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Wednesday, October 11 • 10:00am - 10:30am
A Needs Assessment of LGBTQ+ Communities in Southeast Wisconsin: A University and Community Partnership ( 30 mins)

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In 2016, Cream City Foundation, a Milwaukee based non-profit organization partnered with Marquette University’s Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies to assess the needs and concerns facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, plus (LGBTQ+) people in southeast Wisconsin post marriage equality. Interviews were conducted with 27 community leaders and representatives from 23 different organizations serving LGBTQ+ people in southeastern Wisconsin, with a particular focus on organizations in Milwaukee, the state’s most populous city. Respondents emphasized the diversity of identities, experiences, and oppressions within LGBTQ+ communities. Findings highlight the additional concerns facing LGBTQ+ people of color, those who are trans, live in rural communities, and/or are economically disadvantaged. Findings highlight the disparate impact of racial segregation and poverty in Milwaukee on these communities; and, the need for a deeper understanding of how the intersections of race, class, gender identity, and sexuality influence the lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ people in southeast Wisconsin. This project serves as an example of a successful collaborative effort between a community-based organization and university research center. In fact, due to the partnership and research, the foundation has chosen to become a convening organization in an effort to bring LGBTQ+ organizations together to address issues of poverty, health, and community engagement and support and shift funding to address these areas. Attendees will learn about ways that they can develop similar efforts between community-based organizations and departments and centers at their institutions.


Angie Harris

Associate Professor, Social and Cultural Sciences, Marquette University

Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
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