The LGBTQI+ Global Crisis: Addressing an Epidemic of Violence and Persecution

Rainbow Flag_ Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy_ World Affairs Speaker Series

Monday, October 24th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Westminster College - Gore School of Business
1840 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City

(This event is free & open to the public, but registration is required. Click here for the campus map: Building #4, best parking is in Lot A.)

In a time when there are more displaced people than ever before, LGBTQI+ people are uniquely vulnerable due to systemic, state-enabled homophobia and transphobia, resulting in an epidemic of violence and persecution. Join Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy as we welcome Dane Bland with Rainbow Railroad as he discusses how they help LGBTQI+ individuals worldwide find safety and access lives free from persecution, and what individuals in Utah can do to be part of the solution. 

 

Dane Bland-Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy-World Affairs Lecture SeriesABOUT THE SPEAKER: Dane, Director of Development and Communication for Rainbow Railroad, is a not-for-profit leader focused on translating development activities to social betterment, political action, advocacy, and systemic change.

Dane Bland has over 10 years of experience in the charitable and not-for-profit sector, including in human rights, arts & culture, education and healthcare. Dane is a Certified Fundraising Executive, and a graduate of the Trent University Business Administration Program and Seneca College Fundraising Management postgraduate certificate program. Dane is a board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Canada’s national board, a board member of the AFP Greater Toronto Area, and a board member of the Workforce Development Board of the Peterborough Region. Dane has been a CFRE Ambassador for Ontario since 2019.

When not working, Dane is a hockey fan, a dog lover (and owner), a once-decent golfer, a self-professed “culture vulture” and a lover of all things arts and heritage. 

To learn more about Rainbow Railroad, click here.

Event Information

Event Date Oct 24, 2022 7:00 pm
Individual Price Free-Open to the public
Location Westminster College - Gore School of Business Auditorium
Categories World Affairs Speaker Series