Meeting May 2019

Join us for dinner on
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
at 18 Seaboard!
6:00 - 7:00 pm • Networking Hour
7:00 - 9:00 pm • Dinner and Speaker

18 Seaboard

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18 Seaboard Restaurant, 18 Seaboard Ave #100, Raleigh NC 27604

The Honorable Lydia Lavelle, Mayor of Carrboro

Lydia Lavelle, Mayor of Carrboro

Fifty Years after Stonewall:
Reflections on the Gay Rights Movement

Many credit the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village in New York City the night of June 28, 1969 as the start of the modern gay rights movement. Mayor Lydia Lavelle will discuss the history of this movement over the past five decades, as well as important litigation that occurred during this time. Mayor Lavelle will close with comments on the current state of the movement, highlighting challenges the LGBTQ+ community still faces.

Lydia Lavelle, born in Athens, Ohio, has a bachelor’s degree from St. Andrews University, a master’s degree in parks and recreation administration from North Carolina State University, and a law degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, where she currently works as a law professor. After being elected to the Carrboro Board of Aldermen twice, she was first elected as mayor of Carrboro in November of 2013 and is now serving in her third term. Lydia has served on numerous boards and committees and is currently a member of the Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, the Orange County Solid Waste Advisory Group, and the Orange County Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.

AT NCCU School of Law, courses she has taught include State and Local Governmental Law, Sexual Identity and the Law, and Transgender Rights and Social Justice. She is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and the National Gay and Lesbian Bar. She also is a former president of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys and serves as the faculty advisor at NCCU to the Women’s Law Caucus and Outlaw Alliance student organizations.

Lydia is honored to serve as mayor of Carrboro, and believes the town is one of the most progressive and forward-thinking communities in North Carolina. Lydia is especially proud of her town’s numerous human rights resolutions, support for human service agencies, and willingness to improve underserved communities.

Lydia and her wife, Alicia Stemper, have two adult children.

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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