Meeting Archive:
Family Acceptance within Families of Color


Meeting Description:

Parents of LGBTQ+ children from Asian, Latinx, and African American backgrounds will share their stories of transforming parent’s fear, shame, and guilt into unconditional love and acceptance for their children and their broader LGBTQ+ communities. Participants will discuss the challenges and successes in building acceptance in their family, extended families, and communities that have own unique historical, cultural, and language barrier challenges. Participants will also develop a deeper understanding of family dynamics, gain strategies, resources, and support to create stronger connections within their families and the LGBTQ+ communities they are part of or serve.

Details
Date: Wed, May 27, 2020
Time: 08:30 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Host(s): Jamie Henkel
 Presenter Information
The PFLAG National Board Diversity & Inclusion Committee
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This includes Kelly Brooks-Hailey, Blanca Leos, Robert Marchman, Sung Tse, and Marilyn Willis. Access their full bios here: pflag.org/familyacceptance-May2020.

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.