LBTQ Women’s 360 Health & Empowerment Fair


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Join us for an empowering day with LBTQ women to take action and protect our body, mind, and politics in challenging times. Enjoy a day of meeting new friends, and bring family and kin to learn about things you care about! All are welcome to take advantage of free interactive workshops offered by LBTQ women, a powerful keynote speech about resistance and self-care, and our Health and Know Your Rights Fair. Then, stop by the Center’s Audre Lorde Program for LBTQ Women table for advice and information about our legal, mental, and physical health services. Plus, pick up giveaway items, enjoy free coffee and lunch, and take part in Saturday morning yoga or Pilates!

Workshops include:
· Digital Privacy in the Trump Era by Hannah Howard
· Online Activism by Lesbians Who Tech
· Staying Health as We Age by CVS Pharmacy
· How to Be an Activist in These Troubling Times Without Losing Your Mind by Dr. Lauren Costine and Linda Santiman, MA, LMFT, Psychosocial Case Manager Supervisor Health Services, LA LGBT Center

Keynote speaker:
Amita Swadhin will talk about what an intersectional and sustainable approach to resistance looks like for the next four years – self-care, interdependence, politicizing sexual violence, and using intersectionality. They are an LA-based educator, storyteller, activist, and consultant dedicated to fighting interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. In January 2017, Amita testified on behalf of survivors of sexual violence and LGBTQ Americans in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee against Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination as the US Attorney General. Amita leads Power, Pleasure, Purpose: an online course for survivors of child sexual abuse to engage in individual and collective healing. They are also the Founder and Director of Mirror Memoirs: a project centering the narratives and leadership of LGBTQ people of color who survived child sexual abuse. Amita's commitments and approach to this work stem from their experience as a genderqueer, femme queer woman of color, daughter of immigrants, and years of abuse by their parents, including eight years of rape by their father.

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