Posted by: outandequal | March 2, 2012

“I Do. Who Can’t?” Silicon Valley Leaders on Marriage Equality

Next Wednesday, March 7, the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco will be looking at the question of marriage equality, with two important speakers:

  • Kathy Levinson, Philanthropist; Co-Chair, LGBT National Finance Committee for Obama
  • Rev. Roland Stringfellow, Director of Ministerial Outreach, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, Pacific School of Religion; Director, African-American Faith Community Project (Umoja Project), California Faith for Equality

Kathy Levinson, former president and COO of E*Trade, philanthropist and LGBT rights activist, will show the documentary “I Do. Who Can’t?”, a film designed to foster discussions about marriage equality. She will discuss marriage equality as a corporate issue, the Silicon Valley leaders who chose to make the film, and her experiences working in the corporate world. Rev. Stringfellow will discuss his work as a director of ministerial outreach, in which he works with congregations to create dialog on the topic of LGBT equality; for the last three years, he has been involved in having the sometimes difficult discussions around marriage equality.

Location: Commonwealth Club SF Office 595 Market Street
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program organizer: Laurie Wagner – wagner.laurie@gmail.com

If you would like to learn more about the business value of same-sex marriage, please visit Out & Equal’s resource, The Business Case for Marriage Equality.

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