IRE is hosting its first listening session for LGBTQ+ members and allies on Jan 18 at 12pm CST via Zoom. This event aims to foster an open dialogue and understanding of the unique experiences and concerns within IRE’s LGBTQ+ community, as we seek to better serve our LGBTQ+ membership. This is also an opportunity to share with IRE leadership ideas and feedback on how we can better support you and the LGBTQ+ community. IRE recently formed its first-ever LGTBQ+ membership subcommittee, which will be tackling some of the issues and ideas generated from this event.
Participants can submit questions anonymously to thisGoogle Form before the event, or speak directly to a group of IRE staff, board members and LGBTQ+ volunteers. Anyone attending this session should be respectful of other participants and abide by IRE’s Code of Conduct.
If there are any accessibility needs we can accommodate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week before the event. We will provide closed captioning within Zoom and have a private-chat option for people who would rather communicate non-verbally.
Danny McArthur, Gulf States Newsroom (LGBTQ+ Subcommittee Member) - MODERATOR
Olivia Sanchez, The Hechinger Report (LGBTQ+ Subcommittee Chair)