We just want to make sure that, if you’re planning on attending our Teach-in for Equality, that you’ve registered for your seat! Be sure to head now to the ticket website and register your ticket!
Just as a reminder, we’ve assembled some of the greatest influences on our modern history, including the following:
- Walter L. Williams: professor at USC, specializing in GLBT history;
- Cleve Jones: friend and advisor to Harvey Milk (portrayed by Emile Hirsch in Milk), founder of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt;
- Torie Osborn: former Executive Director of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force;
- Jennifer C. Pizer: Senior Counsel and Marriage Project Director for Lambda Legal;
- Sheila Kuehl: first gay or lesbian person elected to the state assembly of California;
- Waiyde Palmer: former West coast organizer of ACT UP!;
- John A. Pérez: assemblymember of the 49th district of California, in Los Angeles;
- Marc Solomon: former Executive Director of Mass Equality, Marriage Equality Director of Equality California;
- Surina Khan: Vice President of Programs for the Women’s Foundation of California, former executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission;
- Roland Palencia: Director of Community Benefits at L.A. Care Health Plan, former Chief of Operations and Vice-President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation;
- Talia Mae Bettcher: Director of the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities at California State University in Los Angeles, author;
- Jacob Hale: professor in the Department of Philosophy at California State University, Northridge;
- Rick Jacobs: founder the Courage Campaign, former Senior Advisor to Democracy for America, co-founder of Brave New Films, a director of the Liberty Hill Foundation;
- Chris Freeman: lecturer at University of Southern California in 20th century gay and lesbian studies, author;
- Julius Nam: associate professor of religion at Loma Linda University School of Religion in California, commissioned minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
If you’re interested in meeting some of these speakers face-to-face and picking their brain for a while, we encourage you to sign up for the Breakfast with History event!