Date: Thursday, August 15th
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm (CST)
This webinar will teach you basics on working with LGBTQ++ survivors of color and how to make your organization welcoming and supporting for them. We will review broad concepts as well as specific policy and practice changes.
During the webinar, participants will:
- Understand the differences between gender, sexual orientation, and sex.
- Begin to understand the impact of privilege & oppression on LGBTQ++ survivor's safety and access to services.
- Understand what survivor leadership is and how your organization can begin to nourish it in your organization
- Identify strengths and places of growth when working with LGBTQ++ survivors of color
- Understand what policies and procedures can hinder the experiences of LGBTQ++ survivors of color in your organization
Damian Lima, Community Organizer, Health Advocater, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center
Damián Lima is an advocate for the health and rights of Transgender, queer, and immigrant people. He graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor's degree in Women's and Gender Studies. His passion for LGBTQ and health issues has led him to work in various paid and unpaid roles including Co-Chair of the Bayard Rusting Breakfast Committee, co-organizer of the second Gender Reel Film Festival in Boston, as well as numerous community building events. In 2015 he received the Network/La Red's Community Luminary Award, and in 2016 was recognized by Fenway Health for his contributions to the improvement of Transgender healthcare. He also worked as part of The Leadership Crew, a collaboration between agencies serving LGBT POC to build leadership skills among survivors of partner abuse. He currently is the coordinator of the Health Promotion Center at SJPHC and serves on the Health Equity Advisory Committee for the Boston Public Health Commission.
Vilma Uribe, Survivor Advocate, Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center at Brandeis University
Vilma is a Texas native, who attended Oberlin College. For the past seven years, she has been advocating for survivors of domestic and sexual violence across Massachusetts. She currently serves on the MA Governor’s Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence and the LGBTQIA Domestic Violence Coalition. In her free time, you can find her planning brunches with Dinosaur (her cat).