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June 5, 2018 > Library to host LGBT Pride Month speaker

Library to host LGBT Pride Month speaker

Submitted By Alice Kim

In recognition of LGBT month, the San Leandro Main Library will host guest speaker Raquel Willis on Saturday, June 9. A longtime activist in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, Willis is a national organizer for the Transgender Law Center (TLC), the largest such organization in the United States. In 2017, Willis was a speaker at the National WomenÕs March in Washington, D.C.

Willis began her career as a news reporter in Monroe, Georgia. She quickly took her talents for storytelling, writing and advocacy to the digital world and began to uplift grassroots organizing efforts, including working with the Solutions Not Punishments Coalition, and leading the Atlanta Trans Liberation Tuesday mobilization effort in conjunction with Black Lives Matter.

In her San Leandro program, Willis will discuss the ÒPower of Authentic Storytelling.Ó The program will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. at the library, 300 Estudillo Ave., in downtown San Leandro. A reception for Willis and members of the audience will follow the address. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, call (510) 577-3971.

Raquel Willis
Saturday, June 9
2 p.m. Ð 3 p.m.
San Leandro Main Library
300 Estudillo Ave.
Admission: Free
(510) 577-3971

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