Upcoming Events from the LGBTQ Office

Fostering Hope Together

presented in partnership with the Division of Families and Children, Embrella, CASA of Union County and Kemper Sports

Saturday, December 7
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Warinanco Sports Center
1 Park Drive, Roselle/Elizabeth NJ

Children in foster care and their families are invited to enjoy a morning of holiday cheer to include skating (ages 5+), photos with Santa, hot chocolate, cookies and more…

Free Admission

Registration Required online at ucnj.org/fostering-hope-together


Open for Business – Open for Everyone Inclusion and Diversity Symposium

for Business Owners, Managers and Entrepreneurs

New Date TBD

Hamilton Stage (Fazioli Room)
360 Hamilton Street, Rahway

Business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to participate in the first Open for Business – Open for Everyone: Inclusion and Diversity Symposium.

The free full-day symposium will focus on internal policies and practices to create an inclusive working environment for employees, LGBTQ+ 101 cultural competency training, understanding New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), and best practices for being open for business to serve all people.

The scheduled panelists and speakers represent New Jersey government, corporate sector, small business, and workplace diversity.  Guests will have an opportunity to engage in important discussions with experts in their respective fields to foster a diverse, inclusive, accepting, welcoming space for employees and customers.

Cultural Competency Training

Presented in partnership with the Division of Purchasing

Friday, November 15
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Registration/Check-In begins at 9:30 AM

UCPAC’s Hamilton Stage
360 Hamilton Street, Rahway

The LGBTQ Cultural Competency course aims to increase knowledge and skills to improve the attendee’s ability to effectively and respectfully interact with LGBTQ colleagues, vendor clients and people in general. The training will offer an understanding of LGBTQ+ identities and highlight challenges individuals face on a daily basis in a heteronormative environment through a conversation about intersectionality.

Registration Required