Pride At Work Hawai‘i workshop set for Aug. 27

Pride At Work Hawai‘i (P@WHI), an affiliate of the Hawai‘i State AFL-CIO, along with co-sponsors ILWU Local 142-Kaua‘i Division, and Kaua‘i Alliance for Peace and Social Justice, is presenting a three-hour interactive LGBT labor leadership workshop on Aug. 27 in Lihu‘e, a news release states.

With funding from the Ah Quon McElrath Fund for Economic and Social Justice, P@WHI will be training participants (LGBT workers and straight allies) in developing organizational and leadership skills to effectively raise and address LGBT issues in the workplace and in their unions.  

The three-hour workshop costs $15 (scholarships are available).

Topics to be covered include: the union difference for LGBT workers; tools for confronting homophobia and transphobia in unions and workplaces; talking with union leaders and messaging with other workers about LGBT issues; key national and local issues affecting LGBT workers, the release states.

Applications are available at www.hawaflcio.org/PAWHI. The application deadline is Monday, although late applications may be accepted if there’s still room, the release states.

This workshop follows up on previous workshops P@WHI has given on O‘ahu, at which dozens of union members, staff, and officers from nine different local unions, as well as non-union allies, learned about LGBT workplace issues and how to organize for economic and social justice for LGBT working people and their families.

Pride At Work Hawai‘i encourages all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Mahu, and Intersex union members as well as Straight allies — union and non-union — on Kaua‘i who are concerned about equality and economic justice to attend, the release states.

For more information, contact Pride At Work Hawai‘i at prideatworkhawaii@hawaiiantel.net or 808-543-6054.

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