Sunday March 18th at 5 pm
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
17 Bond St, Westminster, MD 21157
Family Acceptance within Families of Color
Presented by: Kelly Brooks-Hailey
This session will explore the cultural differences that families of color face with acceptance of their LGBTQ loved one and will identify some of the unique challenges that LGBTQ people of color face within communities of color. Participants are encouraged to share their stories and strategies for increasing support to LGBTQ diverse communities.
In this session you will:
Better understand some of the cultural differences, language barriers, and family dynamics that may impact how parents, families, and communities of color struggle with acceptance of a LGBTQ loved one
Discuss some of the unique challenges African American LGBTQ people, their parents, and extended families face in building acceptance within their community
Gain strategies and resources to better support individuals, parents, and families of color that come to PFLAG for support
Kelly Brooks-Hailey is a graduate of UMBC with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is pursuing her Masters degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Having become a Leadership Essentials graduate from Loyola Sellinger School of Business, she is an emerging leader and entrepreneur within her community. She currently serves on the Steering Committee and Strategic Planning Committee of PFLAG Howard County developing an outreach project to various POC communities in Howard County, Maryland. Kelly has worked in the human services field for over six years serving vulnerable populations within the Baltimore area.
Her primary focus is LGBTQ and women’s self-empowerment however, she has a passion to serve, educate, and empower all those who desire to live a life of peace, freedom, abundance, wealth, and joy.
Friday, May 18th
6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Nonprofit Collaborative
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Join HopeWorks of Howard County and #OneHoward for SAGE Table, an experience for multiple generations of LGBTQ and allied people to come together and share a free meal and conversation. SAGE Table is an event held throughout the country to promote a more age-friendly community, and yo discuss ways we can strengthen it.
Reserve your free spot at:
Telling This Truth Theatrical Event
Performance at Slayton House Theater on Thursday, June, 21, 2018
We are seeking folks for the Cast!
Telling This Truth is an episodic play,
a series of narratives about
the soulful journeys of our lives,
linked together by the theme of triumph...
yet beautifully divergent in voice and experience.
What is it You want to Tell?
Seeking the Voices of…
…and other diverse stories of resilience
Register to audition at: wearehopeworks.org/events
Auditions held at HopeWorks on:
About the Auditions
Seeking individuals who are interested in performing the stories of their healing journey— complicated, humorous, traumatic, or poignant — every voice of triumph is needed. ALL are welcome: every laugh, every complication, every struggle, every smile and tear. People of ALL genders and ALL backgrounds are welcome to audition.
Please write and audition with your story that is 3 to 5 minutes in length. Theatre experience is not mandatory. If you are chosen to be part of the cast you must be available to attend a series of rehearsals that will begin April 19, 2018.
The performance will be held at the Slayton House Theatre in Columbia MD on Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7 to 9 pm.
For more information contact the Community Engagement Department at (410) 997—0304.
The mission of HopeWorks is to support and advocate for people in Howard County affected by sexual and intimate partner violence and engage the community in creating the change required for violence prevention.
HopeWorks envisions a world of interconnected people and communities actively working toward a society where all people are safe and valued and where everyone can reach their full potential.
We acknowledge that creating this vision requires long-term strategies that address the root causes of sexual and intimate partner violence. This means that HopeWorks’ staff, board and volunteers are invested and engaged in altering the systems and imbalances of power that maintain the status quo - including racism, poverty, and gendered violence.
At HopeWorks, we use the arts in three important ways to accomplish our mission: to support survivors in their healing; as a vehicle to increase awareness; and to imagine solutions to bring about social change.
We invite you to audition for HopeWorks’ social justice theatre production, “Telling This Truth.”
This event is made possible by the Howard County Arts Council through a grant from Howard County Government
Vanita Leatherwood, M.A., TLA | Director of Community Engagement
Pronouns | she/her/hers
HopeWorks of Howard County
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, Maryland 21046
Office: 410.997.0304 (ext. 7745)
Business Cell: 443.487.7489
Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events
Join your fellow Chamber members for a monthly networking
happy hour at West Madison Craft Beer & Wine Bar!
FREE for Members...but please REGISTER so we have a head count!
You won’t want to miss the First Annual Maryland LGBT Business Expo featuring LGBT Chamber Member Companies — come meet us!
We will kick off the EXPO with Keynote Speaker, Senator Rich Madaleno, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Maryland. The Expo will also feature ten different 30-minute sessions on a variety of topics by our member companies, including:
Admission to the EXPO is complimentary and you will also enjoy complimentary beer, wine and lite fare provided by Copper Kitchen, Constantine Wines, Heavy Seas Beer, Baltimore Eagle, Lord Baltimore Hotel, Flavor, and Touche Touchet Bakery and Café.
Reserve your FREE ticket EARLY and see you at the EXPO! We expect to sell out!
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