Welcome to OutFront Minnesota’s Virtual Town Hall series 3! Our Town Halls are meant to fight off the isolation that some of our community is feeling right now while engaging in topics and subjects that are not only meaningful but important to our Minnesota LGBTQ+ Community.

Our Town Halls will be every Thursday starting August 6th at 6pm. Check out our topics below, sign up, and tune in!

Tuesday, August 4

6pm - 7pm 

 

Join us for a conversation organized by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) leaders at OutFront for fellow QTBIPOC community members to continue processing our role in the movement, make space to see one another, and find additional ways we can to support and show up for one another. 

* NOTE: This event is specifically for individuals who identify as being at the intersections of being BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and LGBTQ+. We will be taking additional measures to ensure safety in this space and value your ability to self-select into the appropriate conversation. 

Thursday, August 6
6pm - 7pm 

What does it mean to change the charter amendment in Minneapolis? What could divesting from police and investing in life-affirming resources bring to our communities? It is abundantly clear that the police do not protect us and the police do not prevent crime. We deserve to imagine a world centered around all people instead of profits and property protection for the few. #DefundMPD #ChangeTheCharter

* NOTE: This is not a debate space and we are requesting you do not show up if it is just to voice your opposition. This is a space for people that are invested in a better future for all, a future without state sanctioned violence, want to learn more and how to get involved. Anyone who does not abide by this request can and will be removed from the virtual town hall.

Tuesday, August 11

6pm - 7pm 

 

Join us for our next discussion on How To Be a Better White Ally to the BIPOC Community! We’ll be discussing how White Supremacy shows up intersectionality with LGBTQ+ identities and make commitments to each other about showing up well for our BIPOC neighbors. 

If you missed our first discussion, we encourage you to check out the recording of our Allyship 101 tutorial here! We will continue to build off of our initial discussion.

*  NOTE: Although anybody is welcome to attend this conversation, the discussion will be focused on how white people in the LGBTQ+ community can be better allies to the BIPOC community. We value your ability to self-select into the appropriate conversation and ask you to respect the QTBIPOC space taking place concurrently as this session.

Thursday, August 13

6pm - 7pm 

 

On Monday, July 20th, the city of Minneapolis removed the Powderhorn Park encampment and made arrests of dozens of volunteers and homeless individuals. Why did this happen? What is, and who are the Minneapolis Park Board? What does it mean for homeless people to camp in public parks? Join us for a discussion and walkthrough of the Minneapolis Park Board, their function, and who they are.

Thursday, August 20
6pm - 7pm 

Our progressive leaders and radical champions have been fighting hard since the first day Trump took office. Our nation is undergoing one of the most pivotal elections of our time, so what do you need to know to bring the fight locally!? Join us for a discussion in strategic voting at the state level, political strategy, and what’s at stake in our own backyard?

Thursday, August 27
6pm - 7pm 

It has been almost 5 months since the start of the pandemic and our quarantine. It's truly not easy to be placed in a scenario where you spend 24 hours/7 days a week with the same setting, same indoor routine, and of course the same person/people. Relationships are hard and COVID didn't make it any easier. Join us as we host our Anti-Violence Program staff members in discussing tips and tricks for navigating relationship turmoil, advice for navigating intimacy, and ways to practice good communication!

Attendees of the OutFront Minnesota's Virtual Town Hall on Sunday, April 26th
Thank you to all those who attended OutFront Minnesota's First-Ever Virtual Town Hall on Sunday, April 26!