WORKSHOP #209 – January 25 - February 14, 2021 




Developed and Facilitated by James Demers, Queer Arts Society &OUTReels Diversity Education Program,Calgary


LGBT 101 and Ally-ship is a workshop which endeavours to create bridges of understanding about the LGBT community.
This includes a deep dive into the language developed and used by the community surrounding identity and self-expression, expands on the context of the historical LGBT rights movement and how it impacts us today, and tracks how these developments continue to shape the world that we live in. This session will also explore the many ways to engage in effective ally-ship, both in a personal and professional context, and will leave participants with practical tools to help develop new relationships with the gender and sexually diverse community. This session is open to anyone who is looking to create a deeper understanding of how they can support co-workers, family members and neighbors as we create a more empathetic and connected world.


registration fee
  • James Demers is the Executive Director of the Calgary Queer Arts Society and the lead educator of the OUTReels Diversity Education Program. He has worked as a trans activist in Alberta for 14 years, working with a variety of organizations, corporations and government institutions to create a more equitable world for LGBT people and their families.

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