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The 2022 national theme is From Silence to Solidarity.

Panel discussion: From Silence to Solidarity

PFLAG Omaha representatives


PLFAG Omaha supports families, allies and people who are LGBTQ+, educates about the unique issues and challenges facing people who are LGBTQ+ and advocates in communities to change attitudes and create policies and laws that achieve full equality.

Join in conversation with a panel representing PFLAG Omaha to learn about and ask questions related to the LGBTQIA+ community and the road from silence to solidarity.

Date: Monday, June 20
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. CDT
Register for From Silence to Solidarity

VIRTUAL LECTURE: Black, Jewish & Queer: Navigating Judaism with Multiple Identities & Building Bridges

Rabbi Sandra Lawson, Director of Racial Diversity Equity & Inclusion for Reconstructing Judaism 

Sandra Lawson sees her multiple identities as an asset and uses her identities as a bridge builder. Her 21st century rabbinate takes her from nursing homes, to cafes, to the world of social media where she uses the aspects of her identity to connect with others.
Date: Wednesday, June 22
Time: 8:30-9:30 a.m. CDT
Register for Black, Jewish & Queer: Navigating Judaism with Multiple Identities & Building Bridges

Film & Discussion: Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America 

Discussion led by Tom Shepard, Director

LGBT refugees and asylum seekers from Africa and the Middle East flee persecution to seek better and safer lives in America. How they are treated once they arrive reveals both the good and the bad of America's immigration system.  

UNSETTLED is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the U.S. The film follows four new arrivals, each of whom have escaped potential peril in their native countries for being different. They’ve landed in the purported “gay mecca” of San Francisco, yet even there, building a new life in an adopted nation is a precarious undertaking. As new leadership in America continues to restrict immigrants and drastically cut the flow of refugees and asylum seekers, UNSETTLED sheds light on a group about which few people know. What are the costs persecuted immigrants pay for seeking refuge? And how are everyday Americans stepping forward to help those most in need?
Date: Thursday, June 23
Time: 2-3:45 p.m. CDT
Register for Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

VIRTUAL cONVERSATION: THE POWER OF UNLEARNING: THE SYSTEM IS INVISIBLE ON PURPOSE

DR. JONATHAN PAUL HIGGINS, WRITER & SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATOR FORCUSED ON GENDER, RACE & MEDIA

Dr. Higgins explores concepts related to the working and teachings of Peggy McIntosh. Through Q&A, participants may examine what we carry with us on a daily basis and discuss what it means for marginalized individuals to carry a heavier backpack. How can the collective team work collaboratively to lessen these weights?

Date: Monday, June 27
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m. CDT
Register for The Power of Unlearning: The System is Invisible on Purpose


VIRTUAL LECTURE: When the Personal is Constantly Made Political:  Expressing One’s Essential Gender and Sexuality at Home & in the World

A.T. Miller, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer, University of Nebraska Omaha

Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression (SOGI) are on a spectrum for all individuals that goes beyond the colors of the rainbow flag and the letters of an LGBT acronym.  This common fact of the natural world and human experience has been a focus of political contentiousness in U.S. society for generations, and has a strong impact on the lives and experiences of everyone. 
From individual experience as a married gay person who was one of the plaintiffs in the ACLU lawsuit for partner benefits in the state of Michigan and as a career diversity professional and faculty member, Dr. A.T. Miller will share the dilemmas of having one’s identity serve as a public political controversy as we close Pride Month 2022.

Date: Wednesday, June 29
Time: 12 noon -1 p.m. CDT
Register for When the Personal is Constantly Made Political

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Questions? Contact: interculturaled@mccneb.edu

ACCOMMODATIONS: Audience members requiring accommodations due to a disability must contact Barbara Velazquez, bvelazquez@mccneb.edu, 531-622-2253 at least two weeks prior to the program.