Affirmations - LGBTQ+ Inclusion: 101 Training
Presenter: Kathleen Redmon

October 11, 2021
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room: M213
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An overview of basic terms and definitions to work towards a common language and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community. Included in this presentation is information about the difference between sex and gender, common terms people in our community use to talk about their gender, what transitioning can look like for trans and non-binary folks, why pronouns are important and how to use them, sexual orientation and romantic attraction, the coming out process, and intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community. Finally, this training will explain what an ally is and provide ideas for what that can look like for members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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290 W Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220

HAVEN - Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Training
Presenter: Kye Campbell-Fox

October 20, 2021
12pm - 1pm
Room C406
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This training will center the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community within HAVEN’s standard Intimate Partner Violence 101 training, designed to inform individuals about recognizing and responding to intimate partner violence in their communities. This training will focus on the unique barriers and tactics experienced by individuals in the LGBTQ+ community.


  • Understand the definition and dynamics of intimate partner violence
  • Discuss cultural narratives that support abuse and strategize skills to challenge those narratives
  • Apply intimate partner violence knowledge to the LGBTQ+ community
  • Learn skills to respond to the disclosures and support survivors

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801 Vanguard Drive
Pontiac, MI 48341

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Ruth Ellis Center as a Resource
Presenter: Angelika M. Lewis

October 26, 2021
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Zoom link will be emailed to all registrants
Registration Required

Education and Evaluation Coordinator, Angelika Lewis, will discuss the services and resources that the Ruth Ellis Center brings to the LGBTQ+ community in Detroit.  Founded in 1999, Ruth Ellis Center (REC) has established a national reputation for quality and innovation in providing trauma-informed services for lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth, and young adults, with an emphasis on young people of color, experiencing homelessness, involved in the child welfare system, and/or experiencing barriers to health and wellbeing.

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Angelika Lewis
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Education and Evaluation Coordinator

As a coordinator and facilitator Angelika enjoys engaging with community, bridging the gap between lived experience and policy, and creating safe learning environments. Her work currently focuses on training adult learners in order to support LGBTQ+ youth and adults in their care, primarily working within systems such as child welfare, juvenile justice, and community mental health. Previously a direct care worker herself, in fields ranging from early childhood education to community mental health, Angelika knows that sustainability requires accessible, affordable, ongoing training and support.

Angelika holds a B.A. in Cultural Studies from Columbia College where she also studied photography, restorative justice, and memory work in post-apartheid South Africa. Her work continues to focus on increasing equitable practices that impact the health and safety outcomes of minoritized groups, specifically LGBTQ+ youth.

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Ruth Ellis Center
77 Victor St.
Highland Park, MI 48203