Teach-in for Equality

Saturday, May 9th, 9:30am to 4:30pm – Los Angeles

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Teach-in Press Release

LGBT History and Issues


Saturday, May 9th 2009 – Plummer Park, Fiesta Hall. West Hollywood, CA:
Located at 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

“Teach-In for Equality” was created by Equality Network and is taking place on May 9th from 9:30am to 5:00pm at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. Hundreds are expected to turn out for this day long event where participants will learn about the LGBT community’s shared history through a series of break-out sessions led by renowned speakers.

A historical overview of the LGBT movement, The Right Wing and Homophobia, The History of Direct Action, Gays and Religion, The History of Marriage Equality and Legal Rights, HIV/AIDS, The LGBT Community and the Media, and Gays in the Military are some of the break-out sessions.

Confirmed speakers are intellectual, professional and political luminaries such as lifelong activists Cleve Jones and Torie Osborn; California Assemblymen John Perez; Regent Co-Founder Paul Colichman; Former Senator Sheila Kuehl; Senior Lambda Legal Counsel Jenny Pizer; Roland Palencia, Former VP of AIDS Healthcare Foundation; Equality California Marriage Director Marc Solomon; Human Rights Activist and Author Surina Khan; Founding Member of Queer Nation San Francisco Waiyde Palmer; Loma Linda University Professor of Religion Julius Nam; Professor of Genders and Sexuality at CSULA and Author Talia Bettcher and CSUN Professor Jake Hale.

Registration for the event can be found at: www.teachinforequality.net

With the passage of Proposition 8 and the possible failure of a court-case to repeal that measure, “Teach-In for Equality” was created to educate those of the “Stonewall 2.0″ movement, empower these new activists and build on their enthusiasm for change!

Formed after the passage of Proposition 8, Equality Network is a non-profit, grassroots advocacy organization that is committed to building a movement for non-violent action to achieve social and political justice and equality for the LGBT community

For More Information Contact:
Max Buschman (310) 936-5540

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