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Executive Director Search: Meet the Candidates!

on Friday, 24 February 2017. Posted in Events, Safespace

Executive Director Search: Meet the Candidates!
Community Forum: Meet the Candidates 
 
We want your feedback in the selection process of Pride Center of Vermont's next Executive Director! Here is your chance to participate in a community forum where each candidate will make a short presentation and answer questions from members of the community. This is a great opportunity to have you voice heard and provide valuable feedback to the search committee as we work towards finding the most qualified candidate.
 
 
 
Candidates Schedule:
 
Susan Hartman - 6pm, Friday March 3rd
Michael McCarver-Reyes- 11am, Saturday, March 4th
Llu Mulvaney-Stanak -  6pm, Saturday, March 4th

Sign Up for Tobacco Cessation Group

on Thursday, 16 February 2017. Posted in Events

Sign Up for Tobacco Cessation Group
Pride Center of Vermont's Tobacco Cessation Group will begin In the next few weeks. The group meets once a week for 4-5 weeks. Each session lasts 45 minutes to an hour. The group will be a place where folks access support and resources throughout there quitting process. Nicotine replacement products (patches, gum, etc) will be provided free of charge. Please indicate which days of the week and times would work for a regular meeting.
 
Here is the link to the questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGBTQuits

 

Serving Face! (Rescheduled for Weds 2/15)

on Wednesday, 08 February 2017. Posted in Events

Serving Face! (Rescheduled for Weds 2/15)

*****Rescheduled  due to storm for 6:30pmWeds 2/15****

Still looking for ideas for the Drag Ball? Do you feel gorgeous but sometimes struggle with your make-up? If that is the case, then head over to Pride Center of Vermont at 6:30pm Weds 2/15 and be a part of Serving Face, where we will have 3 amazing local Drag Queens, Nikki Champagne, Marjorie Mayhem, and Molly Chromatic  helping us create perfect contour,  dazzling eyes, and sparkling glitter beards. This is THE place to be in preparation for the Winter is a Drag Ball on Feb 18th

Mindful Hour (Tuesdays Feb 28 - March 21st)

on Friday, 10 February 2017. Posted in Events, Safespace

Mindful Hour (Tuesdays Feb 28 - March 21st)
Join us for a mindfulness series with Katrina Dreamer on Tuesday evenings 7:30-8:30 pmFebruary 28 - March 21. Katrina will lead guided mindfulness meditations to help you center yourself, find a moment of peace, and connect with others in the community.

Katrina Dreamer is a mindfulness instructor, dreamworker, academic coach, and tutor. She has taught workshops and classes on mindfulness and energy work at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley as well as privately. She works with both children and adults to help them cultivate their intuition and a sense of calm. Find out more at www.katrinadreamer.com.

Trans Town Hall Rescheduled for Feb 28th

on Tuesday, 07 February 2017. Posted in Events

Trans Town Hall Rescheduled for Feb 28th

Due to poor weather conditions between Boston and Burlington, the Trans Town Hall event is postponed to Feb 28th!

GLAD is coming! On Tuesday, February 28th at 6:30pm Jennifer Levi, GLAD Transgender Rights Project Director, will be leading a Trans Town Hall at the Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to ask one the country's foremost experts in transgender issues anything that's concerning you. Jennifer will come with information about what to expect from the new administration and issues around health care rights. Come a little early for pizza.

Vermont Burlesque Festival

on Wednesday, 16 November 2016. Posted in Events

Vermont Burlesque Festival

What: Vermont Burlesque Festival! The Vermont Burlesque Festival celebrates the local burlesque community and talent, offers continuing burlesque education and culture, and introduces the greater Vermont community to talent from outside of its borders. There will be multiple performances, comedy, and classes, from both local Vermonters and performers from outside the state. 

When: January 19, 20, and 21-- follow this link for the complete schedule! http://www.vermontburlesquefestival.com/Schedule.html

Where: ArtsRiot on Thursday for the opening cermonies (benefitting the Pride Center of Vermont), Barre on Friday, and the Hilton Hotel in Burlington on Saturday. Complete listings in the link above. 

