Jewish Community Relations Council and Holocaust Museum and Learning Center co-Sponsor Program To Increase Awareness Around the LGBTQIA Community

Posted on Aug 12, 2016
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Jewish Community Relations Council and Holocaust Museum and Learning Center co-Sponsor Program To Increase Awareness Around the LGBTQIA Community

A group of LGBTQIA+ and faith leaders were convened by the Diversity Awareness Partnership to assess the St. Louis community’s needs in the aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando in June of 2016. After the first meeting, leaders agreed that exploring the idea of a free community-wide symposium would help increase education and awareness about the LGBTQIA community for allies and supporters. The first symposium, co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC) and the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, in Memory of Gloria M. Goldstein, is The Role of Allies, Supporting the LGBTQIA Community Through Listening and Learning. It will take place on Friday August 26 from 8 AM to 12 PM at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 8600 Washington Ave. 63130.

Those attending the program will hear from speakers from the LGBTQIA community, engage in an interactive role play and receive a legislative update from State Senator Jill Schupp. The goal of the symposium is for people to walk away with tools they can bring home to be a better ally to the LGBTQIA community.

This event is free and open to the community, but registration is required at http://tinyurl.com/LGBTQIASymposium.

For more information, contact Katie Stuckenschneider at 314-954-1475 or via email at [email protected] You also may visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1255510994483219/.

Full List of Event Partners:

Diversity Awareness Partnership
Pride St. Louis
Sage of PROMO Fund
Trinity Presbyterian Church
Children’s Service Fund
Interfaith Partnership of St. Louis
Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, in Memory of Gloria M. Goldstein, a department of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis (JCRC)
The Institute of Sexuality and Intimacy
PROMO

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