Thu March 27, 2014
Emory University Hosts Conference on Connecting Civil and LGBT Rights Movements
Atlanta’s Emory University is hosting an international conference that will examine the points of intersection and contention between civil rights crusade and the black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equality movement.
The Whose Beloved Community Conference will feature advocates, scholars, policy makers and others to talk about the furthering the black LGBT movement with the same principles of the civil rights movement.
The conference will address other issues that come along with aligning the two.
In this report, WABE’s Rose Scott speaks with Emory University professor Dona Yarborough, co-chair of the conference and Charles Stephens, the program coordinator of the Whose Beloved Community conference.
Also in this feature, Spelman College student Jasmine Cornell and Spelman visiting professor Dr. C. Nicole Mason.
Jasmine is part of the Spelman LGBT group called Afrekete.
The faculty advisor for Afrekete is a visiting professor in comparative women’s studies, Dr. C. Nicole Mason.
This week members of Afrekete are presenting LGBT events as part of SpelHouse Pride Week: We Are Coming Home.