Thursday, September 23; 6:30-8:30 PM EST at Artserve, 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
*In-person workshop. Mask required.
Supplies will be provided.
Participants in the workshop can submit their work to be a part of the virtual showcase Thursday, September 30, 6:30-8 PM or future showcase.
Andrew Ruffner is the Director of Education and Programming for the World AIDS Museum and Education Center. As a mental health counselor and social worker, he has worked in a variety of private and public agencies and health systems over the past 30 years. He was the Project Director for the Early Intervention Program, a public health prevention and testing program HIV, Hepatitis C, mental health and substance abuse at the University of Cincinnati Department of Emergency Medicine for 12 years prior to moving to Florida in 2018. He serves on several community boards in Broward County, including the HIV Health Services Planning Council, the Hollywood LGBTQ+ Council, and the Broward County Public Library Friends of Literacy.
About World AIDS Museum and Educational Center
Promote dialogue the eliminates HIV/AIDS stigma through education, artistic expression, and cultural programming Our Vision -Eliminate HIV/AIDS stigma and preserve its history. Tag Line -Document. Remember. Empower.
Elizabeth Davis, aka Coach Kitty she/they is a trauma-informed, TLBGQ +proficient Wellness Coach and Change Management Specialist. They’re here to help create person-centered nonprofits, clinics and behavioral health resources by supporting the organizations and the caregiving professionals that work within.
About Moving Forward Wellness
Moving forward Wellness takes a holistic approach to Wellness and an opportunity to make lasting changes at every level. TLBGQ+ Trauma-informed wellness coaching for groups, individuals, non-profits and service businesses. Feel better, create a happy workplace. All it takes is wanting to be different.
Saturday, September 18 (Virtual) 1:00-3:00 PM EST.
Participants in the workshop can submit their work to be a part of the virtual showcase Thursday, September 30, 6:30-8 PM
What’s Your Elephant™ LGBTQ Series:
A Series of art-making workshops + community talk + in-person and virtual Art exhibitions
The What’s Your Elephant™ series has typically explored many ‘elephants,’ though sometimes there is an annual focus. This year, our series will highlight LGBTQ+ communities. We will be collaborating with grassroots community partners such as NAMI Broward County, World AIDS Museum and Educational Center, Ujima Men’s Collective, South Florida Afro Pride Federation, Black Lesbian Archives, and Transpire Trainings & Consulting, and inviting our communities to make art, get vulnerable, and connect. This series will run from August 2021 – January 2022
WYE 2021/2022 will offer a hybrid of both in-person and virtual events.
For details on the What’s Your Elephant™ LGBTQ Series:
This program was made possible by a grant from Our Fund Foundation, an LGBTQ Community Foundation.
About What’s Your Elephant:
What’s Your Elephant™ (WYE) is a combination of art exhibits, interactive installations, discussions, and workshops that are designed to provoke awareness by unveiling unaddressed topics. Themes often include but are not limited to: gender, sexuality, discrimination, and abuse. WYE shows us how art can heal and be a tool to process complex conversations, helping us to unpack the things that we, and the world around us, are challenged by. WYE also intentionally aims to destigmatize mental health topics and counseling.