Hamilton LGBTQ+ Symposium June 20-21, 2015


Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21Crowne Plaza Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre105 King Street East, Hamilton 

Have you found it difficult to build community in Hamilton?

Are you frustrated with the lack of social services, and community space?Has it been difficult to connect with services you need? Are you a service provider who wants to better serve your clients? Space Between is a community-based organization of social service providers and community-members committed to the development of services for LGBTQ+ people in Hamilton. The LGBTQ+ Symposium of Hamilton, held in commemoration of Pride Week, is your opportunity to:- BUILD COMMUNITY: Join community-based discussions on issues which affect you. Bring your family to the Queer Family Space, hosted by Social Inc., Mohawk College

- LEARN MORE: Connect with social service agencies, LGBTQ-positive small businesses, and support local artists in our vendors area 

- GET INVOLVED: Activists in Hamilton will share their knowledge of pressing issues affecting our communities

Saturday's workshops, panels and discussions will be followed by:

QPOC Cabaret: Celebrating Queer People of Colour at 8pm. An evening in celebration of the talents of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour in the community.

Queer Speed Dating 

Dance Party 

Sunday, June 21 

Community Report Back and Forum:Developing social services in Hamilton. Becoming self sustainable. *more details to come*

***Accessibility information***Registration is required to ensure accessibility services will be available. If you have questions, or require additional services, please contact hamilton@space-between.ca.

- ASL will be provided for those requiring ASL. 

- Venue is wheelchair accessible, with all-gender wheelchair accessible washrooms. 

- Queer Family space will be available, including child-minders. 

- Food will be provided 

- Ample seating available 

***Vendors*** Space is available for 1) social service providers; 2) grassroots community organizations; 3) small businesses; and, 4) health care providers. If you are interested in booking affordable space at the event, e-mail hamilton@space-between.ca.  

***Sponsorship***Sponsorship is available by 1) social service providers; 2) grassroots community organizations; 3) small businesses; 4) health care providers; and, 5) philanthropists. 

Workshop sponsorship is $250. 

In-kind donations appreciated! Raffle prizes, silent auction items, and more!

Funds raised are used to support accessibility services at the Symposium and Town Hall (October 11, 2015). 

Donors will be recognized in print material and online campaign. Please contact hamilton@space-between.ca.  

Space Between is a recipient of 2015 Breakthrough Project Grant, Rainbow Health Ontario. Space Between extends are deepest gratitude to RHO for their support. 

This project is made possible by our Trustee, The AIDS Network.

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