Be Heard: A Round Table for Queer and Straight People
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About the Event
After we scheduled this event for June 12, we learned it was the fifth anniversary of the second-deadliest mass shooting in US history, when 50 people were killed and 53 were injured at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In honor of all people affected by this tragedy, we will include sharing from Rev. Cynthia Alice Anderson, who became a global spokesperson on the massacre, and continues to serve the BBC on the impacts of tragedy. As a result of being deeply involved in healing her community in the aftermath of the shooting, she received the Governors’ Award for Civic Service.
And as always, we will be creating a space for everyone to share, regardless of their experience, or their sexual orientation. We recognize that the labels we use can both empower and confine, and that sexual orientation exists on a spectrum. This conversation aims to bridge the gaps within and between the non and LGBTQ+ community.
Our zoom calls are a respectful place where people with varied backgrounds and beliefs can vulnerably voice their experience with those who view life differently. We will have ground rules to set up a brave space where you can speak from your own experience, and share your own story, of what it is like to have your perspective. We will not be debating or converting anyone to anything. Please note, you do not have to speak to participate and experience the benefits.
- You will feel heard about your experience of our current reality
- You will deepen your ability to hear others – even those you disagree with
- And you will be inspired to take actions to create a world where love wins