Beginning in August 2020, Building A Safer Evansville hosted community-focused presentations to address LGBTQ+ topics for Evansville residents. The Virtual Spectrum Series were offered to Evansville community members via Zoom as part of a “Dinner and Learn” where attendees will be given a free meal from Rock’n Rollz in Evansville!
There was a Q&A at the end of each presentation to keep discussion focused and provide community members the chance to address their concerns on these LGBTQ+ topics.
August 17th @ 6pm– Defining LGBTQ+ : A crash course for community members to learn the fundamentals of LGBTQ+ terminology. Learn about pronouns, the difference between gender & sexuality and MORE!
September 14th @ 6pm – LGBTQ+ & Law Enforcement – An introduction on the historical relationship between LGBTQ+ community and law enforcement. This would address systemic failures, national events and work being done to improve the EPD to become more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community both through policy and staffing changes.
October 19th @ 6pm – Faith & LGBTQ+ – This presentation will focus on LGBTQ+ in faith-based institutions. This would address historical failures, modern problems and successes in the faith community to include LGBTQ+ individuals. This presentation will also discuss how churches have impacted and addressed the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals in Evansville.