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Queer & Learn: Allyship on the Queer-niverse Journey

  • Date Sunday, Jun 9 2024
  • Time @ 12:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Event Medium Offline
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Join us for “Queer & Learn,” an interactive workshop to promote allyship and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Dive into engaging activities and discussions to deepen your understanding and support. Purpose:

  • Equip participants to be effective allies.
  • Enhance empathy and awareness of queer experiences.
  • Celebrate the diversity within the LGBTQIA+ community. - Foster connections and solidarity.
  • Empower advocacy for equality and inclusion. Be part of this transformative event. Let’s journey together towards greater allyship and Understanding Flow: 1) Journeying Together: Community Stories & Lived Experiences.
  1. Identity Intersectionality & Responsible Allyship Exploration.
  2. Embody Allyship: Somatic Activity.
  3. Witnessing Unique Life Narratives: LGBTQ++ Community Spotlight.
  4. Building Bonds: Community Connection & Support. For more. Conceptualisation of the Queer and Learn Event

Event Overview: The Queer and Learn event is designed as an educational and interactive platform aimed at fostering understanding, acceptance, and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. This event serves as a bridge between queer individuals, allies, and professionals who seek to deepen their knowledge and practice inclusivity in various aspects of life, including personal, social, and professional domains.

Event Goals:

  1. Education and Awareness:
  • Informative Sessions: Provide attendees with comprehensive insights into the challenges and experiences faced by the queer community. This includes historical context, current issues, and future directions.
  • Workshops and Seminars: Conduct interactive workshops on queer affirmative practices, gender-neutral parenting, mental health support for queer individuals, and more. These sessions aim to equip participants with practical tools and strategies to support and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community.
  1. Community Building:
  • *lNetworking Opportunities: Create a safe and inclusive environment where attendees can connect with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and build supportive networks.
  • Shared Experiences: Encourage participants to share their personal stories and experiences, fostering a sense of community and solidarity.
  1. Promoting Inclusivity:
  • Diverse Perspectives: Highlight the importance of intersectionality and the diverse experiences within the queer community. This includes addressing issues of race, class, disability, and other intersecting identities.
  • Allyship: Educate attendees on how to be effective allies, emphasizing the importance of advocacy, support, and active participation in creating inclusive spaces.
  1. Professional Development:
  • Queer Affirmative Practices: Train mental health professionals, educators, and other service providers in queer affirmative practices. This ensures that they can provide culturally competent and sensitive support to queer individuals.
  • Ethical Considerations: Discuss the ethical implications of working with queer individuals, emphasizing confidentiality, respect, and non-discrimination.

Need for the Event:

  1. Addressing Gaps in Knowledge:
  • Despite increased visibility of the LGBTQIA+ community, there remains a significant lack of understanding and awareness about the specific needs and challenges faced by queer individuals. This event aims to bridge this knowledge gap.
  1. Combatting Discrimination and Bias:
  • Many queer individuals continue to face discrimination, prejudice, and systemic bias in various aspects of life, including healthcare, education, and the workplace. The Queer and Learn event provides tools and strategies to combat these issues and promote inclusivity.
  1. Mental Health Support:
  • Queer individuals often experience higher rates of mental health issues due to societal stigma and discrimination. By educating mental health professionals and the broader community, the event aims to improve mental health outcomes for queer individuals.
  1. Fostering Allyship:
  • Allies play a crucial role in supporting the queer community. This event emphasizes the importance of allyship and provides practical guidance on how to be an effective and supportive ally.
  1. Promoting Intersectionality:
  • Understanding that the queer community is not monolithic, the event addresses the unique challenges faced by individuals with intersecting identities, such as queer people of color, those with disabilities, and others.

Conclusion: The Queer and Learn event is a vital initiative aimed at fostering understanding, acceptance, and support for the LGBTQIA+ community. By providing education, promoting inclusivity, and building a supportive network, the event seeks to create a more inclusive and equitable society for all.

  • Date: Sunday, Jun 9 2024
  • Time: @ 12:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Number Of Sessions: Single Session
  • ETA:
  • Event Medium: Offline
  • Organized By: Organized By The Community
  • Address: 325, above DBS bank, Shree Amba Sadan, Khar - Bandra Linking Rd, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052
  •   Fee:   ₹ 500 - 1,000  
  • Notes from the organizer: Any amount above ₹500 will be used to make therapy accessible for people from the Queer community
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