LGBTQIA2S+ Affinity Group/Bi-Annual Forum

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Monday, November 13, 2023 7:30 PM EST
Monday, November 13, 2023 9:00 PM EST

Booksellers and bookstore owners are invited to join a call to share ideas for future sessions; needs for ABA services, programming, and general support; and questions with ABA CEO Allison Hill, ABA COO Joy Dallangera-Sanger, ABA Director of Membership Ryan Quinn, and ABA DEIA Member Relations Manager Mariana Calderón. 
The ABA team will attend from 7:30pm EST to 8:00pm EST, and the LGBTQIA2S+ Meetup will then continue until 9:00pm EST. 
Based on feedback from the Fall 2023 Affinity Groups survey, meetings may be attended by and facilitated by DEIA Member Relations Manager, Mariana Calderón, though facilitation by volunteer bookseller will be prioritized, pending availability of volunteers. 
Booksellers interested in attending should visit their Member Dashboard and join through Email Subscriptions. Don't have a login? Request one here.
LGBTQIA2S+ allies and booksellers who do not identify as LGBTQIA2S+ should not plan to attend. 

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