The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center in collaboration with The Storytelling Project of Life Jacket Theatre Co. presents
Radical Queer Theater a monthlong storytelling series for LGBTQ+ young adults ages 18 to 29.
Radical Queer Theater will engage artists at the intersection of theater, personal narrative, and queer power. Participants will devise original work via processes of personal reflection, theatrical skill building, and peer consciousness raising. COME AS YOU ARE!
This workshop is perfect for individuals with any level of “creative experience.”
Lead by Teaching Artist Julian Goldhagen, Radical Queer Theater is being presented as a series of 4 consecutive hour-long storytelling workshops taking place on the Zoom platform and will culminate in a virtual storytelling performance open to the public, including friends and family. More information on Julian below.
When: Thursdays, Oct. 1st – Oct. 22nd 2020, from 7pm-8pm EST
Culminating performance will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29th 2020, at 7pm EST.
Where: Virtually, via Zoom!
There are a limited number of spots available for participation in Radical Queer Theater and we ask that only those apply who can commit to the full series and culminating performance. Participation is this program is free.
Click here to complete the application process including the consent and release form.
Completion of the application does not guarantee acceptance into this program. The LOFT will notify you if you have been enrolled in Radical Queer Theater. We will also create a waiting list if spots become available.
Courageous Conversations by YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester in partnership with the White Plains League of Women Voters and White Plains Public Library, will continue our Common Ground series around race and how to build an anti-racist community. This month will focus on Racism and the LGBTQ+ community. Our plan is to focus on the way racism affects many facets of our identities and how we can come together to build a stronger community.
When: Thursday, September 24th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Via Zoom!
LOFT Staff Member, Mia Edwards, will be assisting with facilitating this discussion.
Planning for Financial Independence (What We Used to Call Retirement) Workshop | Thursday, September 24th
Presented by Julia Peloso-Barnes, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
This workshop is part four of our "It's 2020! Focusing Your Financial Vision" Series and will cover:
-What does Financial Independence mean to you?
-Roth vs. Traditional IRA - Which is right for you?
-Creating a roadmap on your terms
To help prepare, please sent any questions you have in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject line put "September 24th workshop". If we are not able to answer your question during your workshop, we will make every effort to refer you to other resources.
More information about Julia below.
Join The LOFT's OutWalking Group this Friday evening Sept 11th at 6:30pm in front of The LOFT Center for a walk around White Plains anchored by the center's 3 previous locations. Also we are now officially one month out from our trip to the Great Jack-O'Lantern Blaze. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to purchase your tickets soon if you would like to attend before they sell out. Information about our three upcoming walks is posted below. Hope to see you out there!
Are you also upset about the recent burning of a Pride Flag in Rye this past weekend? Well, let’s join together and stand up in Pride. Take a picture with you and a Pride Flag, post it on your Instagram, tag us (@loftlgbtcenter) and we’ll post it on our stories! There’s no place for hate and we will stand up with pride! To read more about the incident, click here. Let's use the hashtag #standwithpride
The LOFT LGBT Community Services Center (The LOFT) looks forward to a time in the near future to welcoming you back! We miss seeing you in person and trust you are staying well and being safe. The LOFT is committed to providing you and our dedicated employees with a safe
place, and in light of guidance from New York State we will be taking a measured approach to re-opening our doors. We have not yet set a date for opening The LOFT’s physical space to the public. The LOFT will continue to provide many programs and services to our community through online meetings and forums until it is safe to meet in person.
As the situation with COVID-19 remains uncertain, we expect New York State to update the requirements for businesses. If plans change, we will let you know in sufficient time prior to reopening The LOFT’s physical space. We will circulate guidance to describe exactly how we will be handling the reopening; much of which will depend on NYS and Westchester County guidance.
When we first re-open The LOFT’s physical space to the public we will be required to keep a record of everyone who enters. We must also ensure that occupancy remains at or less than 50% of the permitted occupancy. When you come back, you will notice various changes in the way The LOFT looks, as well as new practices and protocols. We understand these changes may be difficult and we are here to support you. Our goal is to collaboratively ensure that you feel safe and secure.
If you have questions please feel free to call The LOFT’s Executive Director, Judy Troilo at 914-948-2932 x11 or email@example.com
Yours in Pride,
The LOFT Board of Directors
For a PDF version of the letter, click here.
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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?
Click here to fill out this google form to mark your interest for a particular group(s).
- Once you fill out this Google Form, a LOFT staff member will send you the unique zoom access link for the group(s) you request. Each zoom access link is unique to the DATE and GROUP it is associated with. The link will not work outside of the scheduled meeting time.
- Set up a FREE Zoom account
You can either video chat in or call in using only audio through your Zoom account.
This is an open group to chat about what ever is on your mind. Grab a sandwich or a cup of coffee and connect with The LOFT staff and other community members virtually over lunch.