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Conversation Starters: Milwaukee PRIDE with Vince Tripi

Date(s) - Wednesday, June 10th
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


dsc0801-version-2Pride celebrations around the world are being canceled due to COVID-19, including PrideFest Milwaukee typically scheduled for the first weekend in June. So, how can Milwaukeeans celebrate Pride when we can’t march through the streets or host the biggest dance party conceivable down at the lakefront?

Although this year might look different, the purpose of celebrating PRIDE doesn’t change—we lift each other up and support those in the LGBT+ communities. Join Vince Tripi, Director of Education for Milwaukee Pride, in a discussion about the struggles facing LGBT+ folks during this time, and how you can still show your pride or allyship. Vince will also preview the history exhibit he’s creating for next year’s PrideFest Milwaukee on the fascinating queer community that emerged in Europe between the 1870s -1930s and was cut down by the Nazis–but also resisted and sabotaged Nazi occupation through publishing and direct action.

If you want to learn more about being an ally or how to take action, here are a few resources to get you started:

Milwaukee Pride
Woodland Pattern Books
Froedtert Inclusion Health Clinic, Sargeant Health Center
Black & Pink Milwaukee
Bi & Pride Milwaukee
Wisconsin LGBT History Project
JPride Milwaukee

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