Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pennsylvania Equality Summit - Sept. 26

As more and more states progress toward full equality for LGBT citizens, pro-equality legislation remains bottle-necked in the Pennsylvania legislature.

It is now more important than ever before for activists from across the state, from every region, to come together and share ideas, take part in educational programming, network, and build the infrastructure necessary to be the change we wish to see in Pennsylvania.

Join activists, organizations, and supporters from across the Commonwealth at the first-ever state-wide Pennsylvania Equality Summit on Saturday, September 26 in State College, Pennsylvania!

This exciting day-long educational summit is sponsored by the Value All Families Coalition, Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.

Come together with organizational leaders from across the state for this day-long intensive training on LGBT legislative priorities and strategic planning.

This important and first-of-its-kind summit will train and prepare activists of all backgrounds, from all parts of the state, and equip them with tools and information to bring back to their own communities to continue the work and organizing necessary to see full equality for LGBT Pennsylvanians.

Sessions and panels will include speakers and experts focusing specifically on pending LGBT-related bills in the Pennsylvania legislature. Included in the summit will be dedicated time for regional working groups, networking, and a screening of the ground-breaking documentary Out in the Silence, a powerful tool for community organizing and action in the movement for fairness and equality for all.

Lunch and all training materials will be provided. A detailed schedule of events and agenda will be published closer to the summit.

WHAT: Pennsylvania Equality Summit

WHEN: Saturday, September 26 from 10:00am – 6:00pm

WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County

780 Waupenlani Drive Extension, State College, PA 16801

COST: This summit is FREE to attend, though donations are encouraged to help cover costs

RSVP: Participants are encouraged to RSVP through eventbrite. Space is limited.

QUESTIONS: Please direct all questions to Jake Kaskey, Policy and Outreach Coordinator with Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, at or 215-731-1447 x 14

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