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HRC to Host Students from 23 Historically Black Colleges & Universities at Leadership Summit

HRC Foundation on Friday will welcome student activists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for a three-day leadership summit designed to foster campus environments that are welcoming and affirming to LGBTQ people.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these student leaders to HRC for our 12th annual HBCU summit,” said Leslie Hall, HRC’s Senior HBCU Program Manager. “The commitment and dedication demonstrated by these fierce advocates is inspiring and we look forward to having them return to their campuses with a renewed commitment to fighting for equality and inclusion. I am truly excited that we have the opportunity to come together, learn from each other, and increase our strength as advocates for the LGBTQ community.”

For more than a decade, HRC has held an annual summit for LGBTQ student leaders from many of the nation’s historically Black institutions. This year, the 41 attendees represent 23 HBCUs from 10 states, including: Albany State University; Bethune-Cookman University; Bowie State University; Claflin University; Dillard University, Fayetteville State University; Hampton University; Howard University; Johnson C. Smith University; Morehouse College; Morgan State University; North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; North Carolina Central University; Philander Smith College; Savannah State University; Southern University; Southern University at New Orleans; Spelman College; Stillman College; Tuskegee University; University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; University of the District of Columbia; and University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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