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Inclusion First: Engage. Educate. Equip.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday and Tuesday, repeating until Sunday, November 11, 2018

An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Sunday, November 11, 2018

An event every week that begins at 7:00am on Friday, repeating until Sunday, November 11, 2018

Why Inclusion? To transform ourselves, our churches, and our community to be more inclusive to our LGBT+ neighbors. Grow with us during this week-long community-building project with our LGBT+ neighbors, led by Luke Dowding, LGBT+ leader, activist, and consultant from London, UK.

TED Talks & Dessert: Sunday, November 4, 6 – 8 pm
Five inspiring speakers share their experiences of LGBT+ inclusion across the spectrum of church life in a TED Talk format facilitated by Jonathan Farman, President/CEO GIFT. Join us for insightful and challenging talks, and some great dessert, too! This is a free event and free child care is available with RSVP.

Dinner & Discussion, Part I: Monday, November 5, 5:30 – 7 pm
Dinner & Discussion, Part II: Tuesday, November 6, 5:30 – 7 pm
Presentation and guided discussion on how to increase inclusion in your church, community, workplace, or family. Cost (per night): $12/person or $50/table (of 6). Attending both nights is encouraged, but not required.

Lunch & Learn: Being Inclusive in the Workplace: Wednesday, November 7, 12 – 1 pm
Explore what inclusion in the workplace looks like and how businesses and organizations can start or continue this important work. Lunch is $10/person or you may opt to bring your own lunch.

Business Leader Breakfast: Friday, November 9, 7 – 8 am
Are we championing and curating work spaces where our people feel safe, empowered, and included? Join us for the discussion. This session will give leaders the chance to hear examples, receive input into their individual context, and to network with other leaders over breakfast. Breakfast is $7/person.

Community Worship Service: Friday, November 9, 12 – 1 pm
No RSVP needed. Please join us.
We want to learn and grow with you.


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