The case study is a powerful tool to generate new ideas by illustrating theory and method using real life, illustrative examples. In this Lavender Law Workshop, we will dive into the story behind the South’s “No Promo Homo” Law. There is a complex interplay between law, culture, politics, religion and LGBT rights in the South. To push the needle forward on diversity, we need a diverse arsenal of advocacy tools that resonate with the many diverse corners of our country. Covering many forms of advocacy, this workshop will focus on methods being employed in the courtroom (Judicial Advocacy), the classroom (Educational Advocacy), dining room (Family Advocacy), and the boardroom (Corporate Advocacy). Using an interactive case study format, participants will meet the key players who successfully challenged anti-LGBT legislation in South Carolina using both traditional and alternative advocacy methods. Each case study is a story, and sharing stories has transformative power because it builds empathy and allows us to see the world through new perspectives. At the center of this story and joining the panel will be a high school student and Plaintiff. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand that advocacy comes in many shapes, sizes, and accents, and leave with actionable tips and methods to advocate for progressive causes in conservative leaning jurisdictions (both in and out of the courtroom).
Speakers: Eli Bundy; Kevin Hall (Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP); Caitlin Ryan (Family Acceptance Project); Zaylore Stout (Zaylore Stout & Associates, LLC); Nicholas Tiger (Capital One)