The Nebraska Community of Learners — Understanding Diversity through Education, will host its next virtual meeting at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The meeting will feature Dominique Morgan and a discussion on intersectionality, trans-women of color and advocacy.
The #NCLUDE event is an opportunity for participants to contribute to ongoing resources related to inclusive excellence and to connect the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to the expanded community. Each session presents opportunities for individuals to be guest presenters, topic facilitator’s and provide workshops to promote dialogue that highlights the importance and the power of inclusion.
The meeting is open to the public. Registration is available here.
Morgan will offer insight on her experience as a woman of color in Nebraska. She will also discuss her activism efforts, and offer ideas on how individuals can advocate for and support queer people of color in Nebraska communities.
Morgan, an award-winning artist, activist and TEDx speaker, is the executive director of Black and Pink, the largest prison abolitionist organization in the United States. She works daily to change systems that perpetuate violence on LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people, and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Partnering her lived experience of being impacted by mass incarceration (including 18 months in solitary confinement) with a decade of change-making artistry, advocacy and background in public health, she continues to work in spaces of sex education, radical self-care, and transformative youth development.
Morgan is a 2020 Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award recipient, NAACP Freedom Fighter Award winner, and 2020 JM Kaplan Innovation Prize recipient. Her new album “Pisces In E Flat Major” is available on all platforms and her book “Sex Ed for System Facing People” will publish in January.