28 2019


10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Knesset Israel 16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201


Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360, ext. 1

The Jewish Federation Connecting with Community welcomes Drew Herzig, a member of the City of Pittsfield's Human Rights Commission, to discuss LGBTQIA+.

LGBTQIA+ issues have been in the news of late.  The civil rghts of the transgender community have been affirmed, including here in MA, but the backlash continues.

What's going on?  What does the LGBTQIA+ acronym stand for?  All those letters! What do terms such as gender identity and gender expression mean?  and what's the big deal about bathrooms?

A former city councilor in Astoria, OR, Herzig orchestrated the adoption of a nondiscrimination policy that included sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and also helped found the Lower Columbia Diversity Project, which he said often held discussions led by members of minority communities.

This free program is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community Series and will be followed by a kosher hot lunch. Lunch is a $2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age or $7 for all others. Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling (413) 442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.