Rep. Brian Sims To Speak At ODU Tonight

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Pennsylvania State Representative Brian K. Sims

Tonight Old Dominion University’s Safe Space Committee, Office of Intercultural Relations and the Women’s Center will present “Gender, Justice, and LGBTQ Equality.” The keynote presenter is Pennsylvania State representative Brian Sims.

Sims is one of the nation’s leading social justice practitioners. His discussion will focus on the work needed to build “a more perfect union.”

Sims is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 182nd district. Elected in 2012, Sims is also a lawyer and activist on LGBT civil rights. He is the first openly gay elected state legislator in Pennsylvania history.

He served as the President of Equality Pennsylvania, and as the Chairman of the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia (GALLOP), until he stepped down from both positions in 2011. In 2009, Sims joined the faculty of the Center for Progressive Leadership and the National Campaign Board of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. Additionally, he was selected as one of the Top 40 LGBT Attorneys Under 40 in the United States by the in 2010.

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WANT TO GO?
“Gender, Justice and LGBTQ Equality with Brian Sims”
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00 PM
Old Dominion University Webb Student Center, North Cafe
1301 49th St., Norfolk
Free

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