LGBT Discussion at the New York Public Library
The LGBT Committee of The New York Public Library presents
Bishop V. Gene Robinson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, in conversation with Urvashi Vaid, Executive Director, Arcus Foundation
South Court Auditorium
The New York Public Library,
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
Reception 6:00 PM, Program 6:30 PM
Space is limited. RSVP by November 10, 2008, to 212-930-0856 or Ilene_Kaplowitz@nypl.org.
Bishop V. Gene Robinson was elected Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire in 2003. He is the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communions history, and his election has resulted in conflict within the denomination. Bishop Robinson has written three AIDS education curricula for youth and adults as part of his ongoing work on behalf of the AIDS/HIV community. He has also been an advocate of anti-racism training within the Episcopal Church. Bishop Robinsons biography, In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by God, was published this year, and a documentary film about Bishop Robinson, For the Bible Tells Me So, was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007.
Urvashi Vaid is the Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation and a longstanding leader in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement. Ms. Vaid was Deputy Director of Governance and Civil Society at the Ford Foundation and is a former Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. She is the author of Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation, which won the American Library Associations Stonewall Book Award. She is a graduate of Vassar College and Northeastern University School of Law.