Lunch With Leaders

Lunch with Leaders

The Lunch with Leaders program is an opportunity for students to have lunch and informal discussion with an out, LGBTQ-identified community leader who briefly shares their personal story, how they came to terms with their identity, how they have balanced their identity with other aspects of their life, and how their identity has affected their career path. This program offers an opportunity for the LGBTQ students to develop a positive LGBT identity by hearing from individuals who have successfully integrated their sexual and gender identity into all facets of their life.

2016 - 2017 Lunch with Leaders Dates 

Lunch with Leaders is held in Adinkra Hall, within Memorial Hall, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

  • October 5, 2016: J. Rashad Small, Senior Coordinator of UGA's LGBT Resource Center 
  • November 2, 2016: Joselyn Leimbach, Lecturer with the Institute for Women's Studies at UGA
  • February 1, 2017: Dr. Justin Lavner, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and an affiliate faculty member in the Institute for Women’s Studies at UGA. 
  • March 1, 2017: Dr. Kadesha Evans, Director of Nursing Advantage Behavioral Health Systems (Athens, GA) 
  • April 12, 2017: Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity and Equity in the College of Education at UGA.


Past speakers for Lunch with Leaders have included:

  • Dr. Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander, UGA Associate Professor of Employment Law & Legal Studies
  • Joan Prittie, Executive Director of Project Safe
  • Annette Hatton, Former Managing Editor of the Georgia Review
  • Meg Evans, Director of the LGBT Resource Center 
  • Dr. Ken Jackson, Head Professional School Counselor (Decatur High School)

Contact Us


221 Memorial Hall
Athens, GA 30602


Meg Evans, Director

J. Rashad Small, Senior Coordinator

Lee Fowler, Administrative Associate