Our November community night dinner features:
Showing Up as an Ally to the LGBTQ Community: Five Things You Can Do Now
In a world where attitudes about gender identity and sexuality are changing every day, we have more opportunities than ever to develop our own sense of allyship. Sometimes small shifts can send a powerful message of inclusion, especially for transgender and non-binary people. In this interactive conversation, we will focus on five tangible things you can do to demonstrate you’re an LGBTQ ally, starting from where you are right now.
Brian Buford is the Director of Employee Development and Success at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. Over his 30-year career with UofL, Brian has helped build a campus community where all students, faculty, and staff feel welcome, safe, and included. He opened a staffed LGBT Center in 2007, the first of its kind in Kentucky, and helped UofL become the most LGBT-welcoming campus in the United States, as ranked by LGBT Outfitters. Brian is an instructor in the College of Education, Educational and Counseling Psychology Department, and is a trainer/consultant for Catapult Now. In 2016 Brian was appointed to the National Diversity Advisory Council for the American Red Cross and also established the university’s first scholarship for undocumented students.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Meal reservations are required and must be received by Wednesday, November 20, at 12:00p.
Seating is limited.