Spring 2022 Online Workshop – Working with LGBTQ+ Communities

Monday, May 23, 10:00am – 12:00pm – Online

Registration is required. A link will be emailed to you no later than Friday, May 20. Registration will remain open until May 20 or until all spots are filled. Preference will be given to current INCOL members.

No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries since attendance is subsidized by those libraries
$25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students

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This interactive workshop will encompass language, issues, and experiences related to LGBTQ+ communities, as well as understandings of allyship and LGBTQ+ focused practices. Facilitators will challenge participants to consider how they can be active in making their communities more welcoming to LGBTQ+ people. Discussions and activities will focus heavily on the intersecting identities and experiences that exist within LGBTQ+ communities and the best ways to interrupt exclusion.

Objectives:
Participants will identify LGBTQ+ terminology and vocabulary
Participants will discuss different intersecting identities within the LGBTQ+ community
Participants will recognize behaviors that make environments more welcoming to LGBTQ+ communities
Participants will practice identifying and interrupting occurrences of LGBTQ+ exclusion

Participation in this conversation will be encouraged (but not required) during specified portions of the workshop. Come prepared with thoughts and questions.

This training WILL NOT be recorded.

PRESENTER
Spectrum Center // Spectrum’s mission is to create a safe, intersectional, intergenerational, LGBTQIA2S+ community gathering space that celebrates a resilient, healthy community through social connectedness and support, arts and culture, access to resources, and leadership development. Visit https://www.spectrumcenterspokane.org/ to learn more.

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