Our series is open to everyone and always features interesting speakers, opportunities for networking, discussion and Senior Pride updates.
2nd Tuesday of each month (except August), 2-3:30pm
Himmel Park Library
1035 N Treat Ave (off Speedway)
Due to COVID-19, we are presenting the Senior Pride Speakers Series via Zoom. Send us a message indicating your desire to attend the Speakers Series meeting on July 14 along with your email address, and we will send you the info you’ll need to join the meeting.
Landmark US Supreme Court Decision Protects LGBT Workers
Speaker Amelia Craig Cramer, Deputy Chief, Pima County Attorney, will discuss this historic decision that existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status. Cramer is a past president of the Arizona State Bar and former managing partner of Lambda Legal.
Amelia Craig Cramer lives in Tucson with her wife, Amy S. Cramer, PhD; they have an adult daughter, Margo Cramer, who is finishing her senior year in college. Amelia is a much-respected figure in Pima County, where she has fought for LGBTQ rights, including pushing for same-sex marriage rights, equal employment rights, and other legal protections for Arizona’s LGBTQ residents. She served as president of the State Bar of Arizona. She received her law degree from Stanford University and is the former executive director of GLAD (Boston based New England LGBT civil rights law firm), and a former managing attorney for Lambda Legal.
AUG 11, 2-3:30pm
Speakers: Keith Ashley, Director of Development, Tucson Audubon Society, and chair, Senior Pride Development Committee; Jan Schwartz, docent, Tucson Botanical Gardens and Certified Arizona Master Naturalist, Pima County Chapter.
Topic: Armchair Nature Escapes: Birds and Gardens.
Keith will talk about Tucson’s most common backyard birds, how best to get to know them and Audubon Society’s online birding classes and socials. Jan will address native and desert adapted garden plants; a free, fun, and easy citizen science program and, links to virtual garden tours by the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
SEP 8, 2-3:30pm
Speakers: Robert D. Claassen MC LPC, retired psychologist
Topic: Coping with Uncertainty.
After a half century in the behavioral health field, Robert says, “The first part of this endlessly fascinating and rewarding experience was spent in crisis intervention, counseling, and evaluation. The second part was in providing individual mental health counseling in community services and community mental health agencies, focusing on the needs of the LGBTQI+ clients. Since retiring, I have been actively involved in exploring the terrors, the delights, and the satisfactions of self-care after age 75.”