#AM_Equality: TONIGHT -- HRC President in conversation with Harvard Kennedy School faculty

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#AM_Equality: TONIGHT -- HRC President in conversation with Harvard Kennedy School faculty; HRC mourns Mia Green, Black trans woman killed in PA.

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TONIGHT -- HRC PRESIDENT ALPHONSO DAVID IN CONVERSATION WITH HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL FACULTY: Today at 7 p.m. EDT, David (@alphonsodavid) will join Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy (@DrTPM), Lecturer on Education and Public Policy, and Core Faculty, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy to discuss pressing matters to the LGBTQ community and celebrate LGBTQ History Month. More here.

HRC MOURNS MIA GREEN, BLACK TRANS WOMAN KILLED IN PHILADELPHIA: HRC is horrified to learn of the death of Mia Green, 29, a Black trans woman who was killed in Philadelphia, Pa. on September 28. “We are mourning Mia’s loss along with her friends and family. Although I did not know Mia personally, we are from the same community and share many mutual friends. Her loss is devastating,” said HRC Director of Community Engagement for the Transgender Justice Initiative Tori Cooper (@MsToriCooper1). “Too often, we see a mix of toxic masculinity, misogyny, racism and transphobia play a strong factor in the deaths of Black trans women like Mia. As we remember her, we must continue to affirm that Black Trans Lives Matter.”

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