The Education and Training Team at The 519 Church Street Community Centre presents:
“Gen Silent” Documentary Screening at The 519 Church Street Community Centre
On Saturday, September 7, 2014, The 519 Education and Training Team invites community members to attend the screening of “Gen Silent” from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, trailer seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV3O8qz6Y5g. This award winning documentary by Stu Maddux follows the lives of six LGBTQ seniors living in the Boston area who must choose if they will hide their sexuality in order to survive in the long-term health care system. This documentary highlights the challenges faced by LGBTQ seniors and encourages us to think about the current reality many people in our communities are facing. As a community organization, The 519 is committed to working towards decreasing the homophobia and transphobia faced by our aging population. Beginning this fall, The 519 Educationenvironments that understand the specific needs and perspectives of LGBTQ seniors and their families/friends.
Screening of “Gen Silent
Saturday September 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm
The 519 Church Street Community Centre
519 Church Street, Toronto, ON
In the Ballroom (room 200)
To RSVP, please email Laura Gibbon at [email protected].
About The 519 Education and Training Department
The 519 Education and Training Team offers a broad range of LGBTQ workshops to support safe and inclusive environments and can support the facilitation, development and implementation of LGBTQ inclusion policies.
During June and July 2014, the team delivered a broad range of workshops to support safe and LGBTQ inclusive working environments. Over 380 front line staff, leaders, executives, managers, and HR professionals participated in the training. To complement the workplace inclusion curriculum, the Education and Training Department developed a new campaign inspired by Stonewall’s #nobystander campaign in the United Kingdom. The Hear It! Stop It! #nobystanders campaign aims to eliminate homophobic and transphobic language in the workplace by asking individuals to take the following pledge: “I will never be a bystander to homophobic or transphobic language. If I hear it, I will stop it. By adding my name I commit to standing up for human rights for everyone and never be a bystander.” The goal is for everyone to feel they are able to be themselves at work, free from bullying and abusive language. The Hear It! Stop It! #nobystanders campaign was introduced to everyone who received our LGBTQ Workplace Inclusion training.
For more information about the Education and Training Department please visit: http://www.the519.org/programsservices/educationandtraining.