OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) was honored to host the 6th Annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit (OOTH2015) in Washington, D.C. on September 16-20, 2015. OOTH2015 brought together hundreds of the nation's leading Black LGBT activists, thought leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, elders and young adults to participate in an inspiring week of education, organizing and action planning. Deeply-rooted in uplifting the needs of the Black LGBT community to better understand where our community fits in current movements including: the impact of the Affordable Care Act; the advances made in the LGBT-equality movement; and the new social justice movement-#BlackLivesMatter. Utilizing the prominent role of the Black family in the community, the conference theme, We Are Family: Building Stronger Roots Together, moved OOTH2015 delegates to action on fostering environments that promote of the health and wellness of all Black people, with a special emphasis on the unique challenges that Black LGBT and same gender loving people face daily.
In an effort to deliver just a bit of the joy we experienced at OOTH2015, please enjoy the following highlights from this year’s conference. From the impactful plenary sessions to the phenomenal workshops presented by members of the community, we are so grateful for the love and support NBJC gained in hosting this space of healing and strategic action planning on behalf of the Black LGBT population. We hope to see even more of our community and family at next year’s festivities.
It is time to Build Stronger Roots Together & OWN OUR POWER!
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