Please join us for a discussion via Zoom with Jeannie Gainsburg, the author of the new book, The Savvy Ally: A Guide for Becoming a Skilled LGBTQ+ Advocate. Her book is an enjoyable, humorous, and easy to understand guidebook for being an ally to the LGBTQ+ communities. Jeannie will talk about her inspiration for writing the book, share some common LGBTQ+ etiquette bloopers to avoid, and offer some savvy ally tips for us to take out into the world. Gainsburg’s encouraging, upbeat, and non-judgmental style is sure to jump-start even the most tentative ally.
Jeannie Gainsburg is an educational trainer and consultant in the field of LGBTQ+ inclusion and effective allyship. Formerly the Education Director at the Out Alliance in Rochester, N.Y., she has personally facilitated or cofacilitated more than five hundred trainings and workshops in more than twenty different states at corporations, colleges, government agencies, K-12 schools, hospitals, faith communities, and more. Gainsburg has a BA in psychology from Brown University and an MA in social work and social research from Bryn Mawr College. She was under the impression that a citation was the result of driving too fast until January of 2019, when she received one from the New York State Assembly for Distinguished Educational & Human Rights Services for her work in promoting LGBTQ+ rights and inclusion. The Savvy Ally is her first book. Visit her website and download free ally goodies at: www.savvyallyaction.com.
Jeannie will speak from 6-7 PM. After a short break, we will continue with peer support/sharing. You must register in advance to attend the meeting: https://forms.gle/J1uJGtW8ggGbLgeV9