The newly launched Regional HBCU Leadership Summits are open to all (LGBTQ and ally) student leaders on campus, and assures that participating students build the skills and competencies to lead effectively through the intersections of race, religion, gender identity and expression, class and sexual orientation on campus and beyond. The summit also includes a daylong capacity building and LGBTQ sensitivity training for staff, faculty and administrators aimed at providing tools and resources to better support LGBTQ students on campus.
In launching this series of on-campus events, we have taken an aggressive step to expand the work that we have been doing for more than a decade through our National HBCU Leadership Summit for LGBTQ student leaders from HBCUs.
2019 Regional HBCU Leadership Summits
In 2019, the HBCU Program expanded the leadership development by adding two Regional HBCU Leadership Summits hosted at Johnson C. Smith University from September 20 – 22, 2019, and at Dillard University (in partnership with Xavier University of New Orleans) from October 4 – 6, 2019.
Understanding S.O.G.I.E and Trans / Non-Binary Identities
Examining HIV and HBCUs
Supporting Black / African American LGTBQ Youth
Action Planning for LGBTQ Inclustion and Support
Leading at the Intersections
Power and Privilege
Ending the Epidemic
Social Justice Round Table Discussions (included: Planned Parenthood, NAACP, True Colors United, Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault)