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The Diversity Dish

The Diversity Dish, Public Discussions on LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

Join us for our new series, The Diversity Dish.

Networking, free breakfast, and tips for helping your business or organization affirm LGBTQ+ employees, customers, and clients.

Hosted at the United Way of Central Ohio | 360 S. Third St., Columbus

JUNE 27 | 9-10:30AM | The Gender Unicorn

Think it doesn’t exist?  Think again! The Gender Unicorn is a tool for understanding sexual orientation, gender identities, where they overlap and where they don’t. Presented by Ramona Peel, Lead Trainer, Equitas Health Institute.

JULY 25 | 9-10:30AM | Health Literacy

Our ability to access and understand health information and services impacts our overall health, especially within historically oppressed populations, like the LGBTQ+ community. Learn how Health Literacy tools can help. Presented by Charles Abernathy, Health Literacy Program Coordinator, Equitas Health.

AUG 29 | 9-10:30AM | Q is for Queer

What does it mean and who should use it? Learn to navigate the multiple meanings, purposes, and understandings of the “Q” in LGBTQ+. Presented by Zoe Fawcett Freggens, Education Manager, Equitas Health Institute.

SEPT 26 | 9-10:30AM  | Structural Competency

The physical environment of a medical space, workspace or public locale matters. Learn tips for ensuring your space is LGBTQ+ friendly. Presented by Julia Applegate, Director, Equitas Health Institute.

OCT 24 | 9-10:30AM | Recruitment & Retention of QPOC in the Workplace

Want to support queer people of color in your workplace? Learn about implicit bias, tokenization, code-switching, the difference between Cultural Humility and Cultural Competency, and why it all matters. Presented by Dominic Ali, Community Engagement Manager, Equitas Health Institute.

NOV 13 | 9-10:30AM | Pronouns and Gender Inclusive Language

Using inclusive language is critical for working with and serving transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, and gender expansive folks. This session will get you started. Presented by Ramona Peel, Lead Trainer, Equitas Health Institute.

DEC 12 | 12-1:30PM (Lunch!) | The New/Last Era of HIV

We have the tools to stop HIV in our lifetime. Join us for an overview of the tools and how to use them. Presented by The Equitas Health Prevention Team .

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