From Chris Dolson:
Nationally, June is Pride Month and Indigenous History month. Some of you may remember that I suggested that the Affirming ministry could put on a webinar in June that would intersect Pride Month and Indigenous History Month. I had thought to find a speaker or speakers that could teach about the uniquely Indigenous identity of Two Spirit.
Meet the Queer Evangelist, and Learn What It Takes to Be a Christian Activist
June 16, 2021. 7:00 p.m. ET /4:00 p.m. PT
Rev. Cheri DiNovo is well-known in Ontario politics, and her new memoir The Queer Evangelist, a Socialist Clergy’s Radically Honest Tale, published last month, is the high energy story of a teenager who has lived on the street using drugs, and who found her way into the United Church, and into politics, and became one of the most influential Opposition politicians of our era. Join us for a lively conversation about what it takes to make the world better, and what Cheri DiNovo has learned along the way. Find out more and register.
Two-Spirit People: A Part of our Circle and our Teachings
June 28, 2021. 7:00 p.m. ET /4:00 p.m. PT
This gathering is intended to provide attendees with some of the basic knowledge of and vocabulary for building relationships with and among Two-Spirit people. This includes pronouns and the importance of respecting people’s pronouns at work and everyday life. We will also learn about the difference between sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. Find out more and register.