The White House that is!
I'm going to be on the East Cost tomorrow, but unfortunately not at this event Washington DC will see the arrival of over 200 Black college students and activists for the National Black Justice Coalition's Annual Black LGBT Emerging Leaders Day
It's taking place February 21-22. and is hosted by the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), in conjunction with the Human Rights Campaign and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Black LGBT Emerging Leaders Day is an opportunity for the rising young leadership stars aged 18-30 in our community to engage with stakeholders, share best practices, and learn more about how our government works for them.
Black LGBT Emerging Leaders Day will kick off with an informative caucus briefing at the U.S. Capitol. Attendees will participate in facilitated conversations around economic justice, anti-violence, safe and inclusive schools, homelessness, foster care, health and wellness, and grassroots organizing.
Later, they will participate in a policy briefing at the White House for Black LGBT Emerging Leaders. Participants will hear about President Obama's commitment to equal rights for all Americans and the important steps his Administration has taken to ensure health, well-being, security, justice, and equality for Black and LGBT Americans.
Emerging Leaders are also invited to experience an East Wing Tour. In the evening, attendees will celebrate the day's activities at a reception honoring their presence in the nation's capital.
Best of luck to all of you. Hope you enjoy a wonderful visit to Capitol Hill and the White House and the time bonding with each other.
Hope some of you can return in September for OUT on the Hill.