Webinar: Creating Community Pride with Street Banners
“Steal This Idea” is series of workshops aiming to bring our membership together in celebration of their hard work .
About this event
“Steal This Idea” is series of workshops aiming to bring our membership together in celebration of their hard work and to share ideas and projects with the community. This project was proposed to FCP by AJ Adams from Stratford-Perth Pride and they will be the first pride to present on September 27th 2022.
About AJ’s Presentation
Creating Community Pride with Street Banners
Visual representation is important to invoke change in our communities. Pride organizations all across the country are spending countless hours raising thousands of dollars to install rainbow crosswalks to achieve this. What if there was a more affordable, higher impact way to showcase pride in our communities?
Join this webinar to hear about creating a Pride Street Banner Program as an alternative or complimentary project to rainbow crosswalks.
Participants will learn:
- The importance of Pride visuals
- The good, the bad and the ugly of rainbow crosswalks
- An overview of the new Pride Banner Program in St. Marys, Ontario
- How Pride organizations can create their own custom Pride Banner Program
This webinar is presented by AJ Adams (he/him), President of Stratford-Perth Pride.
Based in Stratford, Ontario, AJ Adams (he/him) is a communications professional who holds a Diploma in Public Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in Community Leadership and Equity, Diversity & Human Rights. During his undergrad, he conducted a research study on the importance of pride in rural Ontario which has led him in becoming a voice and leader for rural 2SLGBTQIA+ and diversity issues.
AJ provides his knowledge, skills and lived experience to community organizations including as president/board chair of Stratford-Perth Pride, board member for the Rural Ontario Institute, board member of Stratford-Perth ShelterLink, Speakers’ Bureau Member of the Business & Education Partnership of Waterloo Region and as a community member of the Stratford Police Board’s Community Equity Action Team (CEAT).