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Do you work with older adults and/or the LGBT2Q+ community? Are you a senior in LGBT2Q+ communities, or an ally? Do you want to gather with other older adults and service providers to shine a light on issues facing queer and trans seniors?

People of all cultures and backgrounds are invited to join us as we launch a new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Two-Spirit, Queer/Questioning (LGBT2Q+) Community Response Network (CRN) for Seniors! Our goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of queer-identified older adults, by working together to eliminate instances of abuse, neglect, and self-neglect. Join keynote speaker Dr. Jen Marchbank of SFU and facilitator Claire Robson of Kwirk-e for day of information-sharing and workshops. Participation is free, with lunch included. 

More information and registration at   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/over-the-rainbow-lgbt2q-seniors-in-the-lower-mainland-tickets-56365062419


"Sharing our Journeys" meets in the Youth Space in Sunnyside Community Hall at Bakerview Park, 1845 154 St, Surrey the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 through June, after which we'll take a break for summer. SOJ is an intergenerational potluck and informal discussion circle for LGBT2Q+ older adults (55+) and youth (13-24). Participants covenant together to be respectful and inclusive; and to maintain confidentiality so that we all feel empowered to share openly with one another. This is a terrific opportunity to make new friends, learn from one another, and grow more authentically into our sexual and gender identities.  For more info., contact Neil at communityprograms@alexhouse.net or 604-535-0015 ext 236.

Date(s): 
June 5, 2019 5:30 pm

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