Meeting May 2018

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

Click here to visit 18 Seaboard's website.
18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604
919-861-4318

Ames Simmons
Director of Transgender Policy
Equality North Carolina

Ames Simmons

Ames will address how federal assaults on trans healthcare have affected state policy, and the ways that we can respond as an LGBTQ community. Please join us for this important talk from an engaging expert in our community.


Equality North CarolinaAmes Simmons is Equality NC’s Director of Transgender Policy. He attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish, and Emory University Law School where be obtained a juris doctor degree.

Ames is Equality NC’s lobbyist at the North Carolina General Assembly and advocates for public policy on priority issues affecting the transgender community. Ames serves as a resource to connect trans and gender non-conforming people in North Carolina with resources via community engagement, public education and outreach. He previously served for almost two decades as in-house counsel at a healthcare consulting company based in Atlanta.

Ames serves on the Board of Directors of Human Rights Campaign, including service on the Healthcare Equality Index National Advisory Council. His policy activism emphasizes diversity and inclusion with focus on transgender justice.


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, 18 Seaboard will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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Meeting April 2018

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

Click here to visit 18 Seaboard's website.
18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604
919-861-4318

Josh Stein
Attorney General

Josh Stein - NC Attorney General

Josh Stein was sworn in as North Carolina’s 50th Attorney General on January 1, 2017. Stein is focused on protecting North Carolina families from crime and consumer fraud.

Stein has made combatting the opioid crisis a top priority. His office drafted the STOP Act to reduce the number of people who become addicted to opioids through smarter prescribing practices and the Synthetic Opioid Control Act to close loopholes in state criminal law concerning fentanyl. Both laws passed the General Assembly unanimously and were signed into law by the Governor.

Prior to being elected Attorney General, Stein served as a state Senator and as a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the North Carolina Department of Justice. In the State Senate, Stein successfully led efforts to put more violent criminals behind bars by expanding the state’s DNA database. Stein wrote the School Safety Act and legislation that banned stalking using GPS tracking devices.

For his work in the state Senate, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the AARP of North Carolina each named him legislator of the year and his Republican and Democratic colleagues ranked him as the most effective Democratic senator.

As Senior Deputy Attorney General, Stein worked to protect kids from online sexual predators and to help run the payday lenders charging loan shark interest rates out of the state.

Stein previously taught high school in Zimbabwe, served as legal counsel in the United States Senate, and worked with two economic development organizations in North Carolina.

Stein is a graduate of Dartmouth College and earned law and public policy degrees from Harvard University. He and his wife Anna have three children, who all attend North Carolina public schools like they did.

 


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, 18 Seaboard will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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Meeting March 2018

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

Click here to visit 18 Seaboard's website.
18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604
919-861-4318

Wesley Hyatt

Wesley Hyatt

Wesley Hyatt is mainly a writer with an emphasis in pop culture history. He calls himself a TV historian and has been interviewed by many newspaper, radio and online outlets about his knowledge of the medium. His latest books, of the eight he has written, are “The Carol Burnett Show Companion” (2016) and “Bob Hope on TV: Thanks for the Video Memories” (2017). Outside of published books, he has copy-edited more articles, videos, magazines, columns, letters and other written materials over more than 25 years than he can ever estimate. Join us as Wesley shares his wealth of inside scoop from his long career and knowledge of television personalities and pop culture.

 


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, 18 Seaboard will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

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Meeting February 2018

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

Click here to visit 18 Seaboard's website.
18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604
919-861-4318

Lydia Lavelle

Lydia Lavelle 2017

Lydia Lavelle, Mayor of Carrboro, will first tell you all you ever wanted to know about her town and then talk about Carrboro's advocacy at the local level for LGBT rights. She will discuss this in the context of state and national politics, informed by her scholarship as a law professor at North Carolina Central University. She looks forward to sharing Valentine's Day with you!

 


Enjoy our networking cocktail hour. Then, 18 Seaboard will provide a buffet dinner for our group. There will be plenty of food and vegetarian options. A salad, entree, sides, and dessert will be provided. Beverages: Soda, Tea, or Water plus a full Cash Bar available with a wide selection of beer, wine, well drinks, and non-alcohol beverages.

Reservations Are Open!

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