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In response to the unprecedented amount of unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic The LOFT is collaborating with David Wiacek, a certified professional career coach (CPCC) and proud LOFT Business Partner, to offer an on-line webinar on topics related to optimizing your job search.
David wants to hear from The LOFT community on what would be most beneficial to them by asking interested participants to complete this brief planning survey. Complete the survey here.
Whether your job was adversely impacted during this time, you realized you want to change careers, or you are entering or reentering the workforce, all are welcome to take advantage of this event which The LOFT will be hosting on-line in June. The center plans to offer this webinar twice, in the afternoon and evening, to allow for the most number of people to participate. Date and time TBD.
To learn more about David and how he helps people achieve their career goals, please visit: www.davidthefixer.com
The LOFT is currently offering many of our Peer Support & Social Groups, virtually, via Zoom. The LOFT knows how important it is for our LGBTQ community to continue to safely connect with one another, especially in times of elevated stress and public concern. Although The LOFT's in-person groups and drop-in services are suspended at the moment, we want the community to know that we are still here to serve you.
How does this work?
Read our guidelines for using our LOFT Virtual Groups here.
You can either video chat in or call in using only audio through your Zoom account.
Throughout June, The Generations Project
in collaboration with The LOFT will be facilitating a series of online virtual "First Times"
storytelling workshops. We invite all perspectives on the theme to include stories about first experiences, new beginnings, rites of passage, etc.
The meetings of this series will be held:
Thursday, May 28th, 2-4:30pm,
Thursday, June 4th, 2-4:30pm,
Thursday, June 11th, 2-4:30pm,
Thursday, June 18th, 2-4:30pm
Culminating event will be held Thursday, June 25th, time TBD
Julia Peloso-Barnes, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Past President of The LOFT's Board of Directors is back for the third installment, Managing your money, of the four-part series: It's 2020! Focusing Your Financial Vision.
Managing your money: Thursday, June 11th at 7pm
-5 steps to a successful spending plan
-Use the present and the past to help you figure out your future
-Manage credit responsibly
Julia will also be answering financial questions related to the current health pandemic.
To help prepare, please submit questions in advance to The LOFT at email@example.com and put in the subject line indicate June 11th Workshop.
If we are not able to answer your questions on the June 11th workshop, we will make every effort to refer you to other resources.
Each session will run approximately 90 minutes.
Free to attend, RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org or #914-948-2932 x13
Below is more information about the other installments in the series
Aimee's Fight To End Transgender Discrimination Made Her an Icon
by Jeffrey Guard
The fight against transgender discrimination has taken a tragic turn.
Aimee Stephens who was the central figure in landmark case R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission passed away on May 12, 2020.
According to attorneys and family, Aimee’s wish in the event of her passing was for the court case to continue despite her absence.
Below are five facts that you should know about Aimee Stephens.