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DAP Connect Lunch & Learn: Learning to Create a LGBTQ+ Inclusive Workplace

October 8, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

As our community continues to create more inclusion for people who identify as LGBTQ+, our workplaces are having to adjust accordingly in regards to recruitment, hiring, and retention. Sometimes our workplaces struggle to quickly adopt these important changes. This DAP Connect member-exclusive lunchtime session will include a brief presentation from a local expert on these issues, as well as a discussion on topics of sexual orientation and gender identity from panelists who will connect these topics to their personal and professional lives.

DAP Connect Lunch & Learn
October 8, 2015
11:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.
DAP Office (Old Post Office)
815 Olive St., Suite 23
St. Louis, MO 63101

Speaker Panel:

EugeneEugene Potchen-Webb joined the PROMO Fund staff in July of 2015, as SAGE Program and Training Coordinator. He was a Founding Board Member of SAGE Metro St. Louis. His particular areas of interest, in training, are HIV and Aging, LGBT Welcoming Spaces, and Trans* Education for the Larger Community.


LaShanaLaShana Lewis is an Associate Engineer for MasterCard. She found her job at MasterCard through its partnership with Launchcode, an organization that pairs people aiming to work in technology with top-level employers. Lewis has been working professionally in the technology field since 1998, and she recently transitioned from Call Center Management to Server Engineering. She was most recently featured as a speaker for the Lesbians Who Tech New York Summit, a conference that strives to create visibility and diversity for queer women in technology. Lewis is an active member of the LGBT Community in Saint Louis, a lover of Science Fiction, and avid latte-drinker. Connect with her on Twitter at @lmlewis517.

AnnaWarbelowAnna Warbelow coordinates and serves as lead facilitator of the Washington University Faculty and Staff SafeZones program, which offers peer-based trainings focused on creating more inclusive environments for WashU’s LGBTQIA* students, staff, faculty, and community members. At the university, Anna also works in the office of Student Involvement and Leadership, serves on the LGBT Advisory Board and on the Campus Diversity Collaborative. She received her Ph.D. in Art History with a focus on queer art and theory from Washington University, has a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and completed her undergraduate work in English Literature at Michigan State University. Anna is passionate about reproductive justice, particularly in the queer community, local food, and all things St. Louis. As a white cis queer woman Anna is committed to active allyship through educating herself and others about injustices faced by people of color and trans* people.

DAP Connect members can register for the event using the form below.  If you are interested in joining the DAP Connect program to attend this event, please contact Tina Mahtani at tmahtani@dapstl.org for more information.

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October 8, 2015
11:00 am - 1:00 pm