Los Angeles LGBT Center to Host Big Queer Convo Focused on Issues Faced by LBQ Women at Work - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center to Host Big Queer Convo Focused on Issues Faced by LBQ Women at Work

October 16, 2019
Contact: Gil Diaz
323-993-7622

On Wednesday, October 23, at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, a panel of tenured professionals from across a variety of industries will discuss the realities faced by lesbian, bisexual, and queer women in the workplace. Entitled Women’s Work: Perspectives on the Highs, Lows, and Where’d We Go?, the panel is co-sponsored by the Center and PwC and is part of a year-long celebration of the Center’s 50th Anniversary—one in a series of Big Queer Convo devoted to documenting the impact of LGBT people in various industries over the last half-century.


The panelists include Leslie O'Harrow, Tax Partner, PwC; Marquita Thomas, Executive Director, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; Lucinda Moorhead, TV Agent, United Talent Agency and Center Board Member; and Laura Luna P, Electric Utility Regulatory Project Analyst, Community Builder, and Cultural Curator. The panel will be moderated by Terra Russell-Slavin, Director, Policy and Community Building at the Center.

“From pay equity to harassment and unfair stereotypes, there’s still so much that needs to be done to achieve true parity in the workplace for women. At the same time, many LBQ women face additional barriers at work because of invisibility and discrimination. Our voices must be part of this broader conversation,” said Russell-Slavin. “Our panelists are LBQ voices from across a variety of industries. Their experiences and perspectives will illuminate current realities, including were we have succeeded while helping us set collective benchmarks about where were need to go as a community.”

A networking reception will be hosted by PwC at The Village courtyard following the panel discussion.

WHAT:                     
Big Queer Convo: Women’s Work
A conversation with of tenured professionals from across a variety of industries will discuss the realities faced by lesbian, bisexual, and queer women in the workplace.

A networking reception will be hosted by PwC at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza courtyard following the panel discussion.

 

WHO:                        

Leslie O'Harrow—Tax Partner, PwC

Marquita Thomas—Executive Director, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Lucinda Moorhead—TV Agent, United Talent Agency; Los Angeles LGBT Center Board Member

Laura Luna P—Electric Utility Regulatory Project Analyst, Community Builder, and Cultural Curator

Moderator: Terra Russell-Slavin—Director, Policy and Community Building, Los Angeles LGBT Center

WHEN:                     
Wednesday, October 23
Doors Open:
6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 7–8:30 p.m.
PwC Hosted Networking Reception:
8:30–10 p.m.
                   

WHERE:                  
Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

NOTE: With limited parking at the newly opened Anita May Rosenstein Campus, please allow extra time to find street parking or consider using a ride share service or public transportation.

TICKETS:     FREE admission. To RSVP, visit lalgbtcenter.org/bqc

About the Los Angeles LGBT Center

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond since 1969. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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