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360 Health & Empowerment Fair for LBTQ Women

Apr 29 9:00am

April 29, 2017

Join us for an empowering day with LBTQ Women to take action and protect our body, mind, and politics in challenging times. Enjoy a day of meeting new friends, bring family and kin to learn about the things you care about, and take advantage of free interactive workshops offered by LBTQ women, a powerful keynote speech about resistance and self-care, and an informative stroll through our Health and Know Your Rights Fair. Don’t miss a stop by the Center’s very own Audre Lorde Program for LBTQ Women table which will offer tips just for us and talk about our legal, mental, and physical health services. Remember to pick up giveaways, enjoy free coffee and lunch, and take the opportunity to tie in some yoga or Pilates with friends into your Saturday morning!

Workshops include:
· Digital Privacy in the Trump Era by Hannah Howard
· Online Activism by Lesbians Who Tech
· Staying Health as We Age by CVS
· How to Be an Activist in These Troubling Times Without Losing Your Mind by Dr. Lauren Costine and Linda Santiman, MA, LMFT, Psychosocial Case Manager Supervisor Health Services, LA LGBT Center

Keynote speaker:
Amita Swadhin will talk about what an intersectional and sustainable approach to resistance looks like for the next four years–self-care, interdependence, politicizing sexual violence, using intersectionality. They are an LA-based educator, storyteller, activist, and consultant dedicated to fighting interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. In January 2017, Amita testified on behalf of survivors of sexual violence and LGBTQ Americans in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee against Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination as the US Attorney General. Amita leads Power, Pleasure, Purpose, an online course for survivors of child sexual abuse to engage in individual and collective healing, and is also the Founder and Director of Mirror Memoirs, a project centering the narratives and leadership of LGBTQ people of color who survived child sexual abuse. Amita's commitments and approach to this work stem from their experience as a genderqueer, femme queer woman of color, daughter of immigrants, and years of abuse by their parents, including eight years of rape by their father.

This event is free. RSVP at Eventbrite.

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