AWiLL Connect Event
AWiLL is pleased to Connect you to a timely and pertinent conversation with Marni Panas. This presentation will explore how to better work with, support and advocate for family, friends and colleagues who identify as a sexual or gender minority (LGBTQ2S+). Participants will hear personal experiences and stories, learn terminology and theory, and discuss what we can do to improve the experience for this often marginalized and vulnerable population.
Leadership through Diversity and Inclusion
Date: February 21, 2019
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30 pm
Place: The nook Café Inc, 10153-97 Street Edmonton
Cost: $17.50 AWiLL Member and $22.50 non-member
Ticket price also includes a light meal and refreshments.
Details: Several parking lots nearby. Street parking is free after 6:00 pm
Marni Panas leads the Diversity and Inclusion team of one of Canada's largest employers where she is dedicated to creating safer, more welcoming and inclusive approach to the delivery of health care. She holds a degree in Health Administration as well as a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional designation.
She was part of the work that led to gender identity and gender expression being added as protected grounds to Alberta and Canada’s Human Rights Acts. She was a member of the Advisory Committee that helped draft the apology that Prime Minister Justine Trudeau delivered to LGBTQ people in Canada in the House of Commons on November 28, 2017 for discrimination and injustices faced by this community as a result of federal legislation, policies and programs.
Marni was nominated as a YWCA Woman of Distinction, received a Human Rights Award from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights and named Lecture of the Year by the University of Alberta Medical Students Association. Marni is also a transgender woman, who has been very transparent throughout her journey in the hopes of fostering acceptance through education and respectful dialogue.
AWiLL is very fortunate to have Marni share her personal experience and wisdom with us. Please consider attending this session and bringing a friend.
It is through awareness and education we gain understanding and acceptance.