TLM Online Presents: Queer Resilience
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Online | San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
From “Quarantea” dances hosted via Zoom to meal deliveries to LGBTQIA+ seniors, the trans and queer community is continuing to find ways to come together—and uplift one another—in the wake of Covid-19. On May 12, join the Tenderloin Museum for Queer Resilience, a digital panel between leading trans and queer organizers who will discuss how they’re supporting their community members in times of crisis—and how others can get involved and tackle pertinent, ongoing issues concerning the LGBTQIA+ community.
Featuring Shannon Amitin, Queer Nightlife Fund representative; Suzanne Ford, San Francisco Pride board member; Michelle Alcedo, Openhouse Program Director; and moderated by Pete Kane, San Francisco Pride Communications Manager, panelists will address participating in Global Pride, the virtual, 24-hour global Pride celebration, business ownership within the trans community, and how to bridge the intergenerational gap between young and elderly LGBTQIA+ community members.
About the panelists:
Shannon is a LGBTQ activist, event producer, and entrepreneur dedicated to creating and preserving space for LGBTQ folks in San Francisco. Shannon is a Board member of the Castro LGBT Cultural District, Castro Merchants and Alice B Toklas Democratic Club
Suzanne Ford is a fierce activist working toward equal rights for the Trans community. She is employed as a Regional Sales Manager at Revere Packaging, being named by Plastic News as one of Women Breaking the Mold in the Packaging Industry in 2017. Suzanne is a board member of SF Pride and was elected as the current Treasurer. She also serves on the Boards of Spahr Center and Trans Heartline . Suzanne lives in the SF Bay area with her wife Beverly and son, Daniel. She is available to speak to groups or employers about trans issues and her experience facing the world as a trans woman!
Michelle Alcedo (she/her) is Director of Programs at Openhouse, the only organization in the city whose mission is to support LGBTQ seniors. She has had the privilege of working alongside LGBTQ seniors for 12+ years and is eager to share her passion and experiences with community.
Peter Lawrence Kane is the Communications Manager for San Francisco Pride and a former editor of SF Weekly who is on a quest to visit all 62 national parks in the U.S. His writing has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, The Guardian, 48 Hills, Salon, VICE, and other outlets. He lives in the Mission.
Free | Suggested donation of $10
The event is limited to 500 attendees.
Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event to those who register.
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