Press Release on Nataha Miller
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release on Nataha Miller
April 17, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DeAndre Brown, EMU
Activist Natasha T Miller Expected to Rock the Equality Research to Action 2015 Conference during her
Inspirational Keynote Speech
Ypsilanti (Mich.)-The Equality Research Center, an organization that seeks to advance social justice by expanding
public knowledge of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered experiences, stories, and voices announces its
keynote speaker for the Equality Research to Action 2015 conference. The inaugural event will feature Detroit’s
native Natasha T Miller, writer and performance poet as keynote speaker. Miller is scheduled to deliver her
keynote on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 5:30 pm.
Equality Research to Action 2015 will be an unprecedented gathering of the nation’s most influential and creative
thought leaders, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers who are best equipped to progress the equality
“This conference is important as an activist, as people who fight daily to change the hearts of people who don’t
agree with, or understand the LGBTQ as one letter, or as a whole, we have to find a way to broaden the fight,” said
The conference takes place in between the controversial decisions being made in Indiana on the “Religious
Freedom” bill as proponents attempt to blatantly discriminate against the LGBTQ community, because it’s their
religious right; additionally as the United States Supreme Court prepares to deliver a landmark decision on the
movement towards marriage equality across the country.
Equality Research to Action will further the importance of education and how it continues to change the minds of
the uninformed, ultimately creating advocates for the equality movement.
“We can broaden that fight through the help of research, here we continue to emotionally move people, but also
educate them through proven research. The movement is so much more powerful when it's in the streets, and the
classroom,” said Miller.
Equality Research to Action 2015 will feature more than 40 new applied research projects on LGBT youth, civil
rights and wellness from leading and emerging scholars. Through three dynamic plenary sessions, three featured
speaker sessions, and more than 12 “In the Classroom” sessions, speakers will help reimagine the most innovative
solutions to a wide range of critical topics in education, health care, public policy, and community building for
universities, movement organizations and community advocacy groups.
“We are ecstatic to welcome the most dynamic speakers in education in this one-of-a-kind effort to tackle some of
the biggest issues in equality,” said Director of the Equality Research Center, Michael Tew. “Attendees can expect
to hear about new findings to expand public education, receive information and tools for advancing social justice,
and learn about current and upcoming research to create aware and inclusive social policies and practice.”