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Diversity & inclusion training

What is the #wesupport campaign?


Harvey Milk Festival created the #Wesupport campaign in response to an emerging need in Sarasota, Fl. The #Wesupport campaign aims to educate and inform participants of the unique diversity issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community and their families. We provide local businesses with education materials and supplemental training to better understand and cater to its LGBTQ+ clientele. Harvey Milk Festival asks businesses to take the pledge, which serves as a commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace environment for both employees and patrons. 





What does taking the pledge involve?


With a donation of $25-$200, businesses who take the pledge will receive a window decal to proudly display their support for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Businesses will also have employees take the LGBTQ+ Inclusion & Diversity training, led by one of our consultants. All businesses who take the pledge are required to take the training. HMF is able to provide this valuable training to smaller businesses thanks to a generous donation from Community Foundation of Sarasota County. For businesses larger than 10 employees or large organizations we can discuss rates for the training. 

What does the Inclusion & Diversity training involve?


The #Wesupport training model will incorporate several modules including but not limited to: Frequently Asked Questions about the LGBTQ+ community, Identity, Pronouns, and Respectability, and Legal Rights. The #Wesupport Inclusion & Diversity training is interactive and designed for a group of employees. 

This campaign intends to educate and empower participants to take a more active role in rejecting discrimination within their communities.

To register a business, click below or for more information contact info@harveymilkfestival.org

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