Spring to Action 2017

Date(s) - March 9 - May 23
All Day

Join the Equality Illinois Spring to Action 2017 Events

Equality Illinois and local community advocates are hosting an aggressive Spring to Action agenda–trainings, town hall meetings and EqualityCon 2017–to build a strong and affirming voice among LGBTQ Illinoisans and our allies throughout the state to strengthen equality and justice in Illinois.
LGBTQ Americans find ourselves in a position we haven’t been in for nearly a decade: fighting against an administration that wants to turn back the clock on LGBTQ rights. This sadly signals to others that it is permissible to try to stop the progress we’ve all fought so hard to achieve locally and nationally. This is one way in which we are responding. Please join us at:
Statewide Training Series events are in Springfield (March 9) , Peoria (March 15), Carbondale (March 28), Bloomington-Normal (March 30-31), and the Metro East area (April 18). Topics will include advocating to your public official, being an ally for LGBTQ youth, and fighting housing discrimination.
Town Hall Forums are scheduled for Bloomington-Normal (April 4), Peoria (April 5), Carbondale (April 19) and Metro East (May 23), with more to be scheduled. The town halls will feature Equality Illinois CEO Brian C. Johnson offering “An Illinois Agenda for LGBTQ Equality.”
EqualityCon 2017 on May 6 is a daylong conference in Springfield’s State House Inn where speakers and panel discussions will cover a wide range of topics including adoption by LGBTQ parents, updating legal documents for transgender Illinoisans, LGBTQ rights in the schools, and much more.

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