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Opening the Door on Aging: Wired to Connect ... a conference on intergenerational LGBTQ connectiveness

Opening the Door on Aging: Wired to Connect ... a conference on intergenerational LGBTQ connectiveness

This conference is a unique opportunity for community members and professionals to create space for older and younger LGBTQ people. It will be a chance to share knowledge and skills, as well as build intergenerational social networks and connections.
To date, presentations include:
Connecting Through Kuwento: Conversations of Younger and Elderly Queer Filipinos. A presentation on the intergenerational story telling practice which used by elderly Queer Filipinos;
TRANS-GENERATING: Black Queer Youth and Black & Brown Elders Connecting. A panel that focuses on the Internet as a way to bring together LGBTI elders and youth of colour across the generations towards greater community solidarity.
Community Expression Through Collage. This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about the use of art as a tool to better understand our own health and the health of our community. This workshop will be fun, informative and full of creativity!
Hidden Rainbow: Queers with Disabilities. A workshop on the inclusion of LGBTQ persons with disabilities;
A Day in the Life: Together We Are Not Alone, Rainbow Bridges Across Generations. An experimental arts' based workshop that uses story telling techniques to capture collective and personal histories;
Intergenerational collaborations and mentorship. A workshop on the intergenerational PHA mentorship program, The Legacy Project. Presenters will use this project as a springboard to engage participants in sharing experiences, insights and ideas about successful models and potential projects that would foster intergenerational collaborations within and beyond the LGBT communities.
Growing Up LGBT2SQ. A panel conversation about growing up LGBT2SQ across generations and in multiple countries/regions, with a focus on human rights and developing communities.
A community conversation about loss and resilience across generations of LGBTQ communities.
An arts based presentation of LGBTQ language that bridges terminology across generations.

Conference Fees

Conference fee: $100

Community Member fee: $50 (sliding scale available)
Community Members are LGBTQ people of any age who are not representing an agency/institution at the conference. LGBT students are also eligible for sliding scale fees.Sliding scale is $25 and can be requested and paid for on the registration page.

*LGBTQ people who are representing an agency are asked to pay the full conference fee.

Student fee: $50

The Student Fee applies to students who are not LGBTQ.

For more information on how to register please visit:

• All ages welcome
• Ticketed event
• Accessible space

Event Date: June 23, 2020
Event Start Time: 9:00 AM
Event Location: The 519 Church Street Community Centre 519 Church St, Toronto

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