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Free Mom Hugs 2019 Tour
May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Safe Out LGBTQ Youth Coalition, Equality Arizona, and Arizona Trans Youth and Parent Organization as we welcome some Mama Bears to Phoenix! Free Mom Hugs is a national organization of parents who are spreading love for the LGBTQ + community and “Building a Better Tomorrow, One Hug at a Time”. On their 2019 tour, founder Sara Cunningham and Katrina Kalb will be stopping in Phoenix to spread some of that love and talk about their journeys of of love and support.
Sara Cunningham, author/activist and founder of the non-profit, Free Mom Hugs. Her journey began in conservative Oklahoma, when her son, Parker, came out as gay. As a woman of faith, she wrestled with the news, until she began to study, research, and reconcile the two worlds. She found herself on a journey “from the church to the Pride parade”, falling in love with the LGBTQ+ Community. In the wake of beautiful, glitter covered hugs, and heart-breaking, horror stories, the mission of Free Mom Hugs began. Now a movement across the country, and the world, Sara is going Beyond the Hug, to educate and advocate. Her passion is to change the narrative so that we as a society, not only learn to affirm the LGBTQ+ community, but celebrate them.
Katrina Kalb is a former youth pastor and chaplain, also a conversion therapy survivor. She understands the mindset of the conservative church in America. But is well aware of the dire need to change the thinking and narrative in the church as well. She brings to light the shame used against the LGBTQ community, disguised as hope and healing. And comes to the table with experience and humanity. Katrina believes in the power of conversation and a personal experience to change hearts and minds towards any marginalized persons. She currently is on the Board of Directors at Free Mom Hugs and is their Public Relations/Social Media point person.
This event will be taking place at Burton Barr Library in the Pulliam Auditorium. We will have light refreshments and resource tables for more information.
Doors open: 5:30pm
Speakers Begin: 6:00 pm
Meet & Greet: 7:30-8:00 pm
Please RSVP to secure your spot.
You can also find out more about our local chapter Free Mom Hugs- Arizona