Greg R. Baird
Global Lecturer on LGBTQ+ Civil Rights, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.
What is allyship What can you do to support the LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities in a challenging world? How are you fostering a positive & healthy community that will leave a wonderful legacy? This program will inspire and motivate the entire audience on how the power of one person can create change. The lecture will include LGBTQ+ current topics of rising above the hate against the transgender and non-binary communities to embracing peace, diversity & inclusion. Through my engaging storytelling, I will share insightful information on how all of us can be supportive allies in our workplace and community while unlocking bias and discrimination. The lecture will inspire the audience to create change personally, at work, and within their own community. This lecture is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation and focuses on the many unique events from my own life and the incredible people who are making positive changes in our challenging world.
This engaging & informative lecture discusses a way of understanding social relations through the LGBTQ+ communities by examining intersections in forms of discrimination. Many forms of oppression are present in our lives and the lives of our coworkers and community. Through my personal storytelling, I will talk about understanding how our own lived experiences, and the lived experiences of others, connect to a larger social system of privilege and oppression. I will share the importance of allyship in the workplace and within our communities. This lecture discusses how to be a better ally and not embrace hate, as well as how to develop solutions and support for the LGBTQ+ community. This lecture is accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation to enhance the learning experience.
Community, acceptance, and inclusion are now more important in our country than ever. This moving and informative multi-media lecture will engage the audience on hate & bigotry in our community, schools, work, and the internet. The program will focus on a framework for creating change to disarm hate, bigotry & bias and how everyone is valuable in our global world. I will also have a conversation about the shooting at Pulse Night Club that occurred on June 12, 2016, which left 49 dead and 53 injured. This will also include a short film directed and edited by Greg titled “2:02 A.M.” The lecture will share how we can be proactive to heal, educate and embrace inclusion. If we are not sharing our history, no one is going to do it for us. This is a very important and moving lecture. Your audience will remember this presentation long after it's over.
In this multi-media presentation, I will share with you my personal experience from the gay hate murder of Matthew Shepard and how Matt's legacy is still inspiring people all over the world. I will share with you firsthand details and myths about that horrible hate crime that changed the lives of so many in 1998. I will discuss my several visits to Laramie, filming a documentary, and the many inspirational people I have met in my journey of sharing Matt's story.
General Information on all lectures
Available Formats: Lecture, Lecture Series, Classroom Visits, Pride Events, Faculty & Staff Training, Conferences, Corporations, Companies, and Workshops.
Target Audience(s): DEI & Employee Resource Groups, LGBTQ+ Students, Faculty. Administrators, Student Affairs Staff & Other Professionals, Fraternity, Sorority Communities and Professional Staff, Admissions Office Staff, Student and Professional Staff, Local community and clubs.