From breaking down gender and sexual diversity to rethinking historical and traditional assumptions around identity, this conversation is a must for all who wish to be allies to the LGBTQ+ community. Led by Triangle Community Center's Cadence Pentheny, this event will engage participants in a thorough overview of what it means to be LGBTQ+ and an ally!
You will walk away with:
The importance of allyship in real life situations: Understanding how LGBTQ+ individuals are impacted by bias, and an overview of best practices that protect safety and inclusion
An understanding of what is meant by sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, and sex assigned at birth - the differences between them and how they impact one another
Language and definition of terms associated with the LGBTQ+ community, including lesser known terms
Defining and understanding notions of hetero-normativity, the gender/sex binary, and cis-normativity
Rethinking social norms and expectations surrounding sexuality and gender in our society
Our speaker, Cadence Pentheny (they/them), is Triangle Community Center's passionate Community Educator, with a demonstrated commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ community through training and education. As leader of TCC's LGBTQ+ Training Institute, Cadence is responsible for engaging with the wider community to provide educational opportunities and professional development surrounding LGBTQ+ cultural humility and allyship across Fairfield County and beyond.
No charge. Registration strongly recommended. Register below or call 203-762-6334.
Co-sponsored by Wilton Library, Triangle Community Center, Wilton Youth Council, Middlebrook PTA, Wilton High School PTSA, Middlebrook GSA , Wilton High School GSA, The Rowan Center.
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