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As we close out 2021, the theme of the Q4 Southern States Forum will be “Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going”. This installment of the Southern States Forum will bring together hundreds of LGBTQ and ally professionals in an interactive session focused on utilizing breakout conversations and peer-to-peer learning on how to leverage lessons learned in 2021 to create bolder, brighter, and more inclusive workplaces in 2022. During this event, we will work together as a community of Southerners to build strategies and best practices towards greater LGBTQ inclusion. 

The event will feature inspirational opening remarks as well as interactive breakout sessions guided by thought-provoking conversation prompts. 

Q4 Southern States Forum: Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, from 10:00 – 11:00 am ET / 9:00 – 10:00 am CST 

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Time  (ET)Section  Speakers  
10:00-10:04  Out & Equal Welcome CV Viverito, Deputy Director, Global Programs and Stakeholder Engagement
10:04-10:10  Out & Equal Opening RemarksGabriel de la Cruz Soler, Global Stakeholder Engagement Manager   
10:10-10:50 Breakout Room DiscussionsMadeline Perrou, Communications Manager  
10:50-11:00  Closing  Deena Fidas, Managing Director | Chief Program & Partnerships Officer

If you are interested in partnering with us in future virtual engagements, please reach out to partnerships@outandequal.org.

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