13th Annual Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity

Same-Sex Marriage and Beyond: Charting A Progressive Course

University of North Carolina School of Law
February 21, 2009

On February 21st, 2009, The University of North Carolina School of Law's Conference on Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity is hosting its thirteenth annual conference entitled, Same-Sex Marriage and Beyond: Charting a Progressive Course. This year's conference is co-sponsored by the UNC Lambda Law Students Association. The Conference will bring legal practitioners and scholars together with activists, community members, and other academics to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the LGBTQ movement created by the struggle for same-sex marriage, and to chart a path forward for the movement and its allies. Our program will consist of four panels and two keynote speakers. The panels will examine: Marriage and Partner Recognition, Children and Parenting, Violence and the State, and Intersections.

Speakers Include:
Kevin Cathcart, Lambda Legal, New York, NY
Shannon Price Minter, National Center for Lesbian Rights, San Francisco, CA
Imani Henry, International Action Center, New York, NY
Maxine Eichner, UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC
Gael Guevara, Sylvia Rivera Law Project, New York, NY
Ian Palmquist, Equality NC, Raleigh, NC
Catherine Smith, Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO
Barbara Fedders, UNC School of Law, Chapel Hill, NC
Robert Rosenwald, ACLU of Florida, Miami, FL
Aaron Morris, Immigration Equality, New York, NY
Justin Smith, Project STYLE, Chapel Hill, NC

Conference registration is $75 for CLE Credit**, $20 otherwise, and free for students, unemployed, and fixed income registrants. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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This event is co-sponsored by the UNC Graduate and Professional Student Association. The Conference also wishes to thank the UNC School of Law and the UNC Student Bar Association for their support.

** The North Carolina State Bar has not yet approved the CLE credits for this year's conference; however, based on previous years conferences we expect the conference to be worth five hours.

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