As the Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation's leading civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, it is my privilege to personally invite you to our 3rd annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit on September 19-22, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Earlier this summer, we were proud to name CNN/ESPN's LZ Granderson as this year's OUT on the Hill National Chair. We are thrilled to announce that registration is officially open.
Hundreds of established and emerging thought leaders, activists, elected officials, faith leaders and youth will convene in the nation's capital to educate congressional leaders, the White House and federal agencies about Black LGBT public policy concerns. As our guest, you are guaranteed to leave ignited to a whole new level of action, and with the language, tools and resources needed to be politically engaged to OWN YOUR POWER on the national and grassroots level.
NBJC has organized a robust agenda of several groundbreaking events, including our now annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Issue Forum focused on the LGBT movement's impact on Black America as well as a national town hall meeting to address the epidemic of murders of transgender women. We will also convene a Black LGBT Leaders Day at the White House, which will include presentations from the Obama Administration and an Issue Advocacy Day, which continues to serve as an opportunity for Black LGBT leaders to discuss important policy issues with Members of Congress and Congressional Leadership.
In addition to OUT on the Hill activities, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the CBCF's ALC. The CBCF's Annual Legislative Conference provides an outlet to highlight the mission of CBCF - to develop leaders, to inform policy and to educate the public - by providing more than 80 high-level, thought-provoking forums to address the critical challenges facing the Black Diaspora.
This is an important year for our community and our nation as a whole. As we approach the presidential election, it's time to claim your seat at the table.
Will you join us at this year's OUT on the Hill? Registration is open today. Early bird specials and emerging leaders rates are now available. REGISTER TODAY...space is limited and the early bird special ends on September 5.
Let's OWN OUR POWER Together,
Sharon J. Lettman-Hicks
Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer