PRIDE ONLINE – Code with Pride
Thursday, June 4, 2:00 pm
Sign up: https://www.meetup.com/codewithpride/events/270746721/
LaunchCode’s Code With Pride Queer Tech Symposium will kick off Pride Month by bringing together STL professionals committed to creating a more inclusive community and tech workforce for LGBTQ individuals.
This event will be all virtual, and you can find links for all portions of the Queer Tech Symposium on this page.
ALL LGBTQ community members and allies are welcome to join us as we talk about a more inclusive future for queer folks in STL, share journeys of queer folks advancing in tech careers, and build tech skills with technical presentations.
– Shira Berkowitz (Communications Manager @ PROMO)
Shira joined the PROMO (promoonline.org) team in October 2018 as Communications Manager. Shira’s experience working in digital communication, arts marketing, political advocacy and policy strategy, and human-centered design helps PROMO optimally reach our diverse LGBTQ+ community across the state of Missouri in equitable ways to win comprehensive equalities.
– Jay-Marie Hill (Trans Justice Organizer @ ACLU of Missouri; Lead Dreamer @ Music Freedom Dreams, LLC)
Jay-Marie is a Black, Boricua, Gender-Free Artist and Educator. They founded and run Music Freedom Dreams (www.musicfreedomdreams.com) to honor the overlapping realities of Black Trans folks and Black women with projects that stir the soul; most recently their public efforts include the national Black Trans Bike Experience and the Sweet And Fund, a statewide Mutual Aid effort for Trans, Queer, n Black Missourians. Jay-Marie also holds the post of statewide Trans Justice Organizer at the ACLU of Missouri.
– Sayer Johnson (Executive Director @ Metro Trans Umbrella Group)
Sayer is a co founder and executive director of the Metro Trans Umbrella Group (www.stlmetrotrans.org) a lifelong organizer he has dedicated this part of his life working to build power for transgender adults.
– James Lesch (Development Director @ Vivent Health)
James is the Director of Development for Vivent Health (viventhealth.org), which has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV since the earliest days of the epidemic, providing wrap-around services for people living with and at-risk for contracting HIV/AIDS.
– Randy Rafter (President @ Black Pride St. Louis) – https://www.blackpridestl.org/
– Moderator: Kennedy Brown (Marketing Manager @ LaunchCode)