Loud and Proud - The Power of LGBTQ2+ Allyship

Hosted by GenMTL

All Ages

  • Tue, Aug 17
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
  • Online event



GenMTL, in collaboration with The Cummings Centre, Agence Ometz, L’Annexe, CIJA, and the Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA invite you to come as you are: to listen, learn, and celebrate virtually with TV personality and social advocate, Sander Jennings* (he/him). Jess Burke (she/her)*, anti-oppression activist and Associate Director at CIJA in Community Training, Campus Advocacy and LGBTQ2+ Partnerships, will bring her many years of experience as moderator of this event.


Jennings will share invaluable insights and stories, including how he became a dedicated LGBTQ2+ ally as the proud big brother of his sister, activist Jazz Jennings. He will also be discussing the lessons he’s learned on educating others on allyship, the importance of Jewish pride through social media, and much more.

*Sander Jennings is a social advocate, TV personality and digital marketer whose mission is to create positive change in the world. Throughout his six years of appearances on TLC’s “I am Jazz”, a show based on his sister, Jazz Jennings, and large social presence, Jennings is committed to encouraging authenticity, and unconditional acceptance for all.

Jennings has served as a positive role model on how to properly love and support your LGBTQ2+ sibling. Through the show, which has averaged over one million viewers for six seasons on The Learning Channel, he has developed a considerable fan base across many platforms. On social media, Jennings spreads motivational messages to encourage his followers to spread unconditional love and positivity to all.

*Jess Burke is a seasoned activist who focuses on anti-oppression and the inclusion of antisemitism in anti-racism practices. As a self-identifying LGBTQ2+ Jew, Burke advocates for sexual and gender wellness, women in politics, Jewish inclusion, combatting antisemitism in progressive spaces, and more. After living in Halifax, Toronto, Guadalajara (Mexico), Calgary, Los Angeles, and Israel, Burke currently lives in midtown Toronto with her partner and their dogs, Blanket and Teddy, where she serves as Associate Director at CIJA in Community Training, Campus Advocacy and LGBTQ2+ Partnerships. 

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How to participate

After registering, please check your email for your Registration Email. It contains the link to join the Zoom meeting.

Organized By

Point of Contact

Laurie Blumer