Equality Illinois Institute and local advocates throughout Illinois are partnering to present a Statewide Training Series to share our expertise on issues important to LGBTQ Illinoisans to cities in every part of the state.

The trainings are different in each city depending on what local partners believe may best serve their community. Many are open to the general public, but some are targeted to more specific audiences, such as local law enforcement.

Please check the listings below for information about your locale and a link for free registration for the event.

Thank you to the local partners for working side-by-side with Equality Illinois to build this important program.

Local Training Sessions

Metro East, presented with Writers, Planners and Trainers
Tuesday, April 18, 1-3 pm
LGBTQ Ally 101
Target audience: Local government officials
Location: East St. Louis City Hall, 301 Riverpark Drive, East St. Louis

Previous trainings

Springfield, presented with the Phoenix Center
Thursday, March 9, 6-8 pm
How to advocate to your elected official
Target audience: LGBTQ community in Springfield
Location: Phoenix Center, 109 E Lawrence Ave., Springfield
Event concluded

Peoria, presented with Peoria Proud and Prairie State Legal Services
Wednesday, March 15, 6-8 pm
Eliminating housing discrimination
Target audience: For people who have experienced housing discrimination and those who want to help
Location: Lakeview Library, 1137 West Lake Avenue, Peoria
Event concluded

Carbondale, presented with Rainbow Cafe and Illinois Safe Schools Alliance
Tuesday, March 28, 6-8:30 pm
How to be an ally to LGBTQ youth in Illinois
Target audience: Teachers, mental health counselors and other professionals and families who are linked to LGBTQ youth
Location: Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship, 105 N Parrish Lane, Carbondale
Event concluded

Bloomington-Normal, presented with Prairie Pride Coalition and MAPP
Thursday, March 30, 4-6 pm
Friday, March 31, 8-10 am
Friday, March 31, 1-3 pm
LGBTQ Ally 101
Target audience: Law enforcement professionals
Location: Heartland Community College, 1500 W Raab Road, Normal
Event concluded

Questions? Please contact Equality Illinois Director of Education and Outreach Anthony Galloway at 773-477-7173 or email agalloway@eqil.org.

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