Use the coupon code "pride" for $3 off current ticket prices! Additionally, this code will donate $2 to the Pride Center in November and $5 in December and January (donation clause does not apply to purchaes for the Barre show). 

Uncorked For A Cause: Annual Wine Auction

on Wednesday, 26 October 2016. Posted in Events

Uncorked For A Cause: Annual Wine Auction

Join the Pride Center at Burlington City Arts on Monday, December 5th, from 6PM-9PM. This is an upscale, winter-elegant event with over 20 lots of wine ranging from $25 to over $300 all to be auctioned off by the wonderful Abram Harrison. Fabulous food will be provided by Velvet Catering and Events. Entry fee is a bottle of wine or $20. #pcvtuncorked

GLAMsgiving Potluck

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Events

GLAMsgiving Potluck

Hello!! Come and join us in this GLAMorous potluck the week before Thanksgiving. Bring your favorite dish and share your thoughts on what you are greatful for this year. We'll have our board games out as well as our videogames, so feel free to bring yours! See you all there!

GLAM's Halloween Pub Crawl

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Events

GLAM's Halloween Pub Crawl
Hey there!!! Halloween weekend is coming and it is time for all the ghouls and monsters to come out!! Join us as we go bar hopping in downtown Burlington! Come dressed up as your favorite creature of the night and enjoy the evening with us! We'll meet at the Pride Center of Vermont at 7pm and we'll head to town at 7:30pm. (We might end up at Oak 45 for JOke 45.) See you then!!

TDoR Community Planning Meeting

on Friday, 21 October 2016. Posted in Events

TDoR Community Planning Meeting

Please join us on Wednesday, October 26th at 5:30pm at the Pride Center for a community based planning meeting for this year's Trans Day of Rememberance. Bring your ideas and thoughts! We welcome ideas on how the event should go, volunteers with art/music/crafts to contribue, or anyone who wants to have a hand in the event. We look forward to seeing you! 

Party with Momentum!

on Wednesday, 19 October 2016. Posted in Events

Party with Momentum!

When: October 29th, 5pm-9pm

Where: Cabot, VT

Winter's coming, don't hibernate. Come out and have some fun. We'll have tacos, burritos and margaritas. Bring a a Mexican side dish, snack, dessert or something to drink. Party at Rich's house (I hear the views are "to die for"): Cabot, VT. RSVP  required. Please email helen@pridecentervt.org for details. See you there!

SafeSpace Is Expanding!

on Wednesday, 12 October 2016. Posted in Events, Safespace

SafeSpace Is Expanding!
SafeSpace has created a new position! Job Announcement below. 
 
Position: SafeSpace Sexual Violence Program Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: full time
Benefits: Health and Dental coverage
 
ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION
Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) celebrates, educates, and advocates with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) Vermonters.
 
PROGRAM SUMMARY
SafeSpace is mission-driven to provide direct services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) survivors of violence. Through free and confidential services, SafeSpace offers short-term counseling; safety planning; police, court, and social services advocacy; and accompaniment for survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, hate/bias incidents, and other forms of discrimination and/or harassment.
 
JOB SUMMARY
This position is responsible for providing the majority of direct services and systems based advocacy for our OVW Underserved Populations grant. This grant is a collaboration with Migrant Justice, H.O.P.E Works, Voices Against Violence, and WomenSafe to reach the underserved LGBTQ migrant farm worker populations of Chittenden, Addison and Franklin county who might be experiencing DV/SV or IPV. The Sexual Violence Program Coordinator will play a key leadership role and will ensure communication among grant partners and OVW staff and national TA providers is maintained.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
SafeSpace Direct Services
  • Crisis intervention services and intake interviews, including “walk-in” clients
  • Provide individual counseling
  • Advocacy, information, referrals, safety planning and accompaniment
  • Establish and maintain collaborations with community partners
  • Provide individual and systems based advocacy including but not limited to work with social service programs, law enforcement, court, employers, and medical systems
  • Coordinate the Legal Clinic including but not limited to communication with attorneys, publicizing and promoting Legal Clinic, and managing intakes
 
