In Wisconsin's Brown County, the public is invited to participate in a nine-week equity challenge designed to create more understanding of and community support for LGBTQ+ residents, per the Green Bay Press Gazette.
The LGBTQ+ Equity Challenge runs March 14-May 9. It is free, but registration is required and can be completed at the program website. Participants will examine a different theme each week involving local and national issues affecting LGBTQ+ people that was developed jointly by the Brown County United Way and local LGBTQ+-rights advocates.
Justis Tenpenny, a local LGBTQ activist and Brown County United Way communications director, helped curate the stories, videos and other materials incorporated into program.
The nine-week equity challenge will devote eight weeks to a different theme or aspect of the LGBTQ+ experience. The fifth week is for reflection. The topics participants will explore include definitions and terms, history, intersectionality, violence, education, healthcare, challenges and allyship.
Each week, participants will be asked to read, listen to or watch material related to the theme and reflect on it either individually or among small groups of participants.
See www.lgbtqequitychallenge.com . All are welcome to take the challenge but please note parts of this challenge are localized for Brown County. The county includes cities, towns and unincorporated communities such as Green Bay (the county seat), New Denmark, Pittsfield, Fontenoy, Bellevue and De Pere, among others.