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March 9 Symposium on Impact of Laws and Social Policies on LGBT Communities of Color

February 03, 2010 – 
Prominent scholars, activists, and attorneys will discuss the effects of current laws and social policies on LGBT communities of color at the annual symposium of the Rutgers Race and the Law Review, to be held from 5 – 9 pm on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. (Symposium was originally scheduled for February 25.) The title of the journal’s symposium is “An Affront on Civil Rights: A Multicultural Perspective on the LGBT Struggle for Equality.”

Admission is free and open to the public. RSVP required at http://pegasus.rutgers.edu/~racelaw/symposiumrsvpform.html.

What: “An Affront on Civil Rights: A Multicultural Perspective on the LGBT Struggle for Equality,” sponsored by the Rutgers Race and the Law Review 
Who:  OPENING REMARKS 
Rutgers–Newark Chancellor Steven J. Diner

LGBT COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IN NEWARK AND NEW JERSEY
Chas B. Brack, director, Dreams Deferred: The Sakia Gunn Documentary Project
Bryan Epps, executive director, Newark Pride Alliance
Perris Straughter, acting director, Newark-Essex Pride Coalition
Frank Vespa-Papaleo, senior counsel, New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate
Professor Suzanne Kim, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator
 
LGBT COMMUNITIES OF COLOR WITHIN THE LARGER COMMUNITY – ISSUE ROUND-UP
Carlene Jadusingh, representative, Lesbian & Gay Law Association of Greater New York
Flor Bermudez, Youth in Out-of-Home Care Attorney, Lambda Legal
Kenyon Farrow, executive director, Queers for Economic Justice
Katherine Acey, executive director, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Professor Carlos Ball, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator
When:  5 – 9 pm, Tuesday, March 9, 2010, with dinner to follow 
Where:  Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark