CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The 9th Annual Campus Pride Summer Leadership Academy will be held from July 14-19 on the University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus.

The event provides training for LGBT and ally students, faculty, staff and social justice leaders and advocates.

“Campus Pride is proud to bring our signature national LGBTQ event Camp Pride to our hometown of Charlotte, N.C. We believe in showcasing our local community to national leaders and we want to share the activism of youth in the Carolinas and across the South,” said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride. “This will be a significant milestone for our organization and the first national LGBTQ youth event of its kind hosted in Charlotte.”

Spectrum at UNCC and S.A.F.E. Pride from Johnson C. Smith University are serving as partners for the event.

Concurrently, the LGBTQ Professional Academy for Advisors will be held for college faculty and staff personnel, as well as graduate students. The program provides skills-building techniques and more.

info/registration: campuspride.org.

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