PRIDE, Pronouns & Progress: Gender Inclusion Training
In partnership with WEAVE, the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce, FACES Nightclub, and Outword Magazine, the Midtown Association is proud to present “PRIDE, Pronouns & Progress: Gender Inclusion Training,” a new grant program and series of workshops for interested Midtown and Central City businesses. The free, hour-long inclusivity training sessions for grant recipients will take place July 13, July 14, and July 15 in a virtual format and focus on three primary topics: educating interested businesses about gender identities, gender rights in the workplace and beyond, and the importance of pronouns that go well beyond he/him/his and she/her/hers to include gender neutral or inclusive pronouns. The new grant program is being launched to coincide with PRIDE Month in June although the inclusivity training will continue well beyond the month-long celebration to connect with as many businesses as possible.
The purpose of the new grant program and workshops is to educate the business community and raise awareness about the importance of nurturing an inclusive environment in Midtown and the Central City where everyone feels welcome, safe, and protected. Diversity in the workplace, including gender identity, expression, and orientation, has been proven to boost the bottom line and protect the mental health of business owners, employees, and patrons alike.
Thank you to our partners
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Midtown Community
Midtown Love means being in action to actively celebrate, include, and proudly protect our fellow community members. At Midtown Association (MA), we believe it is a moral and business imperative to amplify voices: to cultivate diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization and our industry by consciously sharing faces of all gender identities, racial identities and ethnicities as they explore Midtown.
Midtown Love PRIDE Flags
Support the Sacramento LGBT Community Center by purchasing a 3′ x 5′ Midtown Love PRIDE flag for $50 during the month of June! Midtown Love PRIDE Flags will be available for purchase at the Midtown Farmers Market welcome booth every Saturday in June from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. If you’re unable to make it to the market, you can purchase a flag by clicking the button below.
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