Let’s get comfortable talking about queer issues in a respectful way. Join us for this discussion on LGBTQIA2S+ terms and what that acronym actually stands for. Learn about why pronouns are important in creating more welcoming spaces and how to use them like a champ. This workshop is geared towards beginners and folx wanting to brush up on their understanding.
This Lunch and Learn is for Yukonstruct and NorthLight community members only and will be available in-person at NorthLight Innovation in the NorthwesTel Event Space. Space is limited to keep with Covid restrictions, so please register in advance to secure your spot.
About the Presenters:
Joe Wickenhauser (he/him) is the Executive Director for the Yukon Pride Centre and currently lives in Whitehorse on the traditional territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwächän Council. Joe grew up in rural Saskatchewan and did his Master’s thesis on LGBTQIA2S+ history and culture in smaller centres. Joe has a cat, a dog, and crocheted his first blanket this winter!
Ames Val (they/them) is a Queer adopted Dene from NWT, who grew up mostly in Whitehorse. They are the Program Development Manager for the Yukon Pride Centre and are splitting their time this year between the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwächän Council in the Yukon and the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in BC.