Elliot and Roger have shared previously about the personal fulfillment they get from the Leonard Litz LGBTQ+ Foundation’s partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY). As a CUNY graduate himself, Elliot is thrilled to be able to help expand access and opportunity to LGBTQ students who are poised to become future leaders.
So it was a real treat when Elliot was invited to be a guest speaker, along with our Executive Director Colin Hosten, as part of the “Conversations in Leadership” series at The Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership housed at City College. Moderated by Dean Andrew Rich and attended by a several dozen students, the conversation focused on LGBTQ+ Advocacy. Both Elliot and Colin shared their personal and professional perspectives on what it means to be an effective advocate, but, unsurprisingly, it was the students who shined with their thoughtful questions and comments about how they could make a difference in the world.
As Elliot said, it’s all about being able to recognize and seize opportunities. The rest is a lot of hard work, and a little bit of luck.
Huge thank you to the CUNY staff and students for inviting us to be part of a fabulous discussion!