Join the Office of Equity and Human Rights and One Iowa for a complimentary 1-hour virtual "lunch and learn" on LGBTQ 101 and Best Practices designed for area businesses and organizations.

The virtual event will be held from noon-1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 19, 2022. The training is limited to 150 participants, so please sign up early to reserve your spot. Duplicate registrations will be deleted to afford this opportunity to as many participants as possible.

Register to attend here. Zoom Code: 829 2716 8850.

Max Mowitz, Program Director, at One Iowa will present on LGBTQ foundations, including how to understand the difference between sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Mowitz will also discuss how to differentiate between different LGBTQ identities. Other topics will include understanding the ways that LGBTQ people experience barriers and discrimination nationwide and the best practices for working with LGBTQ people (such as pronouns, gender-neutral language, and the art of the apology).

About the presenter:

Max Mowitz is Program Director at One Iowa, Iowa’s statewide LGBTQ advocacy organization, overseeing organizational programming, direct service, and community education via LGBTQ training. Mowitz has been active in LGBTQ advocacy work since coming out in high school, focusing on comprehensive LGBTQ education to the broader community as a component of queer liberation. Mowitz specializes in topics related to the trans and nonbinary community, LGBTQ birth work, LGBTQ-inclusive healthcare, and mental healthcare, and is a certified Community Health Worker. Mowitz previously served as the Volunteer and Office Coordinator at the Young Women’s Resource Center after earning their undergraduate degree in Ethnomusicology and African American Studies.


If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this event, please contact Equity Director Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022 or Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

Date of publication

Wednesday, January 05, 2022