The Lancaster City Human Relations Commission is sponsoring a community discussion about Pennsylvania HB 300 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0300), which is proposed legislation to amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act to extend protections to residents who are discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The public is invited to attend. This forum will take place as follows:
Monday, March 8, 2010
Southern Market Center, City Council Chambers, 100 South Queen St., Lancaster
Participating in this panel discussion/question/answer forum will be Stephen A. Glassman, Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, P. Michael Sturla, State Representative of Lancaster City, Representative Dan Frankel of Pittsburgh, who introduced this legislation, and Representative Babette Josephs of Philadelphia, the chairperson of the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee which approved the bill. Also taking part in the discussion will be Rev. Susan Minasian, College Chaplain, Franklin and Marshall College, who will bring the perspective of a person of faith to the panel and Franklin A. Miles, Jr., Esquire, Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, who will address the issue from a business position. J. Richard Gray, Mayor of Lancaster, will open with welcoming remarks to the panel and attendees of the forum. Louise Williams, President of The Lancaster City Council will moderate the event.
Co-Sponsors of this event are the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce, The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, SEIU Healthcare PA, the ACLU of Pennsylvania, and the Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on the forum, please contact Linda Martin at 717-393-2883, or to see more details and/or to RSVP, go to http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=354755780481&mid=1ef946fG4f290bf3G17b7224G7.