LGBTQI2S 101: Positive Space Training

LGBTQI2S 101: Positive Space Training

Date: September 25, 2019

Time: 7 to 8 PM

Location: Shoreline Room

LGBTQI2S 101: Positive Space Training

Membership Workshop

Art Gallery of Burlington, Shoreline Room

Wednesday September 25, 2019, 7-8 pm

Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) is pleased to offer a free one-hour session on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and two spirit (LGBTQI2S) Anti-Oppression training. The session will be an important step in supporting the organization’s vision to create an inclusive environment for everyone and provide its staff and membership with appropriate and inclusive language and tools to use during their day-to-day activities, increase their comfort level while discussing LGBTQI2S issues, as well as highlight the importance of LGBTQI2S inclusion from both a legislative and cultural context. The training session will be presented in English, and learning materials will be provided in support of the delivery.

The session will be facilitated by EGALE – Canada Human Rights Trust

Egale is Canada’s leading national charity that works to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S persons by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights through research, education and community engagement.

Following the sessions, participants will be positioned to achieve the following learning objectives:

  • Explain the LGBTQI2S acronym and the diverse identities and experiences it represents
  •  Differentiate assigned sex, gender identity, gender expression, and attraction and how these aspects of personal identity interact within a person
  •  Understand the concepts of social location and intersectionality
  •  Recognize examples of discriminatory practices that harm LGBTQI2S people and how they link to intersecting systems of oppression
  •  Understand the importance of inclusive and affirming language and able to ask for and use people’s self-determined pronouns
  • Integrate practical strategies for promoting safer and more inclusive workplaces for LGBTQI2S people and broader communities

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