LGBTQ Allyship believes that in order to build strong communities we must have strong leaders. Our Leadership Institute is designated for 15 individuals to be trained in civic engagement skills, anti-oppression values and deeply rooted in allyship theory of change. Leaders will learn from housing experts from city and state government and from knowledgeable organizations executing this important work at ground level. Leaders will gain technical skills and become familiar with public speaking, story sharing in all forms of media, event planning, story-collecting for advocacy, advocacy skills community-led resource gathering, mobilization, community organizing skills and an analysis around the connection between racism, classism, sexism, adultism and ageism.
WHO CAN APPLY?
1. 10 to 15 LGBTQ grassroot progressive advocates/activists
2. Ages 18 and up welcome, affected by housing instability
3. A commitment of... (6) 5-hour training dates plus a 3-hour orientation
4. Ability to volunteer 5 to 7 hours a month
5. Ability to attend all trainings, planning meetings and social gatherings (some exceptions allowed)
6. An open mind and a willingness to learn to be a better ally, advocate for LGBTQ youth and elders issues and approach work from an intersectional lens
Applications are due by 5 pm, Wednesday June 7th.
May 20th - Orientation/Social, Verity Credit Union Northgate - 11027 Meridian Ave N Ste 101, Seattle, WA 98133
*Optional but encouraged for folx applying after May 20th
June 10th - 1st Training, 12th Ave Arts - 1620 12th Ave Ste 206, Seattle, WA 98122
June 24th - Brunch + Pride Activities, Cal Anderson Park - 1635 11th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98119
July 8th - 2nd Training, 12th Ave Arts - 1620 12th Ave Ste 206, Seattle, WA 98122
July 18th - Game Night & Potluck, TBA
August 12th - 3rd Training, TBA
September 9th - 4th Training, 12th Ave Arts - 1620 12th Ave Ste 206, Seattle, WA 98122
October 14th - 5th Training, 12th Ave Arts - 1620 12th Ave Ste 206, Seattle, WA 98122
November 11th - 6th Training, 12th Ave Arts - 1620 12th Ave Ste 206, Seattle, WA 98122
November 15th - Graduation Celebration
This is our 3rd Leadership Institute, and we are able to offer this training for free due to individual donors, and private grants from the Pride Foundation and Communities of Opportunites.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Isyss Honnen (she/her)
LGBTQ Allyship Administrative Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 428-1986.