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LA LGBT Center to Host Big Queer Convo About LBQ Women at Work

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HOLLYWOOD — On Wednesday, October 23, at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Village at Ed Gould Plaza, a panel of tenured professionals from across a variety of industries will discuss the realities faced by lesbian, bisexual, and queer women in the workplace. Entitled Women’s Work: Perspectives on the Highs, Lows, and Where’d We Go?

The panel is co-sponsored by the Center and PwC and is part of a year-long celebration of the Center’s 50th Anniversary—one in a series of Big Queer Convo devoted to documenting the impact of LGBT people in various industries over the last half-century.

The panelists include Leslie O’Harrow, Tax Partner, PwC; Marquita Thomas, Executive Director, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce; Lucinda Moorhead, TV Agent, United Talent Agency and Center Board Member; and Laura Luna P, Electric Utility Regulatory Project Analyst, Community Builder, and Cultural Curator.

The panel will be moderated by Terra Russell-Slavin, Director, Policy and Community Building at the Center.

“From pay equity to harassment and unfair stereotypes, there’s still so much that needs to be done to achieve true parity in the workplace for women. At the same time, many LBQ women face additional barriers at work because of invisibility and discrimination.

Our voices must be part of this broader conversation,” said Russell-Slavin. “Our panelists are LBQ voices from across a variety of industries. Their experiences and perspectives will illuminate current realities, including were we have succeeded while helping us set collective benchmarks about where were need to go as a community.”

A networking reception will be hosted by PwC at The Village courtyard following the panel discussion.

SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, October 23
Doors Open:
6:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion:7–8:30 p.m.
PwC Hosted Networking Reception:
8:30–10 p.m.

WHERE:
Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre
The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038

NOTE: With limited parking at the newly opened Anita May Rosenstein Campus, please allow extra time to find street parking or consider using a ride share service or public transportation.

TICKETS: FREE admission. To RSVP, visit lalgbtcenter.org/bqc

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WeHo Calendar: Changes to City’s Upcoming Scheduled Events

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WEST HOLLYWOOD– The city has announced that due to safety concerns, a number of events sponsored by WeHo will be cancelled until further notice. The City urges people to practice social distancing as much as possible, keeping exposure to crowds to a minimum.

Sunday, March 15

2:00 PM (Cancelled) NOW- Hollywood Chapter presents ‘The TransVagina Diaries’ by Lindsey Deaton

2:00 PM (Cancelled) REVIVING THE REVOLUTION: Empowered Lesbians and Queer Women of Color Read and Discuss Their Written Works

Monday, March 16

9:00 AM (Cancelled) Helen Albert Certified Farmers’ Market

6:30 PM City Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 17

6:30 PM (Cancelled) 5th Annual Hollywood NOW Herstory Awards & Reception

7:00 PM (Cancelled) Russian Advisory Board

Wednesday, March 18

6:00 PM (Cancelled) Wednesday Night Social Club

6:30 PM (Cancelled) Transportation Commission

Thursday, March 19

2:00 PM (Cancelled) beWellWeHo: UCLA Memory Training

5:00 PM (Cancelled) Urban Art Subcommittee Meeting

5:30 PM (Cancelled) Long Range Planning Projects Subcommittee – Special Meeting

6:30 PM Planning Commission – Special Meeting

Friday, March 20

No events scheduled

Saturday, March 21

9:00 AM (Cancelled) Annual Arbor Day Celebration

11:30 AM (Cancelled) “Play Ball” Skills Clinics and Home Run Derby

For a look at the entire month visit our website calendar.

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WeHo JFS Service Changes For Seniors and Others Due to Virus

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood is taking every precaution to prioritize community health and well being to respond to coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The City is getting the word out about updates regarding services for seniors at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park and services available from Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)

  • JFS has immediately cancelled all activities at the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center at Plummer Park until April 10, 2020 as a precaution to safeguard health and safety and JFS will make assessments as the situation evolves;
  • The JFS meal site will provide a frozen meal for each client coming to its meal sites on Monday, March 16, 2020 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and the organization anticipates providing additional meals for clients in order to minimize client contact and support recommendations for social distancing;
  • Additionally, SOVA, the JFS food pantry, located on Pico and Robertson Boulevards, continues to remain open for community members.

The JFS West Hollywood Comprehensive Service Center remains a vital resource for seniors and people with disabilities and it will continue to be operational at this time. Operated by Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS), funded in large part by the City of West Hollywood, and located in the community center at Plummer Park, the Center is a one-stop source of support and assistance.

In response to concerns about coronavirus, JFS requests that community members contact the Center by phone instead of in person. Currently, case managers are reaching out to connect with clients and assess needs. For more information, please call (323) 851-8202.

For additional information about social services in the City of West Hollywood, please call (323) 848-6510.

The City of West Hollywood will post updates on its website at weho.org/coronavirus. The City is updating its calendar and information will be available at weho.org/calendar.

For updates from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about Coronavirus, please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus.

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Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation – Mar 24

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WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City of West Hollywood Seniors in Action: Community + Connection + Conversation is an active on-going program for residents.

It offers activities that provide engaging opportunities for participants to learn something new, contribute their talents and experience, and deepen their connection to the West Hollywood community.

Refreshments will be served. Presented by the West Hollywood Comprehensive Services Center in collaboration with the City of West Hollywood and its Senior Advisory Board.

Attendance is free and open to the public; RSVPs are not necessary.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

For more information, please contact Corey Roskin at (323) 848-6403 or croskin@weho.org or Valentina Aleksandrova at (323) 876-1717 or aleksandrova@jfsla.org.

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