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Barriers to LGBTQ Empowerment: Dialogue to Action (Alverno)
February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
It takes brave people and open hearts to uncover and challenge the social systems prohibiting full inclusion. LGBTQ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) and allies face discriminatory obstacles every day, in
terms of healthcare, legal services, family and adoption advocacy, housing and employment, and more. They face threats of violence where they live, work, play, and pray. Many are courageously leading a civil rights movement to empower sexual and gender minorities in the U.S.
Join us to explore the issues that currently challenge the LGBTQ community. Hear from area citizens with lived experiences. Hear social justice advocates address the legal and institutional obstacles to full inclusion. Meet
representatives from local agencies and gather resources about how you can get involved in creating solutions.
PANELISTS WILL INCLUDE, AMONG OTHERS:
Attorney Erin Fay,
Oakton Avenue Law Offices
Gerry Coon, President/CEO,
Diverse and Resilient
michael munson, Executive Director,
Representative JoCasta Zamarripa,
Wisconsin Sate Assembly, District 8
Moderated by Wendy Powers,
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Alverno College
Thursday, February 16, 2017 // 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Alverno College Sister Joel Read Center, Bucyrus Conference Center
3400 South 43rd Street, Milwaukee