Equality Imperative w/ Fabrice Houdart and Urvashi Vaid
Refocusing The LGBTQ+ Movement for the Marginalized
July 15 @ 11:00 AM EDT | 16:00 BST
Acclaimed activist Urvashi Vaid is our second guest on #EqualityImperative in July. Vaid has always claimed that LGBTQ equality will only occur when the larger institutions of society and the family are transformed to be more inclusive of racial, gender, economic difference. At a time where the intersectionality of the LGBTQ movement is under the spotlight, Fabrice Houdart will discuss with Urvashi the links between homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, economic inequalities and racist and why the LGBTQ movement needs to refocus on the most marginalized in our community.
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Urvashi Vaid – President, The Vaid Group Senior Advisor, Donors of Color Network
Urvashi Vaid is an experienced leader and strategies and is President of The VaidGroup LLC, a mission driven, woman of color led, consulting and social innovation firm advising nonprofits, foundations, businesses and individuals working for racial, gender and economic equity and justice. Vaid also runs the practice’s accelerator/incubator, which is called Justice Work, and which is a fiscally sponsored project of the National Center for Civic Innovation (NCCI). Vaid has held leadership roles in philanthropic, advocacy, community, and academic organizations, including as: Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation; Deputy Director of the Governance and Civil Society Unit at the Ford Foundation; Senior Fellow at the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School; Senior Fellow at the CUNY Graduate Center Social Justice SexualityProject; Executive Director of the National LGBTQ Task Force; and Staff Attorney at the National Prison Project, ACLU. She is author of Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and The Assumptions of LGBT Politics (2012); Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation (1996); a co–edited anthology titled Creating Change: Public Policy, Sexuality and Civil Rights (2000); and of many reports, articles and research projects. She is Board alumnus of the Gill Foundation, LPAC, Roadwork Center for Culture in Disputed Territory. She is a Board member of the National Board of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, the Provincetown Commons, and the American Museum of LGBTQ History & Culture. Vaid is co–founder of the Donors of Color Network, the National LGBTQ/HIV Criminal Justice Working Group, the National LGBTQ Anti–Poverty Action Network, LPAC, the Task Force Creating Change Conference, the Equality Federation, the National Religious Leadership Roundtable, and a number of other organizations and networks. Vaid is a graduate of Vassar College and Northeastern University School of Law.
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