YMCA of Montclair To Host Pride Brave Space Community Dialogue, June 22

The YMCA of Montclair is hosting a June event in its ongoing Brave Space Community Dialogue series.

This event will focus on the unique experiences and challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community. The event is designed to create dialogue through lecture, conversation, and a question and answer period. Participants are encouraged to explore their own biases, build their knowledge and understanding, and approach this topic with empathy.

The lecture will:
-Review terminology related to LGBTQ+ communities.
-Explain the unique challenges and health disparities facing LGBTQ+ communities.

-Identify ways to create safer and more supportive environments for LGBTQ+ communities.
-Discuss the resources available to develop a deeper understanding.

The discussion will be led by Emma Vibber. Ms. Vibber lives in Chicago, Illinois, and is the Quality and Professional Development Manager for a statewide coalition that seeks to provide Illinois youth with quality and affordable afterschool programming. Ms. Vibber is originally from the Philadelphia area where she attended West Chester University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Ms. Vibber has earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies and rooted her collegiate career in gender studies, social equity, and feminism. She has been a longtime advocate and member of the Central Bucks YMCA in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Join the PRIDE Brave Space Community Dialogue Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6:30-8pm The event is free, and all are welcome. Register on Zoom.

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