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Creating Change – Black Institute

On March 19th, from 2:00-6:30 pm EST, the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) will host the 2022 Virtual Black Institute during the Creating Change Conference. Hosted by the National LGBTQ Task Force, Creating Change is the largest LGBTQ+ activist conference in the country, gathering people to learn, connect, resist, and deepen their commitment to freedom, justice, and equity. 

The Black Institute is a space for all Black LGBTQ+/SGL people to get balm, reflection, and joy. Together, we will build our skills and shared knowledge to strengthen the national Black LGBTQIA+/SGL movement in the United States and, where applicable, throughout the African Diaspora.

This year’s institute theme is Resilient and Intersectional by Nature. There will be space to share and learn about new tools and models of healing and trauma informed organizing and advocacy that can be leveraged online and in communities. An in-depth session with Black LGBTQ+/SGL elected officials in NBJC’s Good Trouble Network moderated by former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum will connect our community healing through policy and power building to the work of community leaders and elected officials.

Register for Creating Change HERE

Resources: 

  • 2021 Year in Review– video that highlights NBJC’s 2021 accomplishments. 
  • NBJC Policy Agenda– highlights the many issues currently facing Black LGBTQ+/SGL individuals, families, and communities and legislation and actions that ensure all Black Lives Matter, create a nation where we all can thrive, and repair and heal a divided nation. 
  • Lavender Book– a community-driven platform built by and for the Black queer, trans, and nonbinary community that provides information on welcoming, safe and supportive businesses, non-profits, places of worship, and other spaces. Add spaces in your community that demonstrate consistency in competence and compassion in their approach to providing inclusive and affirming spaces for members of our community 
  • U.S Trans Survey– the largest survey of trans people in the US covering health, employment, income, the criminal justice systems, etc. that provides data about trans people for the media, educators, policymakers, and the general public.  
  • Good Trouble Network– the first network of Black LGBTQ+/SGL elected officials that celebrates the historic number of Black LGBTQ+/SGL elected officials currently in office and advances policies and practices that will benefit Black LGBTQ+/SGL people, families, and communities. 
  • Equality Act– this act would update existing civil rights laws, including the Civil Rights Act for 1964 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation. 

Digital Assets:

Help spread the word about the Black Institute by using the digital assets provided by NBJC. Share these assets across social media and use the following hashtags: #CC22 and #BlackInstitute.

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.