LGBTQ 101 & Being an Ally
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About the Event
Brought to you in partnership with Calgary Pride and Arts Commons. This FREE 3-hour workshop endeavours to create bridges of understanding about the LGBT community.
This includes a deep dive into the language developed and used by the community surrounding identity and self-expression, expands on the context of the historical LGBT rights movement and how it impacts us today and tracks how these developments continue to shape the world that we live in. This session will also explore the many ways to engage in effective ally-ship, both in a personal and professional context and will leave participants with practical tools to help develop new relationships with the gender and sexually diverse community.
This session is open to anyone who is looking to create a deeper understanding of how they can support co-workers, family members and neighbours as we create a more empathetic and connected world. Calgary Queer Arts Society Calgary Queer Arts Society, formerly known as Fairy Tales Presentation Society, is a nonprofit organization located in Calgary, Alberta that exists to give voice to queer people and their stories. Historically, LGBTQ2A+ individuals have been suppressed, deprived of power, misrepresented and often overlooked by institutional support systems. We are committed to transforming this reality, and will continue to work passionately towards an inclusive future for all people.
The arts are an integral part of who we are. Storytelling connects us all, dissolves our differences and breaks down barriers, so that we can find aspects of ourselves in others, and of others in ourselves. Our stories are important to Calgary, which is why we are committed to creating and sharing the narratives that shape us. We use storytelling mediums and artistic endeavours to inspire thoughtful conversations that educate and strengthen communities and institutions.