The Generational Allies Workshops are intended to start conversations among a wide range of older adults to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgender, Two-Spirit and Intersex (LGBQT2I+) inclusion and the development of allyship practices. All the workshops are based on personal experience stories from LGBQT2SI+ older adults (55+). Interviews with storytellers will be recorded on video and edited into 5-10 min videos that focus on specific issues faced by older LGBQT2I+ folks and will form the basis of the workshop discussions. They are meant to be hosted by organizations that already provide services to older adults, and are to be presented/facilitated by LGBTQ2SI+ older adults. Once complete, the workshop materials will be available as free downloads on the onmyplanet.ca site.
Generational Allies is now looking for storytellers!!
Are you LGBQT2SI+ identified? Over 55? Would you like to be interviewed about your life experiences for the Generational Allies Workshops? We are particularly looking for Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) folks. We very much want to hear your voices and your stories in all their complexities and intersectionalities.
If this sounds like you, then get in touch. You can send an email to lulu at onmyplanet dot ca or you can use the contact form on the website (link below or in the side bar). Let us know where you’re located, (preference will be given to those on Vancouver Island or the Lower Mainland of BC, Canada, but there’s a possibility of doing a Zoom interview) and please include your contact information (phone, email, and mailing address). It would also be good for us to know your age and how you identify.
The interviews will take place in late summer and early fall of 2021 at a variety of locations on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Everyone involved in conducting and recording the interviews will be fully vaccinated and all CoVid Protocols will be observed.
We can’t wait to hear your story!!
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the project, the interview process or about us.
Update June 2021 – The online survey is now closed and the Focus Groups have been completed – Thank you to everyone that participated.
From November, 2020:
If you don’t want to tell your story but you’re still interested in getting involved…
There are still a few ways to pitch in with Generational Allies.
Be an Advocate
Contact us and let us know that you’d like to help us promote the Generational Allies project to potential volunteers and storytellers. You can help us spread the word, by letting your friends and family know about the project. Help us find Storytellers for our workshop videos, or help us find organizations that can host a workshop.
Be a Volunteer Facilitator
Are you interested in learning some facilitation skills and delivering our workshops to groups of your peers? The workshops will be hosted by organizations that provide services for older adults and will be delivered online, or in person, if ever the CoVid restrictions permit it. You need to be over 55 and identify as LGBQT2SI+.
If any of these sound like you, please use the contact form to let us know.
For more information please contact us here.