Challenges to LGBTQ Liberation: The Trump Era and Beyond
Recorded On: 06/30/2020
This webinar is 0.2 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies (PS) PPO and is presented at the Little/None Knowledge level.
The landmark ruling in favor of marriage equality in 2015 marked what many thought was the penultimate victory for LGBTQ people in the U.S. But two judicial appointees later from the current presidency, it is a new court. The upcoming ruling on non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people will be instructive in what advocates and allies can expect from the Supreme Court in future cases of equality. The policies being enacted and decisions made now will have generational impacts on previous LGBTQ advancements. LGBTQ Americans are vulnerable and uncertain about rights that were once protected and secured and that now have been eroded. Come to learn the latest about targeted anti-LGBTQ efforts and what can be done.
RID is providing this workshop as an opportunity for safe, respectful learning and will not permit harassment, discrimination or horizontal violence based on another's comments, questions, schema, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other protected class.
At the end of the webinar participants will be able to
Compare and contrast rights (federal vs state) in regard to relationship recognition in the current laws.
Explain key challenges for same-sex couples in accessing rights, benefits and services.
Devise ally behaviors to support equality in the laws.
Differentiate three key issues that potentially disempower same-sex couples from having equality in the laws.
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Ed.M., NIC Advanced, EIPA Ed: K-12
CM Hall, Ed.M., NIC Advanced, EIPA Ed: K-12
CM has long been a community activist, committed to equity and social justice.
Professionally, CM manages dual careers in both the field of interpreting grant administration and teaching. CM has taught LGBTQ Studies at Western Oregon University since 2012. She is a nationally‐certified sign language interpreter, having earned a Bachelor's in Interpreting from Western Oregon University and a Master's in Education with an emphasis in LGBTQ and Gender Studies from Oregon State University.
CM has worked as a fundraiser and political strategist for queer nonprofit organizations and campaigns, and also leads social justice‐themed and fundraising how‐to workshops. She produces an annual Coming Out Monologues storytelling event in Portland. CM has been recognized for her advocacy work by Basic Rights Oregon, Pride Northwest, and the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest, Campus Pride, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Oregon Association of the Deaf, the Oregon Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advisory Committee, and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and Western Oregon University’s Stonewall Center.
CM is also the first out queer person elected in 2018 to the Newport, Oregon City Council.