The Department will hold its annual LGBT Pride Month Observance Program from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in The Great Hall, Robert F. Kennedy Main Justice Building. All employees in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are invited to attend. The program will be broadcast live on the Justice Television Network (JTN).
During this dynamic program, DOJ employees will hear remarks from Departmental Senior Leaders and program keynote speaker Michelle Benecke, Executive Director for Management Integration, Immediate Office of the Undersecretary for Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Prior to her career at DHS, Ms. Benecke, a Harvard law school graduate, co-founded and led the Service Members Legal Defense Network, the pioneering legal aid and policy organization that galvanized the successful effort to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. In addition, DOJ Pride (the association of LGBT employees of the Department, and their allies), will present its Gerald B. Roemer Community Service Award to recognize contributions to the LGBT Community, and its James R. Douglass Award to recognize contributions to the work life environment for LGBT employees of the Department.