The Junior League of Omaha Diversity and Inclusion Committee is proud to bring Eric Reiter from OutNebraska for Trans101 training on September 23 from 7-8 p.m.
The mission of OutNebraska is “To empower, celebrate and grow LGBTQ+ communities in Nebraska” and their vision is “Nebraska communities that embrace and celebrate the full spectrum of LGBTQ+ people.”
In this training, participants will learn about the history of the trans community, correct language and how to use it, how trans people intersect with multiple other identities, how present-day trans people are being affected by public policy and discrimination in the public sphere, as well as how folks can become accomplices to trans liberation.
As a League, we aim to be inclusive and welcoming to all women. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee sees value in helping JLO members and sustainers understanding the ins and outs of the LGBTQ experience as well as the trans community.
From Diversity and Inclusion committee member Sheena Helgenberger on the training: “Being an ally to the transgender people in my life, and to transgender people overall, begins with understanding the basics. Our presenter Eric will cover trans history, terminology, and ways to be advocates. I hope you can join us in this interactive zoom session!”
We also see value in understanding the experiences of the trans community based on the volunteering that JLO members do. From Community Impact Council Director Catherine Harrington: “As human beings, we are all so different and I think it is so important to learn and appreciate how other people experience life. It helps me keep an open mind and be a better advocate for equal human rights. Most of all I think people want to be heard and respected for who they are and me listening is the first step.”
Members: sign up for Trans101 on Digital Cheetah today!