April 21, 2023, Adrian, Michigan – The rights and needs of members of the LGBTQ+ community have received a great deal of discussion over the past few years. Socorro Sevilla, a fully licensed clinical social worker, will address the topic Understanding Gender from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center Auditorium. “This is such an important issue because as we move forward trying to build relationships, we have to give space for voices that have been muted or silenced in this country,” said Kevin Hofmann, Director of the Office of Racial Diversity and Cultural Inclusion for the Adrian Dominican Sisters, who organized the event. “Mother Teresa said we belong to each other. For us, that means we have a responsibility to make sure others’ voices are welcome among us and heard.” Socorro is the owner and operator of Hilltop Counseling in Adrian and the Founder and President of The M Society, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote the wellbeing of Lenawee County’s LGBTQIA+ community. Understanding Gender is free and is open to the public. It is also live streamed at adriandominicans.org/Live-Stream for those who wish to participate virtually. Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, Adrian, Michigan. Traveling east on Siena Heights Drive, pass the Adrian Rea Literacy Center and turn left just before the solar panel-covered parking lot. Follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.