MIDLAND – This coming Saturday, PFLAG Tri-Cities will be sponsoring a leadership training on LGBT issues from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland, located at 6220 Jefferson Ave.
You can register up to and including the day of the training.
Topics and speakers:
Religious issues will be discussed by Tony De Orio, a full-time psychologist and ordained Presbyterian Minister with a doctorate in religion; who serves on the board of PFLAG Detroit and has a gay son.
Facilitator skills will be taught by Larry Jack, Vice-President at PFLAG Detroit, Equality Activist, involved in “Putting A Human Face On Homosexuality,” a panel describing the struggles as parents of gay and lesbian children for churches. Larry is a single gay man and has been involved in Motor City Pride and Lansing Pride.
Kate Runyon, director of the LGBT Program of the American Friends Service Committee will talk about nonviolent dialogue. Runyon discusses LARA, (Listen, Affirm, Respond and Add) – a nonviolent dialogue method for people in conflict.
Barb Smith is the founder of the Saginaw Survivors of Suicide Support Group and coordinator of the local Yellow Ribbon chapter, a proactive suicide prevention program. She will discuss crisis intervention and suicide prevention.
Jeff Illig is a Human Resource Manager and Management Trainer, nationally certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and former Perceptions Board member, who will be teaching listening skills.
Michael Brancheau is the Long Bay City “out” man at home, family and work. He co-founded the Bay City Dignity chapter and first LGBT groups at Delta Collee and Saginaw Valley State University. He has worked with public and private broadcasting in TV and radio. Brancheau will be discussing coming out.
A $10 donation is requested to cover the cost of lunch and supplies.
For more information contact Bob Malosh at [email protected], or call (989) 941-1458.