Meeting Archive:
When LGBTQ Past and Present Collide! How LGBTQ History Can Illuminate Today's Challenges

Meeting Description:
As PFLAG chapters prepare for Pride Month and PFLAG National continues to celebrate its 45th Anniversary how will you make history? 

Understanding key facts about LGBTQ history and how it shapes the world we’re in today are an essential part of creating change in our communities.
In this session you’ll:
  • Expand upon key learnings from LGBTQ history 101 including:

    • LGBTQ invisibility in school curriculum and its impact

    • Contributions of LGBTQ people of color

    • The role of scientific research in LGBTQ equality

    • LGBTQ protests before and after the Stonewall Riots

  • Tie current political issues, including the ban on transgender service members and the healthcare debate, to both LGBTQ history and current legislative efforts
  • Highlight what strategies, tools, and lessons from the past PFLAG leaders and chapters can use to inform advocacy work

  • Learn more about key LGBTQ historic figures and their advocacy style to help individuals find inspiration and guidance for their own advocacy efforts
(If you feel like you’re in need of a quick refresher, Don't Know Much About LGBTQ History?: The Ultimate LGBTQ History and Culture Extravaganza is available to watch at any time as a part of PFLAG Academy on Demand.)
Date: Thu, May 24, 2018
Time: 08:30 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Host(s): Jamie Henkel
 Presenter Information
Jean-Marie Navetta
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Jean-Marie Navetta is the Director of Learning & Inclusion for PFLAG National, leading its Straight for Equality project. Jean-Marie is the former Director of Communications for PFLAG where she increased the organization’s visibility in outlets including The New York Times and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She was also Media Relations Manager for the American Association of University Women, where her work focused on issues such as discrimination in education, pay equity, and Title IX. But Jean-Marie is, most importantly, living proof that Philosophy majors can get real jobs. 

Jamie Henkel
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Jamie Henkel is the Learning & Inclusion Manager at PFLAG National. She joined the PFLAG National staff in April 2008 as Operations Associate. Prior to her time at PFLAG she completed two internships with the Richmond Peace Education Center and Hope in the Cities. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Social Justice Studies. She also received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from George Mason University.