Rise Up: LGBTQ Rights, Then and Now

November 2, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Knight TV Studio
555 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington DC 20001
Free with Newseum admission. Seating is on a space-available basis.
Rise Up: LGBTQ Rights, Then and Now @ Knight TV Studio

In partnership with Georgetown University’s Gender+Justice Initiative, the Newseum presents a conversation inspired by the exhibit, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement.”

A panel of leading experts will offer a critical commentary on the long struggle for LGBTQ rights as well as the current threats and challenges affecting LGBTQ people with an emphasis on transgender rights.

The discussion will be moderated by Nan Hunter, a Georgetown University law professor and scholar.

Panelists include:

  • Paul Smith, vice president for litigation and strategy at the Campaign Legal Center, law professor at Georgetown Law and scholar specializing in civil rights and liberties;
  • Sandy James, attorney specialized in rights and policies affecting trans people for FreeState Justice;
  • Sharita Gruberg, director of policy, LGBT Research and Communications Project for Center for American Progress;
  • Connor Cory, attorney specialized in LGBTQ immigration for Whitman-Walker Health;
  • Mark Stern, writer on courts and legal matters for Slate.


Presented by Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo

Generous support for this program was provided by The Reef Team, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

The Reef Team

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