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Pride at Work Webinar

National Webinar: From Criminality to Celebration: The History of LGBTQ2+ people and employment in Canada

This session, led by Pride at Work Canada Manager of Programs Jade Pichette, will bring learners through a history of LGBTQ2+ people and employment in Canada. From the “pansy colonies” of 1930s Toronto, to purges of suspected homosexuals by the federal government, to the fight of gay liberation, to legal protections and contemporary workplace celebrations, LGBTQ2+ people have had a long road to find workplaces that are affirming. However, there is a lot more work to do. This webinar will reveal how we can learn from our past to build a brighter future.

April 1 from 12pm to 1pm EDT

Register here: https://prideatwork.ca/event/national-webinar-from-criminality-to-celebration-the-history-of-lgbtq2-people-and-employment-in-canada/

TRANSformation Workshop

TRANSformation is for:
Counsellors, social workers, nurses, GPs, students, support workers, and other health care professionals.

SOWINS presents an educational workshop tailored to health service providers and anyone wanting to increase their knowledge and tangible skills in order to better serve and support the transgender community.

The Basics
Terms, definitions & key concepts
What gender affirmation/transition may involve
Issues unique to transgender, Two-Spirit, non-binary and gender diverse folks

Systemic oppression & health impacts
Intersectionality & the impacts of colonization on gender & sexuality
Review of current health literature and statistics

Allyship for non- LGBT2QI+ folks
Creating spaces that welcome transgender, Two-Spirit, non-binary and gender diverse people
Policy and practice recommendations
Facilitated by Nikki Zawadzki

Nikki Zawadzki (she/they) is a queer, white, cisgender femme that is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. She has worked for over 26 years in a variety of community and healthcare settings. Her people are Polish and French and she lives on the shared and unceded homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Nikki utilizes an intersectional feminist lens in all of her work, and as a settler, she stands in solidarity with Indigenous people and is committed to unlearning and undoing the harms of colonization.

Nikki is currently the coordinator for Prism Services at Vancouver Coastal Health; an education, information and referral program focused on health, wellness and inclusion for the LGBT2QI+ communities; in addition, she works as a private Consultant/Facilitator/Project Manager. In her spare time, Nikki loves to cook, travel, and speak truth to power.

March 26, 2020
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Days Inn and Conference Centre
152 Riverside Drive
Penticton, BC

Registration: https://trellis.org/transformation
$5 registration includes lunch