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Honoring LGBTQ Ancestors

LGBTQ people have always existed. This pride month, let us come together to give thanks to the LGBTQ ancestors who charted the path to bring us to where we are today. 

We will walk through centuries of LGBTQ history by learning about people whose lives helped shape the diverse LGBTQ movement. Together, we will craft an altar to honor their lives. The workshop will include abundant time for us to share our knowledge and memories with each other: If there are ancestors you want to honor through this event, please bring a picture or other item for the altar.

Intergenerational event! Youth and elders highly encouraged to attend.

Presenter Bio: Vanessa Raditz is an educator with the Queer Ecojustice Project, and holds a Master of Public Health from UC Berkeley. Vanessa has given workshops at the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change Conference for two years in a row, and created the first Queer Ancestor Altar at the Building Resilient Communities Convergence in Northern California. Vanessa is a white gender-queer & femme-fluid farmer and environmental educator dreaming, teaching and healing in alliance with people’s movements for collective liberation. Pronouns: They/them please!

Registration is requested:

Register here for the June 28th event at the Main Branch in Westhampton:
http://www.bcls.lib.nj.us/calendar/honoring-lgbtq-ancestors

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1571618179631388/