Penn State LGBTQ+ History Month Event: Blair Imani - All are welcome to join! Wednesday, October 14th - 5:00 PM
Penn State community is recognizing LGBTQ+ History Month with our keynote speaker Blair Imani. The broadcast with open Q&A and will take place this Wednesday, October 14th at 5:00 PM. You can watch here: https://www.watch.psu.edu/blair-imani/
Blair Imani is a critically acclaimed historian, outspoken advocate, and activist, and dynamic public speaker. The author of two historical books: Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018) and Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and The Black American Dream (2020), she centers women and girls, global Black communities, and the LGBTQ community. She is the co-host of America Did What?!, an educational podcast and anti-racism initiative with Kate Robards. Blair serves as the official ambassador of Muslims for Progressive Values, one of the oldest progressive Muslim organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community, and she dedicates her platform to advocating for the rights of marginalized people around the world.
Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Blair Imani attended Louisiana State University where, in 2014, she founded Equality for HER, a non-profit organization that provided resources and a forum for women and nonbinary people to feel empowered. Her fearless leadership took her to the front lines of anti-police brutality protests and, following her arrest at the protests of Alton Sterling's murder in Baton Rouge, Blair began building a platform and social media presence to organize and create awareness about injustices in Black, Queer, and Muslim communities.