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LGBTQ+ Community of Practice Meeting
February 3, 2:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST
Join NCRC on February 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. for the second installment of our LGBTQ+ Community of Practice. We’ll all have a chance to discuss our work, and we’ll be joined by a special guest – Professor Lee Badgett (she/her), who is the author of a new book, The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All.
Professor Badgett will be discussing the economic status of LGBTQ+ people in America. Badgett is a Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Distinguished Scholar with the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law & Public Policy, and is one of the world’s foremost experts on the economic discrimination faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
This is a crucially important time to be discussing the status of our community. We’re beginning 2021 amid the turmoil of multiple national crises, and the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on the LGBTQ+ population is undeniable – including major economic ramifications. With a new president taking office, and a new majority leader in the Senate, we can expect significant legislative changes on the way. It’s time to consider what role LGBTQ+ people will play in the federal government, and what efforts we should focus on in our work!
This will be an opportunity to share your ideas and information, challenges and concerns, research, promising practices, and our next steps in promoting a Just Economy and fair housing for the LGBTQ+ people in our communities. We hope this will be an opportunity to learn, get re-energized and network with amazing colleagues fighting for LGBTQ+ equality across the nation.