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"The Accidental Activist: A Personal and Political Journey"
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
11:00 AM 1:00 PM
Rondileau Campus Center Large Ballroom
The Pride Center is very proud to present Candace Gingrich-Jones as guest
speaker for the 2013 Rainbow Luncheon--our largest and most successful signature
program. Classes are welcome!
Candace is a well-respected GLBT advocate known for
her exemplary and high profile efforts for GLBT equality. Her involvement in the
movement for queer equality began in 1995 when her brother, Rep. Newt Gingrich,
R-GA., was elected House speaker and she had an opportunity to make her voice
heard (watch this
interview from the Rachel Maddow Show that Candace gave regarding her
brother's presidential campaign). Since then she has not stopped advocating for the issues importance to
the LGBT community. Gingrich has been profiled in national newspapers and
magazines, guest-blogged at Huffington Post, and appeared on Good Morning
America, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and the Queen Latifah Show. She also
memorably guest-starred on Friends as the minister in the groundbreaking episode
"The One with the Lesbian Wedding."
On behalf of the Human Rights Campaign, the nations largest LGBT civil rights
and advocacy organization, Gingrich has criss-crossed the country to promote the
importance of coming out, the duty to vote and the power of everyday
conversations to change minds. Gingrich believes that the current generation of
young Americans is crucial to obtaining full queer equality. Noting the
widespread support for LGBT issues in this cohort she has coined the phrase
Generation Equality to describe the under-30s. "But just being supportive
doesn't magically make change," says Gingrich. "GenEQ needs to speak up and act
out in order to achieve the justice and equality queer Americans deserve."
President Mohler-Faria will provide words of welcome.
Please stay for a complementary lunch following the presentation.
We will reserve
tables to accommodate the classes or students you bring.
If you are faculty,
please bring your class or encourage your students to attend. If you would like to bring students or a class with you,
please contact Lee Forest at 508-531-1408 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve
REGISTER FOR THE RAINBOW LUNCHEON
The Rainbow Luncheon is part of a series of
events commemorating GLBT Awareness Month in April. Each year we invite a new
speaker to address a different topic. Check out the previous
Last Modified: January 9, 2013
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