Hey, Chicago!

On September 7th & 8th we’re convening our community to build a Queer and Trans movement for Economic Justice.


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A GATHERING DEDICATED TO TRANS, QUEER, AND GENDER NONCONFORMING ECONOMIC JUSTICE

BUILDING POWER

The Summit will be our first convening dedicated to celebrating community resilience and building LGBTQ worker power. Together, we will collectively envision what a People of Color centered movement for economic justice could look like led by our Queer and Trans community.

Our Kickoff

We are kicking off our local Chicagoland organizing work at the LGBTQ Economic Justice Summit. We are celebrating by: recruiting new members and partner organizations to our network, sharing our organizing and campaign work, and engaging are partners and allies.


YOUR INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE

 
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Workshops and Resources

The Summit will provide space for organizers to share strategies in a safe, collaborative space that builds power for the larger community.

Workshop topics will include:  Worker Rights 101, Mobilizing LGBTQ Underground Economies, Learning from Grassroots Organizing Victories, and Community Healing & Self Care. 

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Connections

We can only grow stronger by supporting each other's leadership. This will be an inclusive space to connect with LGBTQ folks interested in Economic Justice.

It will be a space to celebrate each other's brilliance and success. Meet old and new people doing powerful work in the world.


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Post Summit Events

We’re building a space where workers can go to stand up to workplace discrimination and fight for economic justice.

On Saturday join us for happy hour to celebrate the resilience and beauty of community.

And on Sunday join us in demanding the economic justice concerns of LGBTQ Workers be addressed on the Local, State and National level.   


LOCATION

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SEIU HCIIMK will be hosting this year’s Summit

Address: 2229 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 

SEIU HCIIMK is a labor union dedicated to empowering childcare and healthcare and long term healthcare providers. They aim to organize low income workers in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Kansas to lift wages for the working class. 


SPEAKERS & GUESTS

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Joan Jones

President, The National LGBTQ Workers Center

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Mona Noriega

Commission of Human Relations, City of Chicago

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Nyla Foster

Miss Black Trans Kansas 2017-2018


SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 7

  • Breakfast, 9am 

  • Plenary

  • Workshop 1

  • Lunch 12:30pm 

  • Workshop 2

  • Workshop 3

  • Closing Plenary 

  • Happy Hour 5:00pm 

Sunday, September 8th

  • Breakfast 9am 

  • Plenary 

  • Workshop 1

  • Workshop 2

  • Lunch, 12:30pm

  • Final Action 

  • Depart 4:00pm 


SUMMIT SPONSORS

Special thanks to our generous community partners and Summit Sponsors!

Tier 1: Fierce Funder Level Sponsors

 
 

Tier 2: “Down to Ride” Advocate Level Sponsors 

 
 

Tier 3:  QT Mover and Shaker Level Sponsors

 
 


ARE YOU READY?

#LGBTQworkers