Lambda Law Society Hosts Second Annual Symposium on LGBTQ Poverty and Barriers to Access
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC, March 26, 2010 – American University Washington College of Law will host the “The Second Annual Lambda Law Society Symposium: LGBTQ Poverty and Barriers to Access,” on Tuesday, March 30 from 2 – 4:25 p.m.
Poverty is widespread among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities. This symposium will try to answer questions like:
- How do barriers to the basic needs of employment, health care, and housing affect LGBTQ survival?
- How do these access barriers create and exacerbate LGBTQ poverty?
- What roles do racism, ageism, homophobia, and disability phobia play?
- Where do we go from here?
The program includes panel discussions with legal experts and officials from high level non-profit organizations, and is presented by the Lambda Law Society, The Modern American, the Poverty Law Society, the Women and the Law Program, and the Women’s Law Association.
When: March 30, 2010
2 – 4:25 p.m.
Where: American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20016, Room 603
1:45 pm Registration
2:00 pm Introductory Remarks
2:15 pm Theory Through Policy: Changing the Landscape of LGBTQ Poverty
Moderator: Professor Nancy Polikoff, American University Washington College of Law
Speakers: Nancy Knauer, Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law and Stacey R. Long, Federal Legislative Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
3:15 pm Break
3:25 pm Theory Through Practice: Fighting LGBTQ Poverty on the Ground
Moderator: Professor Jamie Abrams, Legal Rhetoric Instructor, American University Washington College of Law
Speakers: Kenyon Farrow, Executive Director, Queers for Economic Justice and
Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
4:25 pm Reception
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