PFLAG Lincoln is having a book fair!
When: December 11, 2016; 10am-6pm
Where: 52nd & O Streets – Barnes and Noble
Featuring two area authors for book-signing and talks:
Ruth Marimo (signing + talks)
Ruth Marimo started writing her memoir, OUTsider, while in jail awaiting deportation. Born in Zimbabwe, she never boarded her return flight from a visit to the US. After the expiration of her visa, she started living in the shadows as an undocumented immigrant until her ex-husband reported her to immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Marimo is a business owner who continues to stay in this country legally. She advocates for immigration reform and speaks out against the mistreatment of LGBTQ people in Africa.
Check out her TEDx Talk here: http://www.tedxomaha.com/?s=ruth+marimo
Ruth will be available to sign her book, OUTsider, and Indelicate Things, from 12:00 noon – 3:00. She will speak at 12:30pm and 2:30pm.
Other publications include:
Indelicate Things: A Collection of Narratives About the Female Body Giving and Receiving Pleasure (2015)
Freedom of an Illegal Immigrant: The Untold Story of My Search for a Place in the World (2012)
Bookfair ID # 12048625
Pete Allman (signing)
Pete Allman recently published the third installment of self-help books. His latest explores key premises and ten strategies for staying off the therapist’s couch. This book is ideal for anyone interested in healing, self-growth, psychological/spiritual development, and arguably, protecting oneself from challenging environments, including those that create strain for any minority population, including PFLAG constituents/allies.
Pete Allman has been a psychotherapist for over 20 years. He is the co-founder and president of Lighthouse. He also teaches psychology classes at Doane University-Lincoln.
Pete will be available to sign his book, Shrink-Proof Your Life: Top Ten Ways to Stay Off the Therapist’s Couch, from 1:30pm – 2:30pm.
Earlier publications include:
The Road to Freedom: Letting Go of Your Baggage (2012)
Little Me Can Live a Big Life: Integrating Paradoxes for Change (2009)
Bookfair ID # 12048625
Buy some books and/or cool items from Barnes and Noble, and support PFLAG at the same time!
When you purchase any items on this day at Barnes and Noble, please tell them you are there for the PFLAG event. If you purchase from B&N online, please use the Bookfair ID# 12048625. As follows is a flyer to detail this information: Book Fair Flyer.
Pat Tetreault/PFLAG-Lincoln Emergency Fund
We are delighted to announce that PFLAG Lincoln is providing the initial funding to establish a much needed emergency fund for UNL students who, in a crisis situation, will benefit from a grant to help prevent homelessness, cover their rent, or pay their health insurance. A financial crisis is sometimes the result of being cut off financially (and emotionally) for coming out or starting to transition. This fund will be housed at the University of Nebraska Foundation (UNF) and contributions are now being accepted to put money into this fund. PFLAG Lincoln wants to help with a .5/1 match. Information and a link to the UNF webpage follow.
Give to the Pat Tetreault/PFLAG-Lincoln Emergency Fund
Each year a few students attending the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in the LGBTQA community find themselves in need of emergency financial aid. This fund shall be used to benefit and support undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who are facing a financial emergency as a result of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or support of/participation in activities which promote the well-being of the LGBTQA+ community.
PFLAG-Lincoln is working with the LGBTQA+ community, UNL and the University of Nebraska Foundation to ensure that these students don’t have to choose between education at UNL and living life openly and honestly by sponsoring the Pat Tetreault/PFLAG-Lincoln Emergency Fund. The fund is named in honor of Dr. Pat Tetreault, Founding Director of Student Involvement’s LGBTQA+ Resource Center at UNL, and indispensable resource for PFLAG-Lincoln and UNL.
If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to support this fund, please make your donation at:
Online Donations: https://nufoundation.org/unl/lqbtqa-resource-center
Checks: To: University of Nebraska Foundation Address: University of Nebraska Foundation PO Box 82555 Lincoln, NE 68501
Please note in the memo section of your check: Fund #01139290 – Pat Tetreault-PFLAG Lincoln
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Our PFLAG Lincoln newsletter – the Spectrum – is now available in digital format.
Going digital allows us to devote more of our dollars to support community events and programs. If you are still receiving the paper version, please consider switching to digital. Of course we will continue to send the paper version to members electing to get it in the mail.