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MOESC Hosts Identity Matters

LGBTQ+ issues are as important as race when it comes to understanding and cooperation. To facilitate these conversations, Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center will present Identity Matters: LGBTQ Cultural Competency In Our Current World virtually on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The training will take place from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Key Beck (they, them, theirs) is the LGBTQ Training Specialist at Lighthouse Safe and Supported. They have over 15+ years’ experience facilitating equity and cultural competency trainings specializing in gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and the intersection of these identities through culture.

They have facilitated trainings with many state and local agencies including the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, Cincinnati Bar Association, Ohio Diversity Council, Ohio Children’s Alliance, and the Office of the Attorney General, and Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and Urban Appalachian Council amongst other community groups. They were recently featured in the 2020 Pride Edition of Cincinnati Magazine and they were awarded LGBTQ+ Leadership Award by the Ohio Diversity Council. 

At this workshop, Key will help us learn a basic vocabulary around gender identity and sexual orientation, introduce the concepts of shared values, and touch on the intersections of race, class, gender and sexual orientation in order to increase our cultural competency and fluency in social norms around gender and sexual identity. Key’s goal is to eliminate the fear, frustration, and reservation around having these needed conversations.

To register for this free workshop, go to www.moesc.net/register. Participants will receive a Zoom link via email.