College of the Sequoias Professor Steve Natoli, author of “Liberally Speaking: Why Liberalism Is Right For America“, will be the featured speaker at the April meeting of PFLAG Tulare-Kings Counties. Natoli will be discussing his view that liberalism is a better political philosophy than other alternatives, especially for the LGBT community. At COS for more than 17 years, he is the faculty adviser for the college’s Young Democrats club, and past Teacher of the Year awardee.
Speaking briefly before Professor Natoli will be Christine Chavez. Ms. Chavez, granddaughter of civil rights pioneer Cesar Chavez, works for the United States Department of Agriculture, in their Natural Resources Conservation Service California, as an outreach coordinator to under-served farmers, including Hmong, Latino, African-American, veterans, women and LGBTQ people. She will formulate recommendations for the USDA’s upcoming #RuralPride Campaign summit, to be held in this summer in Visalia, the latest of a series of such events across the country. Her visit to the area will include speaking at Monday night’s Visalia Pride Lions 6:30 pm dinner meeting at Marie Callender’s, and a tour of the county, to inform her recommendations to USDA for the Visalia summit.
The PFLAG meeting is Sunday, April 17, 2016, 3pm till 5pm, in the Educational and Cultural Center, Congregation B’nai David, 1039 S. Chinowth Rd, Visalia.
PFLAG Tulare Kings Counties meets the third Sunday of each month. Meetings are open to the public, and refreshments are served.
PFLAG provides a safe and confidential safe place to talk about sexual orientation and gender identity, and works to build a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
There is no cost to attend, and membership is optional.
PFLAG Tulare and Kings Counties is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status.