"We have the right and the power to take ownership over our own grief and liberation. We must make space for both."
The dial of history has been forever shifted in our country, and it is now on us to take ownership of our own destiny. With that in mind, the @Salon council has decided to restructure our plan for this month and use the slot previously allotted for our usual conversation to instead facilitate a community gathering in which we will be healing and creating action around the question "How will lgbtqia+ folks survive in Trump's America?" In this gathering we will be framing our conversation to the following objectives:
1. Checking In
2. Identifying Need
3. Brainstorming Possible Solutions
4. Laying Plans
Mental health, sharing space, and healing are important and necessary. However, we at @Salon are not qualified mental health professionals and do not feel that it would be beneficial to offer a space we do not have the expertise to fully facilitate.*** What we can do is bring together a group of talented, brilliant, important, and passionate individuals and make plans to create some effective change.
*** If you are in need of mental or physical health care professional please reach out to the @Salon council at this email, on any of our new social media platforms (see below), or reach out to us individually. Your lives matter, and we want those lives to be as rich and fulfilling as possible. You deserve that.
*Salon location will be shared closer to the event date
This event is hosted by @Salon. Ian serves on the council of this monthly discussion group that invites thought-leaders to introduce LGBTQ-centered topics through personal narrative.