PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable
Track: Interact in Roundtables
Workshop Block 1 – Saturday, October 26 – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: Central Street Room (Lobby Level)
PFLAG chapters need to find ways to serve and be inclusive of communities of color. But becoming inclusive is an ongoing and multifaceted effort. From different support models, to providing cultural competency education, to partnering with diverse organizations, the paths forward can seem complicated…but they don’t need to be. This roundtable discussion will give you a chance to ask questions, share information, and network with others who are working to build chapters that are more inclusive of communities of color. Bring your questions and expertise to the roundtable!
Jean-Marie Navetta, PFLAG National
Jean-Marie Navetta is the Director of Learning & Inclusion for PFLAG National, leading its Straight for Equality project, education programs, and inclusion efforts. Under her leadership, more than 16,000 people have participated in PFLAG educational programs. Jean-Marie is the former director of communications for PFLAG where she increased the organization’s visibility in outlets including the New York Times and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She was also the media relations manager for the American Association of University Women, where her work focused on issues such as discrimination in education, pay equity, and Title IX. But Jean-Marie is, most importantly, living proof that philosophy majors can get real jobs. She lives with her wife Jude and their two talented cats in Palm Springs, CA.