We are now holding virtual rather than face-to-face meetings, to assure the health and well-being of our community. Members and newcomers are welcome to attend one or both of our virtual March meetings. Our Bothell meeting is 7-9PM on Monday, March 16th and our Bellevue meeting is 7-9PM on Thursday, March 19th.
Please continue to check our Facebook wall, where we will keep you up-to-date on our meetings and provide for complete instructions on how to virtually connect to them via Zoom. Note that our Facebook wall is public, so you do not need to be a Facebook member to view it. Feel free to contact us if you experience difficulties connecting to our meetings or have any other questions or concerns.
Here is what is the same as our regular in-person meetings:
- Both meetings start at 7:00 p.m.
- “Doors” will open around 6:30 p.m. so you can get comfortable before the meeting starts.
- Both meetings will include time for support circles and guest speakers.
- Both meetings will serve as a welcoming, inclusive place for everyone—wherever you are on your journey.
Here is what will be different:
- We are not meeting in-person
- We are using Zoom to connect online
- No snacks. 🙂
Keep reading for information on our guest speakers.
Monday, 3/16, aka Bothell meeting
Guest Speaker: Andrea Hartzler PhD. She and other research team members will speak about a UW and UCSD study investigating how social signals can be analyzed to help reduce bias and the resulting healthcare delivery disparities. They will talk about the impact of healthcare bias, what to look for as a patient, and how they want to use AI (voice, vocabulary, gestures, interaction time, etc.) to detect it and inform patients and providers on whether they are experiencing/delivering equitable treatment and to improve provider training.
Thursday, 3/19, aka Bellevue meeting
Guest Speaker: Ashlea Elliott. CEO, inclusion strategist and global peace builder. She will talk about her work with the United Nations and co-leading Lean In Seattle, creating movements to advance equity across sexual/gender communities, offering a micro-training on advocating for policy change, and an example of an aggregator app that pulls together information and opportunities for people who wish to take action.
More Details for Newcomers
We normally hold two support meetings a month, one in Bellevue and one in Bothell, but for now, our meetings are virtual, so keep in mind that any information in this section that applies to face-to-face meetings is currently not applicable.
Members, guests, and newcomers are welcome to attend one or both meetings. Our meetings include confidential support circles, a refreshment break, and an educational portion (such as a guest speaker/panel or viewing of a film or presentation).
- Our Bellevue meetings are held from 7-9PM on the third Thursday of each month at the Bellevue First United Methodist Church, 1934 108th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA.
- Our Bothell meetings are held from 7-9PM on the 3rd Monday of the month at the Bothell United Methodist Church located at 18515 92nd Ave NE, Bothell, WA.
For complete details including driving instructions, our meeting format, and many other typical concerns, please consult our Meetings FAQ. You can also contact us if you have further questions or concerns.
PFLAG National and PFLAG chapters are non-sectarian, non-denominational, and not affiliated with any particular religious institution. Although some PFLAG chapter meetings—including our own—are held in buildings owned by religious communities, PFLAG chapters are not programs of— nor do they promote the religious beliefs of—those organizations.