An official National Affirming/PIE Day event brought to you by Affirming Connections and Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble!
This years PIE Day theme is “Everyone Gets A Slice!”
Looking at the LGBTQIA2S+ acronym, which represents an endless diversity of identities and expressions, we acknowledge that some of the people who are represented by these letters often tend to get left out or underserved. Our guests panelists share their stories and expertise to invite us to consider which folks we may not have included in our Affirming programming and educational efforts and take strides to remedy that.
Come with your curiosity to meet these amazing leaders and be inspired to apply the principles of being PIE: Public, Intentional, and Explicit, in your journey to being a more Affirming person and community.
With guest panelists:
- Jamie Arpin-Ricci (author, activist, and pastoral leader at Little Flowers Community)
- Dieulita Datus (community organizer and co-founder of Ubuntu – Mobilizing Central Alberta)
- Chris Cochrane (Trans activist, educator, public speaker, Support Service Educator for The Youth Project, and Vice Chair of Halifax Pride)
- Rev. Andrea Brennan (Priest at Christ Church and Minister at Knox United Church, Fernie, BC)