AG Holder to Visit Campus for LGBT Conference

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be the keynote speaker at the “LGBT Conference of Safe Schools and Communities” conference later this month at UT Arlington.

The event, which will also feature Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, is sponsored by the White House, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the College of Education and Health Professions.

The educational conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the E.H. Hereford University Center on the UT Arlington campus. Registration, which opens Monday, is required and may be done online at

The conference sessions are designed to provide advocates, community leaders and members of the public an opportunity to engage with the Obama Administration on efforts to ensure safety and security for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in schools and communities throughout the country.

Holder was sworn in as Attorney General in 2009 and was previously named by President Clinton as Deputy Attorney General in 1997. Jarrett also serves as chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls.

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