LGBTQ students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will meet in Atlanta for the 13th annual HBCU Leadership Summit: Leading in Truth, hosted by the Human Rights Campaign.

Almost 50 LGBTQ students, representing 23 HBCUs, will take part in the four-day leadership program which prepares students to lead through the intersections of race, sexual orientation, religion, gender, and class.

This is the first year that participants of the program will convene outside of the HRC headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Participants will have access to an amazing list of facilitators, workshops, and leadership development opportunities, as well as the opportunity to engage with notable LGBTQ figures.

The HBCU Program is sponsored by the Coca Cola Foundation, who hosted the opening reception last night, which included remarks from Coca-Cola’s new Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Lori Billingsley, who is an HBCU graduate of Howard University.

Find more information on the summit or the HBCU program here.

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