Strength & Support: A Pride Roundtable
Join hosts from support and justice-oriented organizations for an educational roundtable on how to be a more supportive human!
Whether you’re an ally, friend, family member, or member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, we know we can all do more to support each other. This roundtable will be an interactive exploration of how to better support and affirm your fellow humans, be inclusive and respectful in your actions, and speak up against injustice.
Speakers to be announced over the coming days below + link to come!
Rejoignez des hôtes d’organisations de soutien et de justice pour une table ronde éducative sur la façon d’être un humain plus solidaire!
Que vous soyez un allié, un ami, un membre de la famille ou un membre de la communauté 2SLGBTQIA +, nous savons que nous pouvons tous faire plus pour nous soutenir mutuellement. Cette table ronde sera une exploration interactive de la façon de mieux soutenir et affirmer vos semblables, d’être inclusif et respectueux dans vos actions et de dénoncer l’injustice.
Les conférenciers seront annoncés sous peu + lien à venir!
Speakers include / Les conférenciers incluent:
Husoni Raymond (he/him)
Tzomi Burkhart (they/them, iel/lui)
Stu Kearney (he/him)
More to be announced soon!
Husoni Raymond is a recent graduate of St. Thomas University with a double major in Communications and Public Policy & Criminology and a minor in Human Rights. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Husoni is passionate about social justice issues and grassroots activism. During his time at St. Thomas, Husoni spearheaded the planning and execution of inaugural Black History Month initiatives and founded the Black Students’ Association. He also served as the first Black President of the St. Thomas Students’ Union and Vice-Chair of the New Brunswick Student Alliance. He is the 2019 winner of the New Brunswick Multicultural Association’s International Student Champion of Cultural Diversity Award and a founding member of Fredericton’s Black Lives Matter Chapter. Husoni is passionate about helping others and making a positive impact on his community through compassion and dedicated advocacy.
Tzomi Burkhart (they/them, iel/lui) runs a small homestead in Am’lam’gog, sometimes pronounced Memramcook. After ten years moving around the continent on music tours, working as a farmhand, and teaching in public schools, Tzomi now coordinates teams of talented environmental and sustainability educators at the New Brunswick Environmental Network. In their personal time, they help to provide online ritual spaces for like-minded jewish people who are isolated from in-person observance due to their marginalized experiences, whether from being housebound, anti-zionist, disabled, LGBTQ+, or other factors.
Maxie is a Queer, nonbinary Jewish weirdo. They grew up across many provinces, and now firmly planted in Mi’kma’ki. Maxie has a background in community education, organizing, and psychology. Maxie is published in the queer comic anthology Rainbow Reflections, a text designed to bring health information to the masses in an accessible context. They obtained their Bachelor of Science from Acadia University in 2017, and are currently working on an MA in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. They enjoy knitting, handstands, and writing comics.
Stu has been a peer support volunteer for over 15 years, in the roles of drop in volunteer, phone support and now leader and group facilitator of pflag Canada Saint John. He strongly believes in the power of education and restorative practices. Stu just competed 3 years as a Diversity and Respect Coach for schools from Sussex to Campobello and often working with gender and sexuality alliances in middle and high schools and coaching elementary and middle school teachers in the use of circles and restorative practices. Last year he piloted an 18 week program called “Healthy Relationships for LGBT2Q+ Youth.” which shows a lot of promise to spread all over southern NB and possibly even the province. He is currently school counselor at Quispamsis Middle School and a member of the board of directors of Pride in Education New Brunswick. Stu lives in Rothesay with his partner Dan of 19 years and their feisty 10 year old daughter Lily.