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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 12, 2012
COMMUNITY DIALOGUE & ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Phillip Rush Center, 1530 DeKalb Ave. Atlanta, GA 30307
Monday, July 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00pm
(MediaOptixs)—Atlanta, GA The State of Black Gay America (SBGA), Inc. will host the first of four Regional Community Dialogue & Engagement Sessions targeting local African American LGBT Community leaders and members. We have identified several cities in the Southern Region, which include: Atlanta, GA, Raleigh, NC, Little Rock, AK and Dallas, TX. The first session will take place in Atlanta, GA, Monday, July 16, 2012, at The Phillip Rush Center, located at 1530 DeKalb Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
According to Gregory Allen, MBA, SBGA Founder and Chairman: “The time has come for the SBGA to expand its mission in service to the African American LGBT Contingency. As a national organization, we must move beyond the walls of Atlanta, GA and begin venturing to other locations that make up The State of Black Gay America”.
According to R. Darlene Hudson, MSW, SGBA Co-Chairperson: “The SBGA’s Community Dialogue & Engagement Sessions are designed for people to interact with each other; to have a direct conversation within our community and to talk about building and strengthening the LGBT community”.
Invitations have been extended to a wide variety of Community Leaders, including Social Justice Organizers & Activists, Religious Leaders, Nightlife Promoters, Bar/Club Owners, Event Organizers, HIV/AIDS Prevention Specialists, Organizational and Youth Leaders. All are invited to come, listen and share in this community discussion that will focus on bringing African American LGBT people together to discuss the issues most relevant to our community.
Gwen Thomas, Keisha Waites, Joan Gardner, Mary Ann Adams, Phillip Boone, Rev. Antonio Jones, Bishop OC Allen, Raymond Duke, Rudy Carn, Moya Bailey, Big Meach, Melissa Scott and Miko Evans.
The SBGA Summit provides an opportunity for local and national leaders to meet with members of the LGBT community in an effort to engage in an information sharing session designed to stimulate discussion on issues specific to the LGBT Community.
The SBGA Summit consists of diologue and presentations from a distinguished panel of subject matter experts who engage the audience on a number of key agenda items and issues specific to this demographic along with appropriate strategies and solutions to address such issues.