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LGBTQ Awareness Week

 

April 4 - 7, 2021

 

Whether you are LGBTQ+, an ally or just part of the Anderson community, bring your questions, expand your knowledge and join our discussions for Out@Anderson's annual Awareness Week. This year, we’re focusing on resilience in the context of LGBT populations. The past year has kept many of us physically distant and drastically altered the landscape of our community spaces. How can we enable each other to develop more resilience? How can we be stronger together even when we're apart? We hope you can take part in our discussions and celebrations and join us for all of the great guest speakers and panels we have in store for the week.

#StrongerTogether #Resilience

Valenza and Moody Family planning

Lunchtime Conversation:

Family Planning and Foster Parenting

Tuesday, April 6 - 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Join us for a conversation with Rich Valenza, founder and chief executive officer of RaiseAChild Inc., and Dr. Christine Moody from UCLA TIES for Families as we discuss foster parenting. Raise A Child Inc. is the nationwide leader in the recruitment, retention and support of LGBTQ+ and all prospective parents interested in building loving families for foster children®. In its 10-year history, RaiseAChild has served more than 25,000 prospective and current foster and foster-to-adopt parents across the United States.  

*Current students: register here using CampusGroups.
*Non-current students: join using this Zoom link

Got questions? Contact Taylor Smith

Devon Dickau, Don Haisch, Rebecca Lee, Stephen Seo

Evening Panel:

Impact After Anderson

Tuesday, April 6 - 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Hear from a diverse panel of Anderson alumni as they share stories on making significant impact for LGBT employees at their workplaces. This panel will cover topics such as improving the LGBT employee experience, developing employee resource groups and building communities via partnerships.

*Current students: register here using CampusGroups.
*Non-current students: join using this Zoom link.

Got questions? Contact Randall Jones

Damian Pelliccione and Christopher J. Rodriguez

Evening Panel: Spotlighting LGBTQ+ Founders

Moderator: Tiffany Barillas
Panelists: Damian Pelliccione and Christopher J. Rodriguez (Revry, Inc), Melanie Cristol (Lorals)

Wednesday, April 7 - 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs often face discrimination at many steps along their founder journeys. According to Forbes, “A 2016 study by StartOut reported that 37% of LGBT startup founders in the United States did not come out to their investors, and LGBT-founded companies raised 11% less capital than a sample of their non-LGBT peers.” Join us for a moderated panel discussion featuring LGBTQ+ founders to learn about their journeys through entrepreneurship and to hear their advice for students restarting their careers.

*Current students: register here using CampusGroups.
*Non-current students: join using this Zoom link.

Got questions? Contact Taylor Smith.

Cocktail Class and Happy Hour

Wednesday, April 7 - 7:00 p.m.

Join Our/Los Angeles Vodka and I Wore Lipstick for a cocktail class and discussion about how organizations can partner with the LGBTQ+ community. 

*Current students: register here using CampusGroups.
*Non-current students: join using this Zoom link.

Got questions? Contact Randy Jones.