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Queer Competency Training Workshop

May 29, 2021 @ 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

FREE | Exclusively for VPA Members

As our local film industry continues to move forward with a range of initiatives to promote equity and inclusion in our collective hiring practices and workplace environments, the Vancouver Post Alliance would like to offer its membership another complimentary diversity and inclusion workshop, with this particular focus on LGBTQ2S+ inclusion.

Join this experiential two hour Zoom Workshop to help create a more inclusive workplace for queer, trans and two-spirited clients, employees, freelance workers and supervisors. Led by trained facilitators at Qmunity, BC’s resource centre for queer, trans and 2-spirited folks, you will learn LGBTQ2S+ terminology and respectful use of pronouns, reflect on society “norms” of gender and sexuality, understand barriers that LGBTQ2S+ communities experience, learn how to be a better ally and gain insight on how to foster a more inclusive workplace environment.

The VPA highly recommends this workshop for those who are in a position to hire, influence the hiring process, manage a team or those  involved in creating a workspace for either short term freelance productions or full time employees. We encourage our corporate members to take advantage of this workshop as an opportunity to reflect and develop new perspectives, identify strategies towards greater inclusion, and challenge unconscious biases.

Free | Exclusively for VPA Members

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Qmunity Event Facilitator:  Rana Nu (she/her)

Rana is the Specialist, Education & Training at QMUNITY since 2018. Over more than 14 years she worked on creating and holding safe spaces for contentious conversations and conflict resolution. She is a social activist for diversity & inclusion and human rights. She has built a strong career in civil society empowerment, conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and community engagement. Through these programs, she has helped to bridge the gap between people from different political affiliations, ethnicities & beliefs, backgrounds, and increased their ability to lead the change they want to see in their societies, circles, and workplaces.

For more information on Qmunity and the work they do in our local community, please visit their website here.

Thank you to our generous sponsors