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Thursday, June 10, 2021

VIDA X Work­shop and Pride Cel­e­bra­tion — Adult Day

VIDA X stands for Vis­i­ble, Inclu­sive, Diverse, Affirm­ing, and Inter­sec­tion­al (X).

VIDA X was estab­lished as a way to build equi­ty and under­stand­ing of the LGBTQ+ com­mu­ni­ty, as well as dis­cuss and edu­cate on cur­rent issues fac­ing the com­mu­ni­ty. It con­tin­ues to grow to help bring under­stand­ing to the larg­er com­mu­ni­ty and make an impact on the day-to-day lives of LGBTQ+ peo­ple through work­shops and discussions.

Our two-day con­fer­ence starts June 10th with work­shops geared towards adults and will be vir­tu­al. Our Youth Day” will fol­low on June 11 which will be in-per­son at Trick­ster Cul­tur­al Cen­ter. We hope to see you there, and please share with your clients, friends, and fam­i­ly! Please con­tact the LGBTQ+ Cen­ter team for any inquiries. 

Adult Sched­ule:

Thurs­day, June 10, 2021 — Virtual

9:00a — 9:15a — Open­ing Ple­nary with Cook Coun­ty Com­mis­sion­er Kevin Morrison 

9:20a-10:05a — Ses­sion One (Choose One Session)

  • LGBTQ+ Youth Fre­quent­ly Asked Ques­tions (FAQs) — Bob Pin­ta, The Pin­ta Pride Project and Han­na Wright, Ken­neth Young Cen­ter LGBTQ+ Center
  • Best Ways to Sup­port Trans Youth — Nan­cy Mullen, Youth Out­look, and Jen­nifer Curtin, Evo­lu­tion Counseling
  • A Primer on Ally­ship — Justin Kozi­atek, Human Rights Campaign

10:20a-11:05a — Ses­sion Two (Choose One Session)

  • Queer Neu­ro­di­ver­gent Pan­el - Kru­pa Patel, Ken­neth Young Cen­ter LGBTQ+ Center
  • #Hire­TransNow — Mak­ing Poli­cies Affirm­ing - TBA, Chica­go Ther­a­py Collective
  • Inner-faith Pan­el on LGBTQ+ Inclu­sion - Mar­i­anne Rogen­s­ki & Malai­ka Khan, Ken­neth Young Cen­ter LGBTQ+ Center 

11:15a-12:00p — Pan­el on BIPOC LGBTQ+ Youth Men­tal Health — Pallavi Rudrara­ju and HRC Youth Ambassadors

All adults and youth are invit­ed to join us for our Pride Cel­e­bra­tion hap­pen­ing right after the youth work­shops. At 5:30 pm we will kick off with a speech and auto­graphs from Fal­lon Fox, a trans trail­blaz­er whom Out­sports called the bravest ath­lete in his­to­ry” and Pride fes­tiv­i­ties will ensue with games, music, drag per­for­mances, food, dis­counts at local busi­ness­es, com­mu­ni­ty art projects, and help­ful resources. The Cel­e­bra­tion will be from 6:30pm-9pm so please come by anytime!

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