Engendering Community Submissions
Members of Utah’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community have until Nov. 1 to submit panel and workshop proposals for Engendering Community, this year’s gender conference being held during November as part of the Utah Pride Center’s Transgender Awareness Month. To submit send name(s) and short bio(s), a title and description of a proposed session and a preferred time slot (60 or 90-minute slots are available) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Inclusion Center, located on the campus of Westminster College, regularly offers workshop for youth and adults aimed at decreasing all forms of oppression. For more information about the center’s anti-bullying programs for students and teachers contact 801-832-3260 or email@example.com.
El Dia De Los Muertos
The Utah Pride Center, Noche Latina, Entre Nosotros and Latinas Unidas will hold a celebration of El Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), a holiday celebrated in Mexican and Mexican-American communities to honor ancestors and friends who have passed on. The party will include an alter upon which participants may place photos of deceased loved ones as well as the deceased’s favorite treats and items, a practice in keeping with El Dia de Los Muertos’ traditions. Food will be available for purchase and there will also be a film screening.
When: Oct. 29, 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Utah Pride Center, 361 N. 300 West
Lesbians Living Our Visions
The Utah Pride Center will host “Living Our Visions: A Workshop for Lesbians Planning Later Life” for lesbians and bisexual women of all gender identities, as well as anyone interested in older lesbian and bisexual women’s health. The workshop will be a brainstorming session on identifying the needs of older lesbians and bisexual Utah women as well as ways in which Utah can become a welcoming and supportive place for queer women to retire. The workshop will be recorded as it is part of facilitator Liz Abrams’ thesis project; however, Abrams has said that she will work with attendees who do not wish to appear on camera.
When: Oct. 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (preregistration required)
Where: Utah Pride Center, 361 N. 300 West.
Registration: $5 before workshop date, which includes lunch (vegan and vegetarian options available)
Info: Liz abrams at 801-824-8370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.