Know Your Rights Workshop

09jun2:00 pm3:30 pmKnow Your Rights WorkshopCoastal Bend Wellness Foundation2:00 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT-05:00) Event Organized ByCoastal Bend Pride CenterCoastal Bend Wellness Foundation, 2882 Holly Road

Event Details

Know Your Rights Workshop – Hosted by Equality Texas

Join us on June 9 at the Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation for the crucial “Know Your Rights” workshop, a free public event brought to you by Equality Texas. As we continue to face challenging times, understanding your rights is more essential than ever. This workshop is designed to educate and empower our community in the face of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Texas.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 9
  • Location: Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation
  • Start Time: To be announced
  • Admission: Free

About the Workshop: Returning after a successful session last year, the “Know Your Rights” workshop is part of our ongoing effort to keep the community informed and resilient. This event will cover:

  • The current state of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Texas.
  • How to protect yourself and your rights under challenging legal circumstances.
  • Identifying allies and understanding the political landscape in this pivotal election year.

Why Attend? This workshop is not just about learning what rights you have but also about building a strong, informed community that can stand together against discrimination and injustice. As we head into an election year, it’s vital to know which candidates are true allies of the LGBTQ+ community and which are not. Being informed can help safeguard our community from risks that include violence and poverty.

We are thrilled to have Equality Texas with us again this year, providing expert guidance and support. Stay tuned for the announcement of the event start time and make sure to mark your calendar!

Join Us: Whether you’re seeking to better understand the legislative landscape or looking to take an active role in protecting your community, this workshop is a must-attend event. Spread the word, bring friends and family, and let’s strengthen our community together.

Time

June 9, 2024 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm(GMT-05:00)

Organizer

Coastal Bend Pride Center

The Coastal Bend Pride Center is a cornerstone for the LGBTQIA+ community in the Corpus Christi area and beyond, offering an inclusive safe space and a variety of crucial services. Established as the first and only LGBTQIA+ community center south of San Antonio, the Pride Center extends its reach to 12 counties within the Coastal Bend region. It focuses on nurturing a supportive environment through its social and support groups tailored to diverse needs, including those of youth, families, and the wider LGBTQIA+ population.

The Center’s dedication to mental health is evident in its counseling services, which cover a spectrum from individual to family therapy. They have a commitment to supporting the community\'s well-being, both mental and physical, with health screenings, HIV/STD prevention and education, and offering connections to LGBTQIA+-friendly healthcare providers.

Education and empowerment are also key missions of the Pride Center. They provide educational resources and training, aiming to increase LGBTQIA+ cultural competency and history awareness. The Pride Center actively hosts and organizes community events and programming to foster learning, networking, and advocacy for LGBTQIA+ rights and well-being.

Furthermore, the Pride Center\'s involvement goes beyond providing services. They engage in community outreach and education to the general public and health providers, ensuring a broader impact for their advocacy and support initiatives.

In essence, the Coastal Bend Pride Center stands as a beacon of hope, resources, and community for the LGBTQIA+ population in the Coastal Bend region, making it an invaluable asset to the area. It\'s a place where health, wellness, education, and advocacy intersect to support and elevate the lives of the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies.

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