August 5 - Pride goes on: Solidarity in the time of a pandemic

Join the OFL Solidarity & Pride Committee for a webinar on the ways COVID-19 has been affecting 2SLGBTQI+ communities.

The webinar will discuss the ways COVID-19 has affected Black, Black trans, and 2-Spirit lives. We will explore the ways that liberation groups can work together in this pivotal time and our intersectional commitment to justice for all. Panelists will speak from their expertise and lived experience on these issues before participants move to breakout discussion on four topics:

  • Gay blood ban
  • 2SLGBTQI+ communities, aging, and long-term care
  • Transitioning at work
  • Gay-straight Alliances

Panelists include:

Dr. Jill Andrew, PhD is the MPP for Toronto-St.Paul's. Jill serves as the Ontario NDP Culture Critic and Women's Issues Critic for the Official Opposition. Jill is also a member of the Ontario NDP Black Caucus, a first of it's kind in Ontario legislative history. Jill also sits on the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. Jill is the first Black and Queer person to be elected to the Ontario Legislature and reportedly in Canada. Follow her on twitter @JILLSLASTWORD

Ravyn Wngz is an African, Bermudian, 2Spirit, Mohawk, Queer Transcendent Empowerment Movement Storyteller, Black lives matter Toronto steering committee. Follow her on twitter @RavynWngz

Miranda Schreiber is a writer, researcher, and advocate for 2SLGBTQI+ health equity. Follow her on twitter @Mir3019

Marjolaine LaPointe is an Equity and Inclusive Education Consultant and has been working in the field of Indigenous Education since 2002. Her primary focus is language and culture revitalization through contemporary and traditional teaching methods, weaving culture and language across curriculum strands, and student engagement. Currently focused on Equity in the classroom, Marjolaine’s skills and knowledge in the realms of privilege, anti-racism, culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy, and professional development for teachers are an invaluable asset to the education field.

Terence Kernaghan (He/Him/His) is the NDP Member of Provincial Parliament for London North Centre and 2SLGBTQ+ Critic. He is passionate about social justice, health care, housing, and education. Before politics he was an elementary school teacher-librarian, workplace steward, and teacher local executive member. As an educator, his work focused on critical literacy, digital citizenship, media literacy, and social justice. Terence is also London Ontario's first openly-gay MPP.

August 05, 2020 at 7pm - 9pm

Will you come?