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Jun 4

Colors: The History and Life of LGBTQ America by Diamond Strategies

June 4 @ 10:00 am - June 25 @ 12:00 pm MST

This interactive eight-week webinar series will explore the dynamic and contested history and life of the LGBTQ community in America.

“When we know better, we do better.” ~ Maya Angelou

Celebrate Pride Month- Knowledge, Perspective & Inspirtation

Colors: The History and Life of LGBTQ America

Register Today! (An Online Zoom Webinar Course)

Weekly Beginning Saturday, June 11 , 2022 (Time: 10:00am – 12:00PM MST – Arizona Time)

Led by award-winning historian, diversity, equity, inclusion leader, and motivational speaker, Matthew C. Whitaker, Ph.D.

Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts.” – Barbara Gittings


This “masterclass” explores the social, cultural and political, experiences of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered, Questioning/Queer community (LGBTQ) in America, from colonization to the present. It will pay particular attention to the ways in which it resisted dehumanization and marginalization throughout internal community support and ongoing agitation for freedom and equality.  We will explore religious dogma, violence and safety, migration processes, political activism, family and relationships, and the cultivation of LGBTQ organizations and leaders in the 20th and early 21st centuries, and associated protest movements, that have led to the emergence of LGBTQ life as a dynamic and powerful force in global society.

Colors enables individuals and organizations to expand their horizons with dynamic, solutions-based learning in safe spaces.  Designed for professionals, non-traditional learners, and community, who wish to remain knowledgable and aware, Colors is your opportunity to learn from top scholars and practitioners in an intimate, comfortable, and convenient setting.  Our webinars facilitate appreciation for various cultures, promotes mutual respect, and energizes and advances civic participation and nimble leadership.

Dates and Themes

6/4 Colonial America, Nationhoof, Civil War and LGBTQ Life

6/11 LBGTQ Migration, Urbanization, Community Building

6/18 Stonewall, Movement, Pride and Representation

6/25 Modern Families

Diamond Strategies is a Better Business Bureau A+ rated, NSDMC certified minority business enterprise (MBE).  It is also the 2022 Best of Tempe (Arizona) Consultant Award winner, and a trend-setting justice, equity, diversity, inclusion (JEDI), and community relations firm, that has partnered with Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Europe, Africa and China.  Our specialties include: Facilitation and Training, including industry leading Training-of-Trainers, (TOT), Interest-Based-Resolution (IBR), meditation, motivational speaking, community relations, and thought leadership.  Our consultants are distinguished and globally experienced JEDI experts, offering services to schools, non-profits, corporations, faith-based organizations  municipalities, and community groups.  Our mission is to be your partner in a larger effort to maximize our human and institutional potential.  

Questions? Contact us at Diamond Strategies or call us at 480-252-0639.

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