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POSTPONED: Change Makers: LGBTQ+ Political Activism in Local and Statewide Government, and Advocacy

Political / Advocacy | Free
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Loutit Library, Room B, 407 Columbus Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417

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Event Description

Wanting to learn more about LGBTQ+ political activism? Desiring to make difference on local and statewide policies? Seeking advocacy against discrimination for you or loved ones? This event is for you!

Please join us for an informative night with Equality Michigan’s Executive Director, Erin Knott. Equality Michigan is Michigan’s leading LBGTQ+ advocacy organization and serves Michigan’s LGBTQ+ community through victim services, lobbying on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community, public education on LGBTQ+ issues, and organizing Michigan’s largest LGBTQ+ events such as Motor City Pride.

The organization is a founding member of the Equality Federation. Erin was recently appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to Michigan’s first LGBTQ+ Commission. She is excited to share her passion and knowledge with our community and we are lucky to have her! We hope to see you there!

Presenter Bio

Erin Knott (she/her) is the Executive Director at Equality Michigan. She is a progressive activist, who has dedicated herself to championing social and economic justice and equality for all. Erin has extensive experience working on high-impact campaigns, involving a combination of legislative, public education and organizing strategies. She began her career investing resources and human capital into Kalamazoo’s urban neighborhoods, and has nearly two decades working on issue campaigns at the local, state and federal levels.

Erin served as the Michigan State Director for Enroll America where she worked in collaboration to coordinate enrollment efforts in the Michigan Marketplace. She previously served as the Michigan Political Director for America Votes and Deputy Director for Michigan Citizen Action. She has forged and strengthened collaborative efforts with advocacy organizations, labor unions, student groups, communities of color, faith-based organizations, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities by working in coalitions across all levels.

Erin was recently appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to Michigan’s first LGBTQ+ Commission, where she will serve a 4 year term.

Erin has made Kalamazoo her home for over twenty years. She served on the Kalamazoo City Commission for six years, and served as the Vice Mayor from 2017 – 2019.