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Featured Chapter: Goucher College
by Dante Barry
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Led by Chiara Draghi and Allison Rich, the Goucher College chapter in Baltimore, Maryland has become a force in the DC-International region over the past year. One project, spearheaded by Andrew Huff, creates alliances between the LGBT community and small businesses in Baltimore City. Known as the Bmoreinclusive Project, it provides a platform for businesses to share with customers that they do not discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
The sticker identifies businesses with inclusive employment practices, and connects them to a broader community of supporters with the Bmoreinclusive blog, which posts weekly about employment non-discrimination legislation in the United States. Further, the organizers believe the time for progressive action is now, the project highlights the potential for small businesses to contribute to local, state, and national political conversations about LGBT rights. Recently, Baltimore City's Gay Life magazine published an article about the project, whose creators will be presenting a workshop on student-led community service initiatives at the 2012 Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference in Baltimore City.
Congratulations to the Goucher College chapter!