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A place where a person can feel affirmed and respected constitutes a safe space. Many elements combine to make up what is needed to allow someone to feel safe in a given space, or at least to feel safer in one place versus another. And places safe for some may not feel safe for others. At times in community spaces things are said or done that cause members to feel unwelcome, demeaned or threatened. The forum participants will discuss key aspects for consideration in the development of safer spaces in their community engagement. José Alegría, Health Specialist with El Centro Hispano and an LGBT Center of Raleigh staff member, will co facilitate the event.
Our goal is to act on the call to community healing and reconciliation. Participants will join community leaders, to reflect on considerations and options for getting and staying connected with family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues while discussing the issues.
You are invited to a gathering of the:
Affirming Faith Forum
Friday, August 22, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
At the LGBT Center of Raleigh
324 South Harrington Street, Raleigh, NC
We believe that the call to be a loving and just community is significant to life in our community. This scriptural imperative is especially significant now when anti LGBTQ hate based religious rhetoric threatens our lives and well being. We meet in the strength and love of community, attesting to how shame and guilt are disarmed.
Welcome to a safe place of radical hospitality.