Equality Arizona

Events

April

April 1, 2017 (9:30AM)

Action: No on Gorsuch

Location: Municipal Court, 300 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85003

Join us for a Press Rally urging Senators McCain and Flake to Vote No on Gorsuch and Vote No on the “Nuclear Option”.

The Supreme Court fight on the Gorsuch nomination is expected to see a final decision next Friday, April 7th. Remember, this is a lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land and Gorsuch will be making hundreds of rulings based on his ideological club.  These rulings will affect our equality immensely.

 

April 1 & 2, 2017 (12 to 9PM)

Phoenix Pride

Location: Steele Indian School Park

Join Equality Arizona for an amazing weekend celebrating our community. The parade is on April 2nd and we’d love for you to walk with us!

For information go to: http://phoenixpride.org/events/pride-festival/

 

April 1 & 8, 2017 (10:00 AM to 1:00PM)

Arizona’s Children Association Community Share Fair

Location: Grace United Methodist

Join Arizona’s Children Association and Equality Arizona as we bring neighbors together for entertainment and family fun! There will be a variety of vendors and information available from local services and resources in your community.

 

April 4, 2017 

Arizona Gives Day

On this day, Equality Arizona is participating in Arizona Gives Day, the online giving campaign where Arizonans invest in their communities. Support EQAZ in our to fight to secure and protect equal rights for all Arizonans!

To contribute: http://bit.ly/2lOjDeR

April 4, 2017 (6 to 8PM)

LGBTQ: Rights & Justice Symposium

Location: Pulliam Auditorium (Burton Barr Library)

This event will be a panel discussion on historical and memorable events for the LGBTQ community that occurred in Arizona. It will be presented in a timeline, and a moderator will provide each speaker with time to reflect on each event.

There will be numerous panelists such as Ron Wilcox, Marshall Shore (The Hip Historian), Scott Tickler (former Miss IGRA/AGRA) and Kim Moody (founder of the Alwun House Foundation).

April 5, 2017 (6 to 8PM)

“UpStairs Inferno” Screening

Location: Pulliam Auditorium (Burton Barr Library)

There will be a screening of the documentary Upstairs Inferno. This documentary tells the story of an arson attack that occurred at a New Orleans gay bar in the year 1973. As a result, thirty-three people passed away due to either the fire or smoke inhalation. This was considered the “the deadliest known attack on a gay club in U.S. history” until the 2016 nightclub shooting in Orlando.

After the screening, there will be a Q&A session with the director of this documentary, Robert Camina as well as Skip Bailey, who is a relative of one of the victims.

April 7, 2017 (6 to 8PM)

Reception

Location: Burton Barr Central Library North Gallery

There will be a reception with a special performance by the Phoenix Metropolitans Men’s Chorus and Youth Choir.  There will also be a resource fair with many community organizations such as the ACLU, Trans Queer Pueblo, LGBTQ Consortium, Native Health, and many others that have yet to be announced!

April 22, 2017 (9:00 AM to 2:30 PM)

Families for Private Adoption Education & Support Workshop

Location: Estrella Mountain Community College

Families for Private Adoption is holding an education & support workshop which will serve as a “how to” guide to successful private adoption. Hear from those directly involved with domestic adoption such as: adoption attorneys, social workers, adoptive parents, and birthmothers.

 

April 29, 2017 (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

2017 Fatherhood Summit: Helping Boys Thrive 

Location: Phoenix Convention Center (South Ballroom)

The City of Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Program Fatherhood Initiative and the City of Phoenix My Brother’s Keeper will be hosting the 2017 Fatherhood Summit: Helping Boys Thrive. The Summit hopes to provide men with the sources needed to become better parents and to “overcome the challenges they face and improve their education, work and family outcome”.

Their keynote speaker is a New York Times bestselling author, renowned educator, and counselor – Dr. Michael Gurian, who will help the attendees to become more committed fathers.

For information go to: http://bit.ly/2mN7DOw

May

May 23, 2017 (5:30 to 7:30PM)

2017 Arizona Legislative Wrap-Up

Location: UFCW Local 99

There will be a discussion about what happened during the 2017 Arizona Legislative Session, as well as what the next action steps are.

You won’t want to miss this informative event during such a crucial year for equality!

Interested? RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2n7tWK3

June

June 16-18, 2017 

Bisbee Pride

Location: Bisbee, Arizona

More details coming soon! For more information visit: http://www.bisbeepride.com/copy-of-coming-out-in-cochise

June 23-25, 2017 

Pride In The Pines

Location: Flagstaff, Arizona

More details coming soon! For more information visit: http://www.flagstaffpride.org/weekend-events/

 

Ongoing 

Meet Your Future Self

Considering welcoming a foster child into your home? Join current foster/adopt families and prospective parents alike to learn just what it means to be foster family!

Interested? Email projectjigsaw@equalityarizona.org.

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