Rise Up: LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom

May 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Newseum’s Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20001
Rise Up: LGBTQ Rights and Religious Freedom @ Newseum’s Knight Conference Center

The Newseum continues its programming series related to its newest exhibit, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” with its latest program, “Religious Freedom and LGBTQ Rights: Finding Common Ground.”

The program centers around the new book, “Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground,” which assembles impactful voices from the faith, LGBTQ advocacy, legal and academic communities.

The book offers a 360-degree view of culture-war conflicts around faith and sexuality from diverse views including the Human Rights Campaign, American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association of Evangelicals and Catholic and Latter-day Saints churches.

Panelists include:

  • William N. Eskridge Jr., the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and co-editor of the book;
  • Robin Fretwell Wilson, the Roger and Stephany JoslinProfessor of Law at the University of Illinois’ College of Law and co-editor of the book;
  • Holly Hollman, general counsel of Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and book contributor;
  • Jonathan Rauch, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing editor of The Atlantic.

Kristina Arriaga, president of the Oxford Society for Law and Religion, will moderate the conversation.

The program is the latest in a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 police raid of New York’s Stonewall Inn and the protests that inspired the modern gay liberation movement. The Newseum’s newest exhibit, “Rise Up,” explores what happened at Stonewall and how it gave rise to a 50-year fight for civil rights for LGBTQ Americans.

This event is invite only. To learn how you can attend, please contact Cecelia Cizek at 202/292-6557 or ccizek@newseum.org.

Presented by Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo

Generous support provided by The Reef Team, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Contributing support provided by Altria Group. Additional support provided by the Freedom Forum, Capital Pride Alliance, Washington Blade and the Stonewall Circle.

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