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Philadelphia Chapter Event: LGBTQ+ Basics Workshop

Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 3‑4:30pm EDT
Location: Virtual Event via Zoom
Contact: Debbie Fickler

‚ÄčAre you looking for a way to expand your understanding of what it means to be a member of LGBTQ+ communities? Do you feel uneducated in conversations surrounding LGBTQ+ language and preferred terms? This session with Malik Muhammad, Associate Director of the LGBT Center at the University of Pennsylvania, will provide participants with an overview of LGBTQ+ history, terms, and current issues. It is a chance to broaden your awareness of what it means to be a member of LGBTQ+ communities and gain tangible tips on how you can check implicit biases and effectively engage with/support those who identify within the queer community.

About Our Speaker Malik Muhammad

Malik Muhammad is an Associate Director at the LGBT Center. A Philadelphia native, Malik holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well a Master’s degree in Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs from West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania. A proud brother of the Pennsylvania Tau Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Malik’s passion for social justice began at an early age as  the son and grandson of phenomenal change agents in the Philadelphia African American Muslim community. That passion was reignited and started to flourish during his six-year academic and para-professional career at WCU. There he came to realize the deep significance of LGBTQ+ advocacy, education, and working with an intersectional lens at the higher education level and in all walks of life. Now, years later, Malik is a change agent himself. At Penn, he diligently works to support students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members spearheading the Center’s educational programs, advising LGBTQ+ student groups, and fostering collaboration across the University with various other roles. Malik also serves the Philadelphia community as a member of the Penn Center for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board, the Colours Organization Board, and as a talented local artist/entertainer. From the moment you meet him, Malik’s genuine, energetic, and optimistic nature is undeniable and often, quite contagious. If you haven’t already, find out for yourself!

Zoom link will be provided in advance.

Material from, 00:21:37 October 21, 2021.
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