Introduction to LGBT Issues in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Introduction to LGBT Issues in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Webinar: A Presentation That Comes to You
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
10:00am to 11
:30am
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce,
2 Public Square,
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

John Dawe, CFRE
Executive Director
The Rainbow Alliance

Learn about the state of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Northeastern Pennsylvania including education, workforce development and employment, healthcare, youth and family resources, representation, and more. The workshop will present information gathered in recent LGBT community needs scans, as well as an overview of steps regional institutions and employers can take to become more welcoming to our LGBT neighbors, co-workers and friends.

John W. Dawe, has been working with nonprofit organizations, small and medium businesses since 2003. With extensive experience in technology integration and project management, the majority of his career has been in web-based development, fundraising, communications, marketing and strategic planning. Dawe is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and an AFP Master Teacher.
He serves as the executive director of The Rainbow Alliance, Northeastern Pennsylvania’s community advancement organization serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. Dawe has served on several boards and advisory boards throughout the state and region including the Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition (SPARC), Value All Families Coalition, Pride of Northeastern Pennsylvania Social Group, and Luzerne County Diversity Commission.


About

NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.