Do you work in a small, conservative community? How about a medium sized, liberal community? Think one community is more accepting of queer programming than the other? The answer is: it doesn’t matter. It’s happening.
Programming for the LGBTQIQ community is complicated at the best of times and can often include a host of new challenges in getting the program off the ground. How do you get your staff on board with this new direction in programming, teaching people how to say “gay” or “queer” without whispering, flushing a deep scarlet, or losing the ability to speak entirely. Join Rebecca Meehan from the Robbins Library in Arlington MA to learn all about the fun (and surprising!) challenges from the community, both queer and straight. Learn about the unexpected things that will happen to your in-house publicity that underscore the need to support this at-risk community. Uncover tips to attract people from the LGBTQIQ community into your programs and learn how to create community online and offline.
Rebecca will present along with Lydia Willoughby of Vermont Technical College and Amber Billey of the University of Vermont at the Outreach to Queer Communities panel discussion on Monday, October 21, at 4:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!