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DC EVENTS: Legalized Gay - A Dialogue on Race, Faith, and Marriage Equality

Campus ProgressFreedom to Marry, Georgetown University Pride, the Coalition of Activist Students Celebrating the Acceptance of Diversity and Inclusion at Howard University, and the Human Rights Campaign HBCU Outreach Program invite you to join us for: Legalized Gay - A Dialogue on Race, Faith, and Marriage Equality Howard University Tuesday, March 30, 2010 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Music Listening Room Blackburn Student Center 2400 6th Street NW Featured Speaker Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Georgetown University Wednesday, March 31, 2010 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. McShain Lounge, McCarthy Hall Southwest Quadrangle Featured Speaker DC Councilmember David Catania

People of color and people of faith are often charged with blocking lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights. But DC's recent marriage equality victory showed that organizing people of color and people of faith was crucial. These panels will examine the role race and faith played in securing marriage equality in Washington, D.C. Speakers include Michael Crawford, New Media Director at Freedom to Marry; Cathy Renna, managing director of Renna Communications; Professor Joseph Palacios, assistant professor in Latin American Studies at Georgetown University; Joseph Gaskins, HBCU outreach coordinator at the Human Rights Campaign; Rev. Candy Holmes, an affirming minister at the Metropolitan Community Church and a DC newlywed; and Richard Sincere, co-founder and president of Gays and Lesbians for Liberty. These events are free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be served. For more information, please email or

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