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Press Release on Nataha Miller

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  • 1. NEWS RELEASE April 17, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: DeAndre Brown, EMU Communication/Marketing Intern 313.399.6973 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 movement. “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 Natasha Miller. 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.” ###

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