GENERAL COALITION MEETING
Guest Speaker: Roland Palencia, newly-appointed Executive Director of Equality California.
Last month, trailblazing LGBT activist Roland Palencia took the helm of Equality California, the largest LGBT civil rights organization in the state. He possesses more than two decades of organizing experience and expertise with LGBT and healthcare issues and has long worked to provide resources to underserved communities, including LGBT communities, undocumented immigrants and the uninsured. Previously, Roland held leadership positions with the California Endowment, Clinica Monsenor Oscar A. Romero and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. He was a co-founder of pioneering community-based organization, Gay and Lesbian Latinos Unidos (GLLU), the first major Latino LGBT advocacy group, which later led to the establishment of Bienestar Human Services. Roland is currently an Advisory Board Member of HONOR PAC, an LGBT Latino Political Action Committee that supported and led efforts in East Los Angeles to fight Proposition 8.
Roland will discuss current efforts by homophobic forces to place an anti-gay initiative on the ballot in 2012 that would overturn the FAIR Education Act, legislation that mandates that LGBT history be taught in California schools. Come meet the new Executive Director of Equality California and learn how to support this groundbreaking pro-LGBT legislation!
As always, we will hear exciting reports from the many events API Equality-LA engaged in this past month as well as the buzzing activities of our standing and ad hoc committees.
As we will be serving dinner, PLEASE RSVP NOW.
The Community Room, Asian Pacific American Legal Center
1145 Wilshire Blvd., 1st Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017 [Map]
(Rooftop parking accessible on Lucas Ave.)
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
6:45 PM | Dinner
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Meeting
firstname.lastname@example.org | (213) 290-5535