Our tradition teaches us that we are all created in the image of the divine or “b’tselem elohim”. And while we know this to be true, we live in a world where LGBTQ+ people are routinely discriminated against and are continuously fighting to maintain the rights they have and be granted the same rights as everyone else. DJJ and Temple Emanu-El will welcome guest speakers from Keshet to offer critical training, as well organizers from the Hate Won’t Win Coalition to share how we can protect LGBTQ+ rights in our state.
Looking to better understand LGBTQ identities and definitions? Wondering how to welcome LGBTQ folks in your Jewish community? Interested in taking action to support the rights of your fellow Michiganders? Join us on March 22nd, 2023 to continue your learning and take tangible action steps.
Childcare and a nosh will be provided!
Agenda (subject to change):
5:30 - 5:45: Welcome and introduction from DJJ and Temple Emanu-El
5:45 - 6:45: LGBTQ 101 Training with Keshet
Content will include:
Identify and understand the core terms and concepts related to LGBTQ+ identities.
Make connections between LGBTQ+ equality and Jewish values.
Understand the importance of building explicitly LGBTQ+ affirming communities.
Identify ways that all community members can be part of building LGBTQ+ affirming culture
6:45 - 7:00: Presentation on Hate Won’t Win and action steps
This event is in person at Temple Emanu-el and unfortunately we are unable to offer a hybrid option at this time. Childcare will be provided during the event. Temple Emanu-el is an ADA accessible building with a parking lot. ASL Interpretation is available upon request. Email [email protected] with accessibility questions or needs. Per DJJ's COVID policy, masks are required when not eating/drinking.
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