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LEGACY LIVE PRESENTS: WHEN THEY GO LOW, WE GO HAIFA



EVENT DATE
Monday, March 26, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Legacy LIVE Presents: When They Go Low, We Go Haifa

The Legacy Project presents another in its Legacy LIVE series of programs exploring how history is a living part of our daily lives. Together with our presenting partner, A Wider Bridge, we will welcome representatives from Israel's Haifa Communities’ House, who will share, among several other groundbreaking projects, their efforts to preserve LGBTQ History from Muslim, Christian, and Jewish communities. 

This unique and collaborative endeavor shines a light on shared struggles of community members joined by identities as sexual minorities from different backgrounds in a part of the world where such recognition is often repressed. By emphasizing the intersectionality of their experiences, identities, and faiths, the Haifa Communities' House captures the ethos of intersectional emersion and uses it to create a place where all those who make up the LGBTQ communities in the region can work together to ensure that the operations, resources, and services of its shared space are accessible to all. 

We are grateful to A Wider Bridge, which has been invaluable in helping to bring the people behind this game-changing approach to history to the LGBTQ communities of the United States. This fascinating and inspiring program will show how the staff of the Haifa Communities' House has managed to successfully build a unique space which proves that common values and shared history can bring diverse LGBTQ communities together wherever they are.

The opening reception will feature food and a cash bar. The program will begin with words of welcome by Chicago LGBTQ community leaders, followed by a brief multimedia presentation, then a panel discussion about the Haifa LGBTQ history project currently underway and the cooperative interfaith organization building of Haifa's Communities' House. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A, then closing remarks. This event is FREE, but RSVP is requested.

Center on Halsted has a commitment to supporting all communities and to provide space for intersectional learning.

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Kelly Suzanne Saulsberry, Director of Policy and Outreach at Chicago  Commission on Human Relations  
Victor Salvo, Founder and Executive Director at The Legacy Project  
Shana Gee-Cohen, National Director of Programs and Development, at A Wider Bridge  

PANELISTS:
Moderator: Dr. Gabriel Gomez, Co-Director at The Legacy Project Education Initiative (LPEI) and Professor of Information Studies at Chicago State University 
Arnon Allouche, Chief Executive Officer, Haifa Communities’ House
Adi Sadaka, Program Manager, Haifa Communities' HOME
David Sinski, Executive Director, Heartland Human Care Services

Have any questions you would like posed to the presenters? Please submit them below for consideration! These questions will be considered and some will be selected to present to the presenters on the night of the event. Not all will be included.


PRICE
Free. Register HERE: https://community.centeronhalsted.org/LegacyLIVE


FOR MORE INFORMATION
http://awiderbridge.org/haifatour/


 
 
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