Equality. A world where everyone is seen and heard, valued and respected. Not for our appearance and privilege, but for our humanity.

Equality. A world where everyone is seen and heard, valued and respected. Not for our appearance and privilege, but for our humanity. A world where everyone, everywhere, has access to opportunities and resources to become the person they dream of.

Join us for a conversation with Jasmine Beach-Ferrara and Sheneika Smith, moderated by UNCA student Michael Davis, on what equality means to them, in context to our community of Asheville, North Carolina.

About the speaker

Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is the Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality and a minister in the United Church of Christ. She has been active in the LGBTQ movement since 2004 and founded CSE in 2011. She has written widely about LGBTQ issues in the South and is the author of a short story collection titled DAMN LOVE. Jasmine is also a County Commissioner in Buncombe County, NC. She grew up in North Carolina and lives with her wife, Meghann, and their son in Asheville.

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