Thursday, January 22, 2009

Families You Know: Outspoken Families Training, Jan. 31

TUCSON (Observer Update) - Wingspan's Families You Know initiative encourages us all to share our family stories to address the misinformation that abounds about LGBT people. But where does one start? How do you talk with neighbors, co-workers, or others in the community tell your family story in a way that changes hearts and minds?

Join us, Saturday, Jan. 31, 10:00 a.m. at Wingspan, 425 E. 7th St., for OUTSpoken Families, a project of the Family Equality Council, to learn and practice telling your story. The training will focus on effective communication strategies. The four-hour training will address the myths and facts about LGBT families, keys to effective framing and language, and how to answer tough questions. You'll have time to practice telling the story of your family, and will leave with a speaker's toolkit.

Let's change the way our families are talked about, once conversation at a time; become an OUTSpoken Family. Registration is required; to register, call (520) 624-1779. For more information, contact Elizabeth Burden or Courtney Jones, (520) 624-1779,

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