet with President Barack Obama.
She's also included in the movie "Legalize Gay" about gay and straight activists combating homophobia.
The Summit will have the theme of 'Embracing Our Collective Power To Embrace Change' and will start at 11:00 AM-4;00 PM EDT at the The Melia Atlanta Hotel & Resorts.
The address is 590 W. Peachtree Street, N.E. in Atlanta, GA 30308
So if you peeps in the ATL get a chance, you may wish to take some time to check out that summit and hear one of our powerful young rainbow community leaders speak.