ICYMI: The First Lady and Honored Speakers at Learning With Love
Learning With Love has come to a close, and it was a wonderful way to wrap our 50th anniversary year. From our opening keynote from First Lady Jill Biden to our "Courageous Love in Trans Healthcare," panel with Adm. Rachel Levine from HHS and Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld, and moderated by Charlotte Clymer, our guests were engaged and inspired from day one. In addition to the above, we also hosted a panel on combating book bans, moderated by MSNBC's Ali Velshi, and featuring American Library Association president Emily Drabinski, author Arvin Ahmadi ("How It All Blew Up"), and Julie Womack of Red Wine & Blue.
We also brought hundreds of people to Capitol Hill to advocate for their LGBTQ+ loved ones. It was a mostly positive day, however some legislators and staffers were not quite as welcoming as others. We wrapped the week with a conversation between PFLAG National CEO Brian K. Bond and Karine Jean-Pierre.
With over 400 guests from across the country--and leaders in attendance from international PFLAG organizations from Canada, China, Costa Rica, Lebanon, Lithuania, Moldova, Panama, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Uganda, Ukraine, and Vietnam--it really was a room full of passion, power, commitment, and love.
Catch the highlights in the video and press release links above!