JCC Conversations: Love & Equality

Sunday August 25th
2pm- Pre-Program Reception (Sold Out)
3-4:30pm- Program (including panel discussion)

Cost: Pre-program reception and reserved seat $36, General Admission for Members $8, Potential Members $12

We encourage online registering for this event. However, a limited quantity of tickets will be available at the door.

Friend of the JCC Package: $180; to support this program and the ability of the Levin JCC to put on more programs like it, please consider purchasing a “Friend of the JCC” package. Included in this package are two complimentary tickets to the pre-program reception and two reserved seats for the program.

Lennie and PearlJoin us for a conversation with “Lennie and Pearl” two girls who grew up in Brooklyn in the 1940’s, fell in love in the Midwest and made a life together in North Carolina. Lennie and Pearl have been together for 47 years and are the subject of the documentary film “Living in the Overlap”. As we near the year anniversary of the vote on Amendment One, which effectively banned same-sex marriage in North Carolina, Lennie and Pearl have just married. Clips and outtakes of the documentary and of their recent wedding will be screened, and then we will open the floor for discussion.

Marcie and Chantelle Fisher-Borne

The panel will also include, Marcie and Chantelle Fisher-Borne. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed the 2012 lawsuit, Fisher-Borne v. Smith, in Greensboro on behalf of six same-sex couples and their children, challenging the state’s ban on second parent adoption, a process by which one partner in an unmarried gay or straight couple adopts the other partner’s biological or adoptive child.

Also joining us on the panel is Carrboro Alderperson/Law Professor Lydia Lavelle who was recently involved in reviewing the Supreme Court ruling on Prop 8. Lydia teaches “Sexual Identity and the Law” and “State and Local Governmental Law” at North Carolina Central University School of Law.

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