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Why Race, Gender & LGBTQIA+ Justice Cannot Be Separated w/ Alicia Garza & more
Date Wednesday June 01
Time 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorThe African American Policy Forum
Emailhttps://www.aapf.org/
Location Details
Online event
Indivisible: Why Race, Gender, and LGBTQIA+ Justice Cannot Be Separated

Date and time: Wed, June 1, 2022 @ 5 PM - 6:30 Pm PT (8 PM – 9:30 PM ET)

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indivisible-why-race-gender-and-lgbtqia-justice-cannot-be-separated-tickets-344929000927


For months racial justice activists had been warning that the right-wing campaign to attack Critical Race Theory and silence meaningful discussions of racial justice would not stop there.

Instead, it was clear that this was part of a long-term strategy to create fertile ground for a retrenchment strategy that planned to attack a plethora of social justice pillars from LGBTQIA+ rights, abortion access and voting rights.

However, the single-issue and siloed thinking that often pervades social justice thinking would choose to attempt to carve out various issues as opposed to identifying the interlocking nature of these assaults for those who live at the intersection of these communities

Moderator Kevin Minofu, AAPF senior research and writing fellow will be joined
by the following panelists:

--Bryanna Jenkins, a civil rights attorney at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

--Ezra Young, nationally recognized scholar and civil rights attorney focusing on trans rights

--Alicia Garza, founder of the Black Futures Lab, co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, and the co-founder of Supermajority

--Russell Robinson, Professor at UC Berkeley Law and acclaimed scholar on the interdisciplinary study of race and sexual orientation.


PANELIST BIOS:

Bryanna Jenkins is a civil rights attorney at the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. A graduate of the DePaul College of Law, she previously served as a Civil Rights and Employment Fellow at Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll PLLC until 2022, where she specialized in plaintiff-side class action civil rights and employment litigation. She is the co-founder and leader of the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, and an organizer of the inagural Baltimore Trans March of Resilience in 2015. She has numerous published legal notes and articles to her name, including Birth Certificate with a Benefit: Using LGBTQ Jurisprudence to Make the Argument for a Transgender Person’s Constitutional Right to Amended Identity Documents, which was published prior to her studies at DePaul.

Ezra Young is a nationally recognized scholar and civil rights attorney based in New York. He is a visiting assistant professor of law at Cornell Law School and currently maintains a boutique private practice. Ezra’s scholarly work has two strands. The first explores the rights of trans persons and is situated in the nascent field of critical trans legal theory. The second strand looks at innovative equitable remedies and is at the intersection of federal courts, civil procedure, remedies, and constitutional law. Ezra’s academic writing has appeared in or is forthcoming in books and articles published by Routledge, Oxford University Press, the New Press, American Psychologist, California Law Review Online, Cleveland State Law Review, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Alicia Garza believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve — to be powerful in every aspect of their lives. An innovator, strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, Alicia founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and the co-founder of Supermajority, She shares her thoughts on politics and pop culture on her podcast, Lady Don’t Take No. Alicia warns you: hashtags don’t start movements — people do.

Russell Robinson is a Professor at UC Berkeley Law. Robinson graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. He writes about antidiscrimination law, race, gender and sexuality, law and psychology, constitutional law, and media and entertainment law. A primary focus of his work has been the interdisciplinary study of race and sexual orientation and the intersection between these two categories in various social and legal contexts. Some of his recent publications include: “Mayor Pete, Obergefell Gays, and White Male Privilege”, “Justice Kennedy's White Nationalism”, and “LGBT Equality and Sexual Racism”.

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