September LincolnHR Program – LGBTQA+: Everyone is Valued

September 12, 2023 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
SCC Jack J Huck Continuing Education Center
301 S 68th St Pl Lincoln NE 68510

September Program
September 12th
Location: SCC Jack J Huck Continuing Education Center
301 S 68th St Pl, Lincoln, NE 68510

This program will be hosted both in-person and also virtually via video. Anyone who registers for the virtual option below will be sent a link to join prior to the program beginning. It is recommended virtual attendees login at 11:50am for any pre-program announcements.

Registration/Check-In: 11:30am
Lunch/Networking: 11:30am-12:00pm
Program: 12:00pm-1:00pm

Program Topic:
LGBTQA+: Everyone is Valued

Abbi Swatsworth
Abbi is the Executive Director of OutNebraska – a statewide education and advocacy organization that is working to celebrate and empower thriving LGBTQIA+ communities. With a degree in Social Work and more than 20 years of nonprofit experience, she brings an important perspective to her work. Abbi is a member of Lincoln Rotary #14, the Lincoln Mayor’s Commission on Women and Gender, and serves on the advisory board of the Lincoln/Lancaster Women’s Foundation and Omaha’s Huespring. In her free time, Abbi enjoys all things women’s sports, loves to cook, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Mindy Burbach
Mindy is the Executive Director of Communications for Lincoln Public Schools, and has served on the LPS communications team since 2015. She is responsible for all communication efforts for a school district that employs 7,500+ staff and serves 41,000+ students and their families – including writing messages, communicating initiatives, and working with news media. Mindy has also been able to use her family experiences to help others understand and navigate school practices in supporting transgender youth. She is proud to work for a school district that truly supports each and every student.

Rachel Oxley (she/her/hers), LICSW,
Rachel obtained her MSW through The University of Iowa in 2015. She has been practicing in a variety of clinical settings and with diverse populations since this time, including small children in play therapy settings, in-patient treatment for sex offenders, and support for couples and families. Rachel herself is a proud queer identified woman, and her greatest passion is found in supporting and celebrating LGBTQIA+ youth, couples, adults, and families. Rachel has been conducting secondary assessments to support gender affirming procedures for approximately 5 years, using WPATH and gender affirming therapy models to inform this process. She enjoys educating the loved ones of those transitioning through cultivating a compassionate and non-judgmental environment. Rachel holds a therapeutic and institutional philosophy that regardless of knowledge and education we are collectively in a fluid growth process. She wants the spaces she creates to honor all identities, including ways in which BIPOC, those with disabilities, spirituality, and neurodivergence intersect with queer identities. As such, she continues to actively participate in continuing education that advances her own learning and awareness in support of this work.

Registration Cost:

  • Free for Current LincolnHR Members
  • $25 for non-LincolnHR Members

Registration Deadline:
Please register by Monday, September 11th.