HB2: Bad Policy, Fake News & Real Impact

April 11, 2018

FRIDAY APRIL 13, 9am – 12:30
Cone Ballroom C, Elliott University Center
UNC Greensboro
Free and open to the public

  • 9-9:20: Breakfast and Networking
  • 9:20 Welcome
    Jay Poole, Professor of Social Work, LEARN Leadership Team
  • 9:30-10:15: Politics, Journalism, and Truth: The Real Story of HB2
    Harold Lloyd, Associate Professor Wake Forest School of Law
    Moderator: Derek Krueger, Professor Religion and Philosophy, UNCG
  • 10:20-11:20: Real Impact
    Moderator: Brad Johnson, LEARN Coordinator,

    • Impact on Students
      • Austin MacDonald, River Hedgepath
    • Impact on Higher Education
      • Leigh Ann Royster, Director of Inclusive Wellbeing, Elon University
    • Impact on the Health of LGBTQ+ Community
      • Deena Fulton, North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • 11:20-11:30 Stretch break
  • 11:30-12:00 Queer Lives, Media Representations, and the Stories We Tell
    Nick White, Author of How to Survive a Summer, a novel about a gay-to-straight conversion camp and a man’s reckoning with his experiences there.
    Moderator: Jen Feather, Associate Professor, English
  • 12:00-12:30 Moving Beyond
    Discussion facilitated by Elliott Kimball, Assistant Director, UNCG Office of Intercultural Engagement, LGBTQ+ Outreach, and Advocacy

Speaker Biographies

Elliott Kimball

Elliott joined the OIE team in August 2016 to work with LGBTQIA+ outreach and advocacy. Elliott came from UNC Asheville, bringing more than four years of work in higher education across areas such as residence life, fraternity and sorority affairs, sexual violence prevention and education, commuter student programs, and student engagement. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Appalachian State University, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of South Alabama. Elliott enjoys spending time with his dog Harvey, appreciates good food, regularly binges on Netflix, and is constantly traveling to be with friends and family.

Deena Fulton

Deena is the Prevention Coordinator at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Deena graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in Global Studies and a Master’s of Public Health with a focus on health behavior. Before joining NCCADV, she worked at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault providing training and technical assistance to local practitioners to support the Rape Prevention and Education program. She has also designed and implemented rigorous, mixed-methods evaluation for a school-based rape prevention program, worked in adolescent health, and volunteered in various capacities related to sexual health promotion. Deena has experience with programs and initiatives that aim to prevent intimate partner violence before it occurs. She focuses particularly on the shared influences that make multiple forms of violence more or less likely to occur, organizational practices that demonstrate intolerance of intimate partner violence, and evaluation of local prevention programs. Deena is interested in trauma-informed organizations and institutions, the intersections of domestic violence prevention and reproductive justice, and an intersectional anti-oppression approach to intimate partner violence prevention. As the Prevention Coordinator, Deena manages the DELTA Impact grant, which includes several community- and institutional-level prevention initiatives.

Harold Lloyd

Professor Lloyd graduated with High Honors from Duke University School of Law and Magna Cum Laude from Davidson College, where he majored in philosophy. He was Vice President and General Counsel of The Fresh Market, Inc. for approximately ten years. Before that, he was a partner with the firm of Tuggle, Duggins & Meschan, P.A. where he had a general commercial practice. That practice included representing clients in the areas of commercial contracts, commercial leasing, commercial lending, intellectual property and commercial bankruptcy law. Professor Lloyd has served as a co-editor-in-chief of The Second Draft and has also served as the Ethics Chair for the Corporate Counsel Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. Professor Lloyd’s legal interests include law and language, semiotics of law, rhetoric, interpretation theory, commercial transactions (including commercial leasing and other real property transactions), the practical art of commercial negotiation and drafting, and legal education theory and reform. In addition to his legal scholarship, Professor Lloyd enjoys genealogy, verse composition (some of which has been set to music), and the art of translation. His translations include the complete epigrams of Palladas and various French works including Racine’s Phedre and Moliere’s Tartuffe. Some of his scholarship is available at the Social Science Research Network.

Leigh-Ann Royster

Dr. Royster is currently the Director of Inclusive Community Development at Elon University in Elon, NC. Much of her current work is focused on crafting policy and educational opportunities around issues of inclusion and violence prevention. She coordinates and develops educational opportunities for faculty and staff focused on inclusion and equity development and cultural consciousness. She also develops anti-bias and anti-oppression education for students at Elon. In addition to her educational development and training facilitation, she oversees the bias and harassment reporting and response system at her institution. Among other campus activities, she advises Elon University Public Health Society and was presented the campus wide Community Engagement award for the 2014/2015 academic year. She has advised the Gender and Sexuality Living and Learning Community and received the faculty/staff member of the year award from the Gender and LGBTQIA Center. Leigh-Anne has over 20 years experience working with violence response and prevention, and health promotion activities and before heading up these efforts at Elon University, Leigh-Anne worked at the University of North Carolina’s Sheps Center for Health Services Research, the Injury Prevention Research Center and the North Carolina Institute of Public Health on several federal and state grants including PreVENT (a national training initiative engaging public health approaches to violence prevention). She has experience working in the criminal justice system and various non-profits. She also serves on institutional, local and state boards and is currently the Board President of Family Abuse Services of Alamance County. She received her PhD in 2016 in Community Health Education, Dept. Public Health Education, UNCG

Nick White

A native of Mississippi, Nick White is the author of the novel How to Survive a Summer (Blue Rider/Penguin, 2017). He is an Assistant Professor of English at The Ohio State University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing. His short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in a variety of places, including The Kenyon Review, Guernica, The Hopkins Review, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, Lit Hub, and elsewhere. His short story collection, Sweet & Low, will be published on June 5, 2018 (Blue Rider/Penguin).


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