The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street (Between 7th & 8th Avenues), New York, NY
Free and Open to the Public | Refreshments will be served
The Millions More Movement, Cosby’s ‘call-outs,’ and other recent trends renew an old approach to black political thought and practice. The racial uplift tradition tries to improve the conditions of black life by insisting on moral refinement and race-based organization. Uplift ideology and practice have a long and storied past, but critics of the tradition worry over its limitations. Some express concern that it is anti-democratic, intolerant, elitist, sexist, and heterosexist. Others think it focuses too much on personal morality and cultural pathology and not enough on social justice and political economy.
The participants in the ‘Stand Up!’ symposium will think through the risks and rewards of this new racial uplift politics. This interdisciplinary exercise in public philosophy will explore the implications of a social phenomenon with broad ethical significance. The new politics of racial uplift emerges from a widely shared conviction that something is deeply wrong in American society. Our public philosophy conference will take this judgment seriously, and subject this politics to searching and critical scrutiny.
The symposium is free and open to the public.
Learn more about GENDA, a bill to outlaw discrimination based on gender identity and expression in New York State. Topics include background on GENDA, how it relates to other pressing issues faced by our LGBTQ communities, and how you can get involved. Tuesday, April 22nd 6:30-8:30pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th St. New York, NY 10011. For more information contact: Gretchen Cohoon at 212.620.7310 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Economic Justice in the US
Moderator: Kenyon Farrow
Speakers: Alyssa Best, Sadie Crabtree, Shana Griffin
HIV/AIDS: The Urgent Need for Action
Moderator: Kenyon Farrow
Swarthmore, PA, SWARTHMORE College
Lecture: “Dancing with Death: Black Queer Identities and Popular Music in the age of HIV/AIDS.”
(Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall)
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore PA, 19081
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Nathan Leavitt, Community Education Coordinator, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Joseph Defilippis, Executive Director, Queers for Economic Justice (QEJ)
Anja Rudiger, Human Right to Health Program Director, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)/ National Health Law Program