Eric Edward Schell/Courage/March 23

March 23, 8:30am - 10:00am CDT. Hosted at Montrose Center

part of a series on Courage

About the speaker

“One of the things I find important about Pride Portraits is not only for people outside of the LGBTQI community to learn and educate themselves about us as humans, but also for people within our community to continually be reminded that there are others outside of our respective bubbles. For example as a gay man when my community won marriage equality, I thought the fight was over. I quickly learned that it’s not. Becoming personally involved with the trans community through my work with the TransVisible Project and Pride Portraits, I learned firsthand the struggles of trans and gender expansive individuals. This has helped me become a strong and more outspoken advocate and activist for trans rights and equality. The way I see it, trans people from the beginning, starting with stonewall, have stood up and led the way towards full equality for all of us. So why wouldn’t we as gay men not fight with all our powers, be it our voices, our connections or economic support, for them.” - Eric Edward Schell

Additional details

This month—join us FRIDAY, March 23 at 8:30am to learn about Courage. Eric Edward Schell of Pride Portraits will be leading the discussion at the Montrose Center. When researching or writing about courage, other traits fall into the mix: risk, vulnerability, curiosity, empathy, and action.

It seems, then, that courage has nothing to do with your title or level of expertise. It’s not for the few or the gifted. It’s an act of humanity, of choosing to take an action that is risky because it demands vulnerability and curiosity.

Courage has no specific form and knows no bounds. From starting a side project to the act of listening when you would rather interject, every day we are wrapped in opportunities to exercise courage.

We need your courage. It’s going to be risky and will require vulnerability. A posture of empathy and curiosity will empower you. And above all, you must take action.

This month is presented by our global partner This month’s global exploration of Courage was chosen by our Oakland chapter and illustrated by Annie Wong.

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