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???? Educational sessions are 11:30am-1pm every day.
Educational sessions are on a variety of topics and aim to build skills and familiarity with the topic.

⚖️ Equality Ohio Legal Clinic is offering an introduction to its services on Monday at 2pm-3pm.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the same time are drop-in time to help out with legal issues.

????⚖️ Equality Ohio Legal Clinic is offering a CLE class on Wednesday (6/24) at 5pm.
This is the only session that requires pre-registration. Register here.

???? Affinity groups  are 4pm-5pm every day.
These groups are for people to find space and community with people they share identities with.  Most people attending will go to one or two.

???? Regional Gatherings are held 6pm-8pm every day.
These groups are for people to find space and community with people they work within geographic proximity too. Most people will attending will go to only one.

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4:00pm-6:30pm
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11:30am-1pm
???? The Business of Fairness
Panelists: Dominic Detwiler (Equality Ohio), Alana Jochum (Equality Ohio), Sabrina Harris (ACLU of Ohio), Shawn Copeland (HRC Ohio), James Knapp (TransOhio), Holly Gross (Columbus Chamber), Tara Stewart (Eaton), Nichole Marshall (L Brands), Todd Corley (TAPO)
Come learn and discuss how the coalition to pass the Ohio Fairness Act has mobilized the business community to committed support for LGBTQ equality. This will be a panel discussion with time for Q&A at the end.

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2pm-3pm
⚖️ Meet The Equality Ohio Legal Clinic
Did you know Equality Ohio has a free, statewide legal clinic? It’s true. We can help LGBTQ Ohiaons within 300% of the poverty line in the following areas of the law: criminal justice support/advocacy, family law, consumer law, benefit support, administration agency support, expungement/criminal record sealing, adult and minor legal name changes, landlord/tenant law, and more. Come learn more about our free clinic.

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4pm-5pm
???? Identity Caucus: Allies of LGBTQ People
Host: Tara Stewart (Board Member)
This caucus is for Allies of the LGBTQ community. This conversation serves as a place for Allies to discuss ways they can better be in solidarity with the LGBTQ community and work for a better, safer Ohio for everyone.

Note: This meet-up is reserved for people who self-identify in this group. Other attendees, who do not share this identity, are asked to respect this designated space and attend the closing/general meet-up during this time. Equality Ohio will enforce this rule.

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4pm-5pm
???? Identity Caucus: LGBTQ Young People
Host: Dominic Detwiler

This caucus includes anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+ and is in the 18-24 age range. This will be a space to discuss what you need as a community and to meet and connect with other LGBTQ folks.

Note: This meet-up is reserved for people who self-identify in this group. Other attendees, who do not share this identity, are asked to respect this designated space and attend the closing/general meet-up during this time. Equality Ohio will enforce this rule.

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6pm-8pm
???? Regional Gathering: Southeast Ohio
Hosts: Dominic Detwiler, delfin bautista, Micah McCarey

Regional gatherings are for people who live or work in the same area to connect with other folks in their region and discuss issues impacting LGBTQ folks in that region. If you’re not sure what region you belong in, take a guess and join. There will be a facilitator from the region with some guiding questions to help the group organize and plan for the future.

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6pm-8pm
???? Regional Gathering: Northwest Ohio
Host: Jasmin Bradley

Regional gatherings are for people who live or work in the same area to connect with other folks in their region and discuss issues impacting LGBTQ folks in that region. If you’re not sure what region you belong in, take a guess and join. There will be a facilitator from the region with some guiding questions to help the group organize and plan for the future.

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11:30am-1pm
???? When Trans Youth Are Under Attack…
Panelists: Jacob Nash (Margie’s Hope, TransAlive), Gio Santiago (Equality Ohio), Hannah Ware (NASW-OH)
, Erin Upchurch (Kaleidoscope Youth Center)
This year we have seen bills all over the country targeting transgender youth––everything from banning their access to medical care to their ability to participate in school athletics. Come learn about how Ohio is faring, and what we can do to challenge these threats. This will be a panel discussion with time for Q&A at the end.

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2pm-3pm
⚖️  Legal Clinic Office Hours –– Come Get Legal Questions Answered!
Thinking about a name change? Having a legal issue? Come get your questions answered! Equality Ohio’s legal clinic provides free legal support to LGBTQ Ohioans, within 300% of the poverty line, who are experiencing legal hardship because of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Our legal team is comprised of practicing attorneys and knowledgeable staff advocates who can provide concrete assistance with legal matters.

This isn’t a session –– it’s open time on our legal clinic hotline at 855-LGBT-LAW. Give it a try!

4pm-5pm
???? Identity Caucus: Cisgender People
Host: Amanda Everitt (Board Member)

This caucus is for people that identify with the gender assigned to them at birth. Even within the LGBTQ community, there can be a tendency to misunderstand the privilege that accompanies being cisgender, even though they experience oppression as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or other non-heterosexual identities. The conversation is open but it is encouraged to talk about this privilege and discuss how to be in solidarity with trans+ folks.

Note: This meet-up is reserved for people who self-identify in this group. Other attendees, who do not share this identity, are asked to respect this designated space and attend the closing/general meet-up during this time. Equality Ohio will enforce this rule.

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4pm-5pm
???? Identity Caucus: Trans & Nonbinary
Host: Erik Ribera, Vania Sherepita (Board Member)

This caucus includes anyone who identifies as trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, or anything other than cisgender. This will be a space to discuss what you need as a community and to meet and connect with other trans+ folks.

Note: This meet-up is reserved for people who self-identify in this group. Other attendees, who do not share this identity, are asked to respect this designated space and attend the closing/general meet-up during this time. Equality Ohio will enforce this rule.

