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Community Workshop: LGBTQIA+: Working With Folks at Their Intersections
10 November @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
About this Event
We will dive into the questions we are afraid to ask, and if/when we should even be asking them; we will practice using neutral pronouns and correcting missteps, like misgendering.
We will cover the basics of transition and what our role may be in that for folks and families. We will explore unique barriers to service and safety, as well as, how to address them. We will discuss navigating potential hardships like reconciling faith and identity while maintaining professionalism and appropriate boundaries within service.
This workshop will explore intersectionality as well, what that means and what intersections we are likely to engage with locally; the workshop will provide access to resources and continued support from The Acadami.
This information is the first step to being able to identify those young people that are at such a high risk of “slipping through the cracks” of our services. If you cannot see, use the language, and connect with survivors as they are, their true selves, our work will be less impactful and can actually do harm to the folks we are trying to help and support.
This workshop seeks to decrease that and increase our capacity for serving all sub-populations within our survivor populations, especially those of minority.
Workshop led by Ami Davis.
Ami Davis is the Founder and CEO of The Acadami; a Development Consulting Firm dedicated to both Professional and Personal Development.
Ami combines educational lecture with personal story telling, humor, and action items to create a truly transformative and immediately helpful training experience. As a self-identified Queer Person of Faith, Ami does not shy away from “hard to discuss” topics in the various intersections experienced by GSM (Gender and Sexual Minorities) communities.
Her grace, humor, and keen knowledge keep audiences connected and feeling part of an experience by creating an equitable and safe learning environment for ALL folks; she encourages open and honest dialogue; facilitates connection; and engages with the audience in mutual respect, compassion, patience, and understanding.
Ami’s mission is to leave the world better than she found it and she operates on the whole-hearted belief that we can all work together to Make it Hard to Hate™.