How do sexuality, gender, human rights, and LGBT issues interconnect? That’s the question posed by a one-day academic symposium held annually by Morgan State University’s women’s / gender studies department in conjunction with Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This year the “the Intersections Symposium” is on Saturday, September 30th, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 pm at Morgan State University (1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore). Tickets are $30 for the public, $15 for graduate students, and $5 for undergraduates at

Among the scholars and activists presenting are Dr. Christina Sharpe (Tufts University), Charlene Carruthers (BYP100), Rev. Cedric Harmon (Many Voices); Bakari Jones (creator of Her Sweet Release), Amber Phillips (Black Joy Mixtape), Sheila Alexander-Reid (Women in the Life Association), and Aishah Shahidah Simmons (#LoveWITHAccountability).

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch, as well as parking in the university student center garage.

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