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6pm-8pm
???? Regional Gathering: Southwest Ohio
Host: Jen Scott, Duane Gordon

Regional gatherings are for people who live and work in the same area to connect with other folks in their region and discuss issues impacting LGBTQ folks in that region. If you’re not sure what region you belong in, take a guess and join. There will be a facilitator from the region with some guiding questions to help the group organize and plan for the future.

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???? Criminal Justice & The LGBTQ Community
Panelists: William Booth (OHMM), Bridget Gibbons (Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court), Piet van Lier (Policy Matters), LaKeisha (Stoney) Smith (Inmate2Inspiration, MyLoudRadio), Kim Welter (OHMM/Equality Ohio)
This session will cover topics from HIV decriminalization laws to treatment of trans folks in prisons. Participants will receive an overview of the many areas that the criminal justice system impacts the lives of LGBTQ people. This will be a panel discussion with time for Q&A at the end.

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2pm-3pm
⚖️ Legal Clinic Office Hours –– Come Get Legal Questions Answered!
Thinking about a name change? Having a legal issue? Come get your questions answered! Equality Ohio’s legal clinic provides free legal support to LGBTQ Ohioans, within 300% of the poverty line, who are experiencing legal hardship because of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Our legal team is comprised of practicing attorneys and knowledgeable staff advocates who can provide concrete assistance with legal matters.

This isn’t a session –– it’s open time on our legal clinic hotline at 855-LGBT-LAW. Give it a try!

4pm-5pm
???? Identity Caucus: White People
Hosts: Brooke Cartus (Board Member)
This caucus is for white folks. Especially during this time of protest, we hope this can be a time of reflecting on the ways white supremacy can be disrupted.

Note: This meet-up is reserved for people who self-identify in this group. Other attendees, who do not share this identity, are asked to respect this designated space and attend the closing/general meet-up during this time. Equality Ohio will enforce this rule.

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4pm-5pm
???? Identity Caucus: Black People
Hosts: Natalie Thomas (Board Member)
This caucus is for Black folks. Especially during the present movement, it is important to have space to just be with each other. The topic is open to the group.

Note: This meet-up is reserved for people who self-identify in this group. Other attendees, who do not share this identity, are asked to respect this designated space and attend the closing/general meet-up during this time. Equality Ohio will enforce this rule.

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4pm-5pm
???? Identity Caucus: Non-Black People of Color
Hosts: delfin bautista
This caucus is for non-Black people of color. Especially during the present movement, it is important to have space to just be with each other. The topic is open to the group.

Note: This meet-up is reserved for people who self-identify in this group. Other attendees, who do not share this identity, are asked to respect this designated space and attend the closing/general meet-up during this time. Equality Ohio will enforce this rule.

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5pm-6pm
????⚖️ Legal Workshop: Serving LGBTQ Legal Clients with Cultural Humility (RSVP Required; Continuing Legal Education credits pending)
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6pm-8pm
???? Regional Gathering: Northeast Ohio
Hosts: Gio Santiago, Kei Graves
Regional gatherings are for people who live or work in the same area to connect with other folks in their region and discuss issues impacting LGBTQ folks in that region. If you’re not sure what region you belong in, take a guess and join. There will be a facilitator from the region with some guiding questions to help the group organize and plan for the future.

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11:30am-1pm
???? Reclaiming The Faith Narrative
Panelists: delfin bautista (lay leader), Rev. (Gini) Virginia Lohmann Bauman St. John’s UCC), David Meredith (Clifton United Methodist Church), Elaina Ramsey (Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice), James Triplett, Heidi Weaver-Smith (LoveBoldly)
Have you ever noticed that religion is often associated with anti-LGBTQ sentiment? There are many faith-led organizations and movements that support LGBTQ people and our issues, Also, it’s not only possible to be religious and LGBTQ, but to do so proudly and boldly. This session will provide participants with strategies to engage in this work.

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2pm-3pm
⚖️ Legal Clinic Office Hours –– Come Get Legal Questions Answered!
Thinking about a name change? Having a legal issue? Come get your questions answered! Equality Ohio’s legal clinic provides free legal support to LGBTQ Ohioans, within 300% of the poverty line, who are experiencing legal hardship because of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Our legal team is comprised of practicing attorneys and knowledgeable staff advocates who can provide concrete assistance with legal matters.

This isn’t a session –– it’s open time on our legal clinic hotline at 855-LGBT-LAW. Give it a try!

4pm-5pm
???? Identity Caucus: Marginalized Genders (MaGe)
Hosts: Cherima Chungag
This includes cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary folks, folks questioning their gender, and those who are otherwise underrepresented.

Note: This meet-up is reserved for people who self-identify in this group. Other attendees, who do not share this identity, are asked to respect this designated space and attend the closing/general meet-up during this time. Equality Ohio will enforce this rule.

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4pm-5pm
???? Identity Caucus: Men
Host: Grant Stancliff
This caucus is for men. We hope this can be a time to critically discuss the use and misuse of masculinity in LGBTQ spaces.

Note: This meet-up is reserved for people who self-identify in this group. Other attendees, who do not share this identity, are asked to respect this designated space and attend the closing/general meet-up during this time. Equality Ohio will enforce this rule.

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6pm-8pm
???? Regional Gathering: Central Ohio
Host: Timothy Bussey, James Triplett
Regional gatherings are for people who live or work in the same area to connect with other folks in their region and discuss issues impacting LGBTQ folks in that region. If you’re not sure what region you belong in, take a guess and join. There will be a facilitator from the region with some guiding questions to help the group organize and plan for the future.

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3pm-7pm
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