March 11, 2017 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Workshop Session 4

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Metro: Red Line (Dupont Circle – Q Street Exit)

Making Your Pride Organization Trans Friendly

Columbia 1

In this interactive and engaging workshop, participants will learn some proven steps their organization can proactively implement in making their organization trans friendly. In this, participants will learn basic aspects of the trans community along with the importance of understanding current community dynamics and how to successfully navigate through them, ie how to prepare for push-back when engaging trans individuals, the importance of giving trans individuals a voice and developing trust. Also discussed will be inclusive strategies to promote a trans presence in your organization, ie the importance of being intentional, how to develop & support trans events, promoting trans visibility, growing committee and board involvement. The workshop will be concluded with a Q&A. An outline of the presentation and PowerPoint presentation will be available upon request.

Presenter(s): Gabrielle Claiborne, Atlanta Pride

Leather & Pride

Columbia 2

Leather is and always has been an essential part of our larger LGBT community. As many leather communities around the country face a generational gap, we look to find a way to pass the torch to a new generation. The leather community continues to evolve and grow. In this workshop we will discuss the Leather community and ways in which we can continue to not only just include the Leather community in our Pride events, but other ways to work with and support our Leather community. Topics will include community trends, leather contests and collaborative partnerships.

Presenter(s): Kyle Collins & Miguel Ayala

If You Can’t Love Yourself, How and the Hell Are You Gonna Love Somebody Else

Columbia 5

When it comes to loving ourselves no one phrases it better than Mama Ru, but when it comes down to actually making that happen, many of us find it difficult to do. Join Yoga Teacher Dan(imal) Carter for a moment of meditation during a busy weekend to find compassion in your heart for both yourself and others. No yoga or meditation experience, clothes or gear required, just bring an open heart and mind.

Presenter(s): Dan Carter


March 11, 2017

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