$15 – $35

Over the Rainbow: Understanding the Intersections of Sexuality & Gender

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Chicago Freedom School

719 S. State Street 4th Floor

Chicago, IL 60605

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This is a LGBT 101 training designed to empower participants with the tools to engage introductory conversations about gender and sexuality to support their ability to be critical, conscious, and culturally aware professionals within diverse working environments. Participants will use popular education to briefly explore: LGBT terms and definitions, LGBT youth homelessness, violence against trans woman of color, and issues in employment and healthcare access for trans and queer identified people.

Tickets offered on a sliding scale. Please inquire about scholarships at info@chicagofreedomschool.org

Dinner is provided.

About the Facilitator:

Xavier Danae MaatRa is a community organizer and activist from Southern New Jersey. For over a decade he has traveled the country as a organizer in the labor movement, social justice workshop facilitator and youth advocate. Prior to becoming the Training Consultant for the Chicago Freedom School, Xavier worked with the Drop-In Program at the Broadway Youth Center and helped build a coalition of youth agencies to strengthen youth programs on Chicago's southwest side. Xavier is a self-proclaimed music fiend, budding poet, and student of Pan African Studies. He's passionate about creating workshops that showcase the connection between popular education, people's history and the rhythms of Funk, Hip Hop and Jazz as tools of resistance, transformation, and political change.

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