Jun 15 2020


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm



Pride Talks: #DefundMPD - Educational Forum

A coalition of DC LGBTQ+ organizations are collaborating to host a conversation and educational webinar on calls to Divest/Defund police department budgets. This conversation will provide a space for members of the LGBTQ+ community to gather and learn more about this call to action and how to better support Black communities in this effort. Black Lives Matter, and the LGBTQ+ community must actively work to combat white supremacy and systematic racism.

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  • DC Council Ward 4 Democratic Nominee Janeese Lewis George
  • Preson Mitchum, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Beth Wheeler, Psychotherapist, Equity Educator and White Anti-Racist Advocate and Director of Edges Education and Consulting
  • and additional panelists to be confirmed

Host Organizations:

ANC (Advisory Neighborhood Commission) Rainbow Caucus, Capital Pride Alliance, Casa Ruby, The DC Center for the LGBT Community   , Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, GLAA, HIPS, Latinx History ProjectKhushDC, Rainbow Families, SMYAL, Stonewall Kickball DC, The Wanda Alston Foundation, Team DC, Whitman-Walker Health, Whitman-Walker – Institute, and the Woodhull Freedom Foundation.


*ASL provided
*Instructions for those in need of English to Spanish language translation invited to join at 5:15 pm.
*Para instrucciones sobre traducción a Español, iniciar sesión a las 5:15 pm.