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IREM MD April Dinner, Drinks & DEI

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Join IREM for Cocktails, Dinner, and our featured speaker, Catherine Hyde at Busboys and Poets in Columbia, MD. 

Featured Speaker: 

Catherine Hyde

Catherine has worked in social justice for 25 years. She is founder of Navigating What’s Next, a practice specializing in coaching and consulting for the nonprofit and LGBTQ+ communities. She is a graduate of Georgetown’s Executive Certificate program in Leadership Coaching and is PCC certified by the International Coaching Foundation. Catherine did not listen to her child who, at the age of 4, told her that something had gone wrong in her belly and that he was supposed to be a she. Her child’s journey, as the first youth to transition in the Howard County school system, inspired Catherine’s advocacy. She volunteers with PFLAG (the oldest and largest organization supporting LGBTQ+ people and their loved ones) and speaks and trains on transgender understanding and sensitivity. She has worked with the Department of Justice, helping train law enforcement, and was asked to testify before the LGBTQ congressional caucus.


Exploring Diverse Identities

April is Celebrating Diversity month, so we’ll celebrate diverse identities by exploring more. We’ll look at our own identities. We’ll learn how our identities are the basis for our sense of belonging and how having them respected is critical for our mental health and happiness--even our survival. We’ll delve into LGBTQ+ identities, something called heteronormativity, and privilege and how it can derail our best intentions. Then we’ll talk about pronouns, language and assumptions. You’ll come away with greater understanding and sensitivity and options for deeper exploration.

***If you are a property management professional who is currently not a member but would like to attend this event please e-mail for registration options***

We are collecting shoes at every event through April for our Shoe Drive for funds2orgs. 

For More Information:

Lori Crook
Lori Crook
IREM Maryland (410)413-1418

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