Virtual Community Pride Breakfast 2021

Sponsored by RBC

Réseau ACCESS Network is thrilled to announce a Virtual Community Pride Breakfast. Join us from the comfort of your home in a conversation with Rahim Thawer MSW, RSW and Kathleen J of Safer Spaces as we discuss how the pandemic has affected 2S-LGBTQ+ communities and the importance of creating inclusive workplaces for 2S-LGBTQ+ members of community.

 

Time: Friday, July 16 7:30am – 10am

 

Event URL: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/160577129517

About our Speakers

Rahim Thawer, MSW, RSW

Rahim Thawer is a registered social worker and psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and sessional lecturer. He has been involved in mental health, HIV/AIDS, and queer Muslim activism for over a decade. His approaches to clinical practice and community development are informed by values of anti-oppression and sex-positivity.

Rainbow feels in the time of COVID-19

A year-and-a-half into the pandemic, as more and more of us get vaccinated (in wealthier countries), and we start to imagine an end in sight, we must stop for a moment and begin to process what we’ve been through. We’ve all endured loss during this time but how have these losses expressed themselves uniquely in queer and trans communities? Many of us are excited to move on but continue to grapple with the uncertainty of what our immediate future will look like. In this keynote address, social worker and psychotherapist Rahim Thawer will explore these pandemic-induced tensions and how they’ve affected queer and trans communities: isolation vs connection, pause vs productivity, prolonged uncertainty vs sense of control, risk aversion vs risk tolerance, autonomy vs public health regulation, distress denial vs awareness, and acute vs ambiguous grief. This session will conclude with some thoughts about how our lives may have shifted forever and what we might expect as part of the new normal.

For more on Rahim visit all his links: https://allmylinks.com/ladyativan

Kathleen J

Kathleen brings a background in social justice, community development, advocacy, business development, and non-profit work. She has previously worked with youth peer mentors to discuss gendered violence, 2S-LGBTQIA+ diversity and inclusion, and gender equity. Before her role as Safer Spaces Program Coordinator, she most recently worked as a Community Development Coordinator for a large multi-service non-profit organization. Kathleen is excited to work together in creating Safer Spaces across the Sudbury area!

Safer Spaces in the Workplace: Benefits, Barriers, and Next Steps

Join us as Kathleen J discusses the need for tangible 2S-LGBTQ+ inclusion efforts in workplaces, identifies common barriers to accessibility for 2S-LGBTQ+ members of community, and provides some easily implementable first steps to get you and your organization started.

For more on Kathleen and Safer Spaces visit: kathleenj@saferspaces.ca  or saferspaces.ca

Sponsorship

Annually Réseau ACCESS Network welcomes partnerships and sponsorship for the Pride Community Breakfast. Find out how you can become involved, please contact Telana LeClair at (705) 688-0500 ext. 215, or by email at  telanal@reseauaccessnetwork.com.

HAPPY PRIDE!!

RED Presenting Sponsor – $3,000.00
    • Company logo and sponsorship recognition on Zoom background during each event,
    • Company logo and sponsorship recognition on all digital promotional material,
    • Company logo and sponsorship recognition on RAN website,
    • Sponsorship recognition on social media pre-event week (FB, IG and TW),
    • Sponsorship recognition from MC during each event,
    • Unlimited complimentary tickets to the Community Pride Breakfast event,
    • Opportunity to speak (via Zoom) during the Community Pride Breakfast event,
    • Opportunity to add company swag/promotional items to the handout bags (60 total),
    • Opportunity for company staff or volunteers to be the panel of judges at the Talent Show event (via Zoom).

     

    ORANGE Sponsor - $800.00
    • Company logo and sponsorship recognition on RAN website,
    •  Sponsorship recognition on social media pre-event week (FB, IG and TW),
    • Sponsorship recognition from MC during each event,
    • Unlimited complimentary tickets to the Community Pride Breakfast event,
    •  Opportunity to add company swag/promotional items to the handout bags (60 total).
    YELLOW Sponsor – $800.00
    • Company logo and sponsorship recognition on RAN website,
    • Sponsorship recognition on social media pre-event week (FB, IG and TW),
    • Unlimited complimentary tickets to the Community Pride Breakfast event,
    • Opportunity to add company swag/promotional items to the handout bags (60 total).
    GREEN Sponsor - $400.00
    • Company logo and sponsorship recognition on RAN website,
    • Sponsorship recognition on social media pre-event week (FB, IG, TW),
    • Unlimited complimentary tickets to the Community Pride Breakfast event.
    BLUE Sponsor – $400.00
    • Company logo and sponsorship recognition on RAN website,
    • Sponsorship recognition on social media pre-event week (FB, IG, TW).
    PURPLE Sponsor – In-kind Item(s) Valued at $200

     

    • Company logo and sponsorship recognition on RAN website.

    For a listing off all 2021 Sudbury Pride week events hosted by
    Réseau ACCESS Network follow:

    For more informaiton please get in touch:

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    LIENS – HIV | HEP C – LINKS

    website ASO411

    phone 1.705.688.0500 (local)

    phone 1.800.465.2437 (toll-free)

     

    website  CATIE – Hepatitis C & HIV Info

    phone 1.800.263.1638

     

    website  Canadian AIDS Society

    phone 1.800.668.2437

     

    website  HIV Legal Network

    phone  416.595.1666

     

    website  Community Drug Strategy

     

    website  ConnexOntario

    phone  Drug & Alcohol 1.800.565.8603 

    phone  Mental Health 1.866.531.2600

     

    website  Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance

    phone  1.800.839.0369

     

    website  HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic ON

    phone  1-888-705-8889

     

    website  LGBT Youth Hotline

    phone  1.800.268.YOUTH

     

    website  Ontario AIDS Network

    phone  1.800.839.0369

     

    website Ontario HIV Treatment Network

    phone  1.877.743.6486

     

    website SWANS

     

    website  WHAI

     

    website  World Hepatitis Alliance

     

     

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