LGBTQ+ Black Lives Matter
Unity Town Hall
October 17th & October 18th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
We live in a period where social contradictions have been laid bare by the racism in our communities: ongoing murder of black people by police, mass incarceration, high unemployment, lack of access to health care, climate crisis, voter suppression, a broken system of education, and COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black, Indigenous and POC communities. As same-gender-loving and LGBTQ+ community members let’s unite to make things right.
In this virtual town hall panelists and participants, will break out in small groups to explore:
- Where does it hurt? The injury to the individual and community from racism, internalized oppression and unconscious/implicit bias.
- How addressing anti-black bias will benefit all people. Who benefits from crises if unchecked? Who benefits when we “other” each other?
Organized by Openhouse’s Leadership Council on Queerness, Race, and Privilege – a member-initiated working group