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Out & Equal Virtual LGBTQ Summit

By Charlotte Robinson, September 25, 2020

This year’s Out & Equal 2020 Summit is going virtual from October 5th to 9th & with Trump’s new Executive Order expanding a ban on racial sensitivity training to federal contractors it is crucial to tune in to where our LGBTQ community stands in the workplace moving forward. Erin Uritus, CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates stated, “This Executive Order is a perfect example of unchecked power, of weaponized privilege & of dog whistles that inflame racial tensions -- the very practices that these trainings are meant to eliminate. We in the LGBTQ community know what it's like to be discriminated against & to have the lessons of our lived experience denied by those who hold power. Today, we commit to the members of our community & others targeted by this order -- be they Black, Indigenous, or other people of color, or women -- we will stand together to fight for equality. Our first reaction to the president’s action is to state the simple the truth of what President Trump's thought police would deny us: America has a race problem. White people have unearned privilege. Men have unearned privilege & this needs to change. In 10 days, we will host the largest LGBTQ workplace conference in the world. The Out & Equal Workplace Summit brings together more than 70% of the Fortune 1000 companies to learn how to confront bigotry & racism & build cultures of belonging. President Trump should come. He could stand to learn a thing or two.” This year's Summit will leverage all of the assets of digital mediums & offer enhanced capacity for connection, career development & expertise sharing. There will be speakers, performers, workshops & more. For More Info: outandequal.org

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