Greg R. Baird
Global Lecturer on LGBTQ+ Civil Rights, Equity, Inclusion & Acceptance
What is Allyship? Creating Positive Change in a Challenging World.
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 one person has to make a difference in the lives of so many. I will share stories and insightful information on how all of us can be supportive allies in our workplace and community incorporating pronouns and education. The lecture will inspire the audience to want to create change personally and within their own community and the world around us. This is a multi-media lecture and focuses on the many unique events from my own life and the incredible people who are making positive changes in our often challenging world.
Community, acceptance, and inclusion are now more important in our country than ever. This multi-media lecture will discuss and engage the audience on hate & bigotry in our community, schools, work, and the internet. Greg will also have a conversation about the shooting at Pulse Night Club 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. This is a very important and timely 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 also share with you firsthand, details, and myths from that horrible hate crime that changed the lives of so many. I will also discuss my several visits to Laramie, WY, filming a documentary and the many wonderful folks that 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, Residence Hall Training, Faculty & Staff Training, Conferences, Corporations and Workshops.
Target Audience(s): LGBTQA students, Faculty. Administrators, Student Affairs Staff & other Professionals, Residence Life Students, Fraternity, Sorority Communities and Professional Staff, Admissions Office Staff, Student and Professional Staff, Local community and clubs.