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03/19/22 2 PM ET: Leading Civil Rights Group Hosts 9th Annual “Black Institute” at Creating Change Remixed Virtual Conference

CONTACT: Brett Abrams | 

“National Black Justice Coalition Features Black LGBTQ+ Elected Officials and Organizers Ahead of the 2022 Midterm Elections”

LOCATION: The Black Institute will take place on Saturday, March 19th, 2:00 – 6:30 pm EST, Virtually. You can register at 

FOR PRESS, PLEASE RSVP by contacting Brett Abrams at

FOR ATTENDEES AND PARTNERS, please register at  

SUMMARY: The Black Institute is a space for all Black LGBTQ+/SGL people to get balm, reflection, joy, movement building, skill-building, and shared knowledge designed to strengthen the national Black LGBTQIA+/SGL movement in the United States ahead of this year’s midterm elections. This year’s institute will be a space where new tools and models of healing, advocacy, and organizing are shared, birthed, and spread along with an in-depth session with Black LGBTQ+/SGL elected officials in NBJC’s Good Trouble Network.

The panel featuring Black LGBTQ+/SGL elected officials will be moderated by former Mayor of Tallahassee and Florida’s Democratic Party Gubernatorial Nominee Andrew Gillum and includes:

Andrea Jenkins, President of Minneapolis City Council

Gabriel Acevero, Maryland State Representative

Maria Hadden, City of Chicago Alderman

Shay Franco-Clausen, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority

AUDIENCE: Attendees will consist of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+/Same Gender Loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) activists, advocates, clergy, academics, artists, students, and parents from across the country.

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.