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4th Annual Black Like Us, A Candid Conversation About the LGBTQ Experience in the Black Community

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

4th Annual Black Like Us, A Candid Conversation About the LGBTQ Experience in the Black Community. Held each year during Black history month, Black Like Us centers LGBTQ voices and issues in an event designed to both celebrate and hold space for discussions essential to continued progress. This event is Curated by GCSW community collaborator Harrison Guy and is the latest in our yearlong exploration of abolition as a critical framework for change featuring scholars, activists, and writers who lead community conversations about challenging systems and reimagining ways to achieve justice and liberation. this year we virtually present an intimate evening with award-winning artist, activist, and TEDx speaker, Dominique Morgan. As the Executive Director of Black and Pink, the largest prison abolitionist organization in the United States, Dominique Morgan works daily to dismantle the systems that perpetuate violence on LGBTQ/GNC people and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Partnering her lived experience of being impacted by mass incarceration (which included 18 months in solitary confinement), with a decade of change-making artistry, advocacy, and background in public health, she continues to work in spaces of sex education, radical self-care, and transformative youth development with intentions of dismantling the prison industrial complex and its impact on our communities. Ms. Morgan is a 2020 Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award recipient, NAACP Freedom Fighter Award recipient, and 2020 JM Kaplan Innovation Prize recipient. They are currently completing their capstone project for studies in the Georgetown University - System Involved LGBTQ Youth Scholar Program.

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Renia S. Butler