Strategic, Supportive, and Intentional Event Planning (+ Naloxone training)

Strategic, Supportive, and Intentional Event Planning (+ Naloxone training) – Thursday January 20th at 2pm
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Workshop Facilitators: Kerry Duncan (they/them) – Coordinator, OPIRG Brock & Claire Laurie, StreetWorks Outreach Worker, Positive Living Niagara

This online workshop will cover a wide range of considerations for how to ensure your events fit within you and your groups’ capacities, are speaking to topics your primary audience is interested in, and are creating supportive environments for both your participants and organizing teams!

In addition to hosting a Naloxone training at the end of the workshop, this session will walk participants through conversations of:

  • Why plan events? What is the role of events in Niagara? What are the types of events that bring in more members of the 2SLGBTQQIA+ communities?
  • What types of consent practices and safety models do we need to practice in our event planning, hosting, and follow up? What are the power dynamics at play in your event planning and hosting?
  • How do we address urgency culture in event planning?
  • What are the capacity considerations around events? How do your events fit within your larger annual plan? What is the goal of your event?
  • What are some tools and best practices for building supportive events – both in-person and online? What are the different ways to promote your event?
This event will be video recorded, and live transcription/ subtitles will be available. Handouts and slides will be available after the event on the OUTniagara website.–
OUT IN Niagara Education Series
Between January and March 2022, OUTniagara will be hosting the OUT IN Niagara Education Series – a range of capacity-building workshops, panels, campaigns, & more, all in partnership with community organizations, activists, & agencies!

This series is part of our Informed, Inclusive, Indivisible: Collectively Advancing 2SLGBTQ+ Equality in Niagara+ Project funded by Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE)’s LGBTQ2S+ Community Capacity Fund (@women_canada_femmes).

This series is also part of the ongoing Niagara Skills Network (NSN) Community Toolbox Series. The NSN is a region-wide project hosted by OPIRG Brock, and works with a core team of organizers across activist groups, arts organizations, labour unions, and social & cultural services across the Niagara region to break down the silos between our work and develop sustained cross-sector systems and resources for connection.

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The work of OUTniagara  primarily takes place on the traditional lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, Wendat, and Chonnonton people and home to many Indigenous people from First Nations from across Turtle Island, Metis, and Inuit people. A key treaty governing this territory is the “Dish with One Spoon” agreement. This treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee binds them to share the territory and protect the land. To learn more about the treaties in your area, we recommend checking out