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 Barriers to LGBTQ Empowerment: Dialogue to Action
Thursday February 16, 2017  // 6:00-8:00pm

It takes brave people and open hearts to uncover and challenge the social systems prohibiting full inclusion. LGBTQ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) and allies face discriminatory obstacles every day, in terms of healthcare, legal services, family and adoption advocacy, housing and employment, and more. They face threats of violence where they live, work, play and pray. Many are courageously leading a civil rights movement to empower sexual and gender minorities in the U.S.

Join us to explore the issues that currently challenge the LGBTQ community. Hear from area citizens with lived experiences. Hear social justice advocates address the legal and institutional obstacles to full inclusion. Meet representatives from local agencies and gather resources about how you can get involved in creating solutions.

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General Forum Information

The Alverno Forum invites the Greater Milwaukee community to engage in respectful dialogue and common effort for the public good. A variety of topics — all relevant to local needs and committed to Alverno’s philosophy of seeking broad perspective — are addressed during the school year, and each Forum is led by one of Alverno’s four schools: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing.

Join us for lively evening discussions, free and open to the public! Register below.

All Forums begin at 6:00 p.m. at Alverno College. For more information, call the Institute for Educational Outreach at 414-382-6087 or email

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