SpringBoard with Guest Speaker Nadine Smith of Equality Florida

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Posted on March 20, 2009 - 2:56pm by Anonymous.

SpringBoard with Guest Speaker Nadine Smith of Equality Florida
at the Matheson Museum, 513 E.University Ave, Friday, March 20th


WHEN: Friday, March 20 @ 6pm
WHERE: The Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave.
COST: $15 door, $10 advance, tickets available at Wild Iris Books and Hyde and Zeke's


The Civic Media Center's annual "SpringBoard" fundraiser is set for Friday, March 20th from 6pm to 10 pm. After a successful event at a new location last year, SpringBoard 2009 will take place at the historical Matheson Museum.

In addition to the usual vast spread of fine food from area restaurants, the art and services available for silent auction, and door prizes, we will have a very special guest speaker, Nadine Smith, speaking on the topic of "Media's Power and the Struggle for Equality," followed by Q & A.

Doors will open at 6pm, Ms. Smith will speak at 7:30, and we will have our final round of raffle and door prizes at 9pm. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening.

Nadine Smith is the current Executive Director of Equality Florida. Ms. Smith has led advocacy efforts in Florida at a time of unprecedented attacks on the LGBT community. She has served as Equality Florida's lead representative in Tallahassee and has lead efforts to stop discriminatory legislation and to overturn Florida's ban on adoption by gay and lesbian parents.

Ms. Smith has been recognized for her national and state leadership by organizations around the country, including the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Human Rights Campaign, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum.

Her speech will be especially timely in light of the upcoming vote on Gainesville Charter Amendment 1 on March 24th and the incredible amount of media devoted to both sides of the issue.

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