SafeSpace Administrative
  • Document and report on all program and client related activity
  • Contribute to state and national reports and monthly reports for the Executive Director
  • Attend in-service and external trainings
  • Participate in SafeSpace program development meetings and weekly supervision with Executive Director
  • Manage related program contracts
  • Complete and submit paperwork in a timely fashion
 
Pride Center of Vermont
  • Attend and participate in PCVT staff meetings
  • Provide guidance to PCVT support groups facilitators including recruitment and training
  • With other staff, manage volunteer recruitment, placement and development
  • With other staff, manage PCVT and related calendar/blog/social media postings
 
JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A minimum of three years of related work experience required. Master’s degree and certification in Social Work preferred. Training or experience working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault required. Supervisory experience and clinical experience with crisis intervention, violence and victimization with LGTBQ clients preferred. Ability to facilitate working alliances between diverse groups within and beyond the LGTBQ communities. Knowledge of available social service resources in Vermont. Must be available to work flexible schedule as needed. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required for travel statewide. Must be fluent in Spanish.
 
Mail or email resume and cover letter to:
SafeSpace Sexual Violence Program Coordinator
Pride Center of Vermont
255 South Champlain Street, Suite 12
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Email:  josie@pridecentervt.org (Note: “SafeSpace Search” in the subject line)
 
Pride Center of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering diversity within its staff. Applications are encouraged from all persons regardless of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, marital status, religious creed, medical/physical/mental condition, sexual orientation, Veteran Status, or age.

Translating Identity Conference

on Wednesday, 28 September 2016. Posted in Events

Translating Identity Conference

For fifteen years, TIC has been the largest (and longest-running) student-run conference on campus. Our keynote this year is Kat Blaque, a transgender woman of color and feminist YouTuber, illustrator, animator, and writer who currently contributes to Everyday Feminism, Pride.com, the Huffington Post and runs a Youtube channel with tens of thousands of followers. She has appeared on Buzzfeed, MTV News and MTV's Decoded.

TIC explores a wide array of topics in discourses regarding gender and transgender identities, expressions, communities, and intersections; it is a free, student-organized, non-profit conference that seeks to reach not only the University of Vermont and the Burlington community but also the nation as a whole. A one-day event, TIC has numerous sessions to choose from at any time that are directed towards people at all levels of inclusion in the trans and allied communities. This conference is a safe space for everyone to come, learn, and enjoy themselves!

LGBTQuits: Free Tobacco Cessation Group

on Friday, 23 September 2016. Posted in Events

LGBTQuits: Free Tobacco Cessation Group

Do you use tobacco?

Is 2016 the year you finally quit tobacco?

Would you like some tips, tools and community to support you in quitting?

The Pride Center of Vermont is offering a free 5-week smoking cessation program, starting soon. 

We'll talk about addiction, health impacts of using tobacco and the benefits of quitting, and engage in activities and conversations to set goals, create action plans and build community. We're here to support you through quitting. Even if you don't feel ready to quit, you're still invited to participate in the program. 

If you're interested in participating or have questions- contact Mike at LGBTQuits@pridecentervt.org.

Rainbow Umbrella 2nd Annual Coming Out Day Tea Dance

on Friday, 23 September 2016. Posted in Events

Rainbow Umbrella 2nd Annual Coming Out Day Tea Dance

Come out! You don't have to be "out" to join us for our 2nd annual Coming Out Day Tea Dance. We will have Charlie O's decorated in, what else? Rainbow colors! Bring a friend and meet some new ones, play pool, dance to our queer themed playlist, and strenghten our community. Donations to Rainbow Umbrella accepted and appreciated.

10/9/16, 3pm- 7pm

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