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Conversations: Gender & Sexuality at Home & at Work

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citygirl@work

639 West Diversey Parkway

#221

Chicago, IL 60614

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Join us to discuss the experiences of LGBTQ+ families and community members and talk about how we can demystify gender & sexuality.

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Join us for the third Conversations series: Gender & Sexuality at Home and at Work.

  • We will discuss the experiences of LGBTQ+ families and community members and talk about how we can demystify gender & sexuality for children and adults.
  • A panel of LGBTQ+ parents and community members will discuss their experiences and answer questions you may have about how to have conversations about gender and sexuality with your kids or colleagues.
  • We will have two representatives from the Center on Halsted’s volunteer LGBTQ+ family programming committee talk about the services and programming the Center offers to support and engage families.

Let’s work together to learn how we can support and be inclusive of LGBTQ+ community members. Join parents, educators, and other community members for an evening of community building, craft making (pronoun pins), and discussion!

Evening schedule:

6:00-6:20pm Socializing and Pronoun Pins

6:20-7:30pm Panel Discussion

7:30-7:45pm Q&A

7:45-8:00pm Wrap up

Moderator

Cally Vevers (she/her) brings her fifteen years of experience with youth programming to the Center on Halsted’s Family Programming Committee. As Director of Auxiliary Programs at Bennett Day School she spends her days curating after school, summer camp, and youth athletics for students ages 3-18. She and her wife welcomed their first child in Spring 2019. Their only parenting disagreement is which Chicago Baseball team their daughter will support.

Panelists

Bill Rossi is a trusted executive-level consultant with more than two decades of experience growing revenue and enhancing workplace culture. He and his partner John are proud parents to twin 11 year-old girls, providing Bill with incredibly insightful perspective on maintaining balancing between career and a busy family life. Bill’s an advocate for the LGBTQ community and in 2018 and 2019, was named Notable LGBTQ Executive by Crain’s Chicago Business. Bill lends his financial management skills to 12 companies across the nation and locally, including Earles Architects and Associates, SEAATS, and Epic Gourmet Popcorn. He obtained a Master of Business Administration from DePaul Graduate School of Business.

Sarah Wilson has been a data strategy and analytics consultant at Deloitte ever since graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Statistics. She is on the leadership team for the Chicago office chapter of Deloitte's LGBTQ+ employee resource group, and last year launched a peer mentorship network. Sarah lives in Andersonville with her girlfriend and their three cats, and enjoys being part of a local performance choir.

Korrigan Burton (they/them/theirs) is the owner of Uncommon Closet LLC, a custom clothing and tailoring business geared towards the LGBTQ+ community and those with body not catered to in common fashion. Korrigan received their BFA in Theatre Production Design and Technology with a focus on costumes at Millikin University and worked on an MFA in Costume Technology at Ohio University before deciding to go into tailoring at a shop in Chicago. After a few months of working there, Korrigan decided to open Uncommon Closet as a way to help their fiancée and fellow queers feel more comfortable in their clothing.

Amy Torres has dedicated her career in education to fostering school environments that nurture the innate brilliance and curiosity of our children, our future. Amy and her partner, Ayo, are humbled by the beauty and passion with which their 21 year old daughter, Anais, is living her life as a young adult. Since early childhood, Anais has been a fierce advocate for the LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ POC community telling her story and redefining what family looked like for many of her peers. Amy and her partner are long time Oak Parkers. They are currently enjoying the empty-nester life travelling, creating, cuddling with their pup, and basking in the simple pleasures of an underbooked schedule.

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Please email Jessie@weeventschicago.com if you have any accessibility needs. Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

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Ria Pretekin is an educator, counselor and coach. She is a Filipina American mom of two, originally from Los Angeles and currently lives in the city of Chicago. Ria’s passion is to create community through cultural awareness. She is helping her children discover their Filipino American identities through adventures and storytelling. @urbanohana

Russell Pagano (they/them) is a non-binary parent and partner from the rural midwest, currently living in the Logan Square. Professionally, they have several years of experience in event planning and execution and have worked mostly in the non-profit sector. Currently, they work as an Event Planner and Executive Assistant with the Network for College Success at the University of Chicago.

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Chicago, IL 60614

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