The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a multi-media story about Campus Pride’s first-ever Day of Action for Trans Justice during Camp Pride 2015
Camp Pride trained 130 student leaders from across the nation preparing them to fight for trans inclusion and equality during the Day of Action for Trans Justice. The Chronicle of Higher Education spent the week at Camp Pride to capture this first-time event held at Johnson C. Smith University, a local historically black college (HBCU) in Charlotte, N.C. This was the first national LGBT event held in Charlotte, N.C. and the first event of its kind to be held at an HBCU.
“By and large, we live in the dark ages when it comes to transgender issues in higher education,” said Shane L. Windmeyer, a founder and executive director of Campus Pride. “Today on our college campuses, we still rely on our LGBT students to do the educating,” said Mr. Windmeyer. “We put the responsibility for a safe learning environment on the backs of those students.”
Film credit: Julia Schmalz, The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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