Topic: LGBTQ+ Safe Space: Ally Training 101
Join us if you want to be an LGBTQ+ ally! Come deepen your awareness of personal ideas, stereotypes, and assumptions about LGBTQ+ persons. And increase your comfort level in addressing concepts and language regarding LGBTQ+ communities. Discover a network of allies who support and offer care to people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.
Facilitator: Dr. Ken Ditlevson
Ken Ditlevson, serves as Kent State University’s first director for the LGBTQ+ Center, where he started in 2014. Ditlevson is a two-time graduate of Kent State University, having received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Masters of Education degree in Community Counseling. Prior to accepting this position, Ken worked for nearly 20 years in mental health and social services, and most recently was the Assistant Vice President for Child Guidance & Family Solutions in Akron, Ohio. Ken has been awarded numerous awards for his work in LGBTQ+ advocacy, as well as for creating innovative programming and initiatives,. Ken and his husband of 22 years, reside in Highland Square/West Akron, along with their two dogs, Luna and Layla.
When: Saturday, February 11, 9am-12pm
Where: The Church in Silver Lake (register)