June 10, 2020

The Power of pride | LGBTQIA Rights and Black Lives Matter

This week I am joined by DJ Shelby Haun. Shelby attended Western Kentucky University where she got her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work. After graduating, she worked as a targeted case manager and worked in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy with children in rural Kentucky.

Shelby relocated to Dallas/Fort Worth in 2015 and worked as a program therapist with the intensive outpatient program of a psychiatric hospital and now works as a service coordinator for children (up to age 21) with mental disabilities. The depth and breadth of Shelbys work in both Kentucky and Dallas has honed her skills in rural and urban social work.

Shelby started DJing 2013 and did so with a certain wild abandon. She has provided DJ/MC services for wedding receptions, awards banquets, parties, fundraisers and school dances. Since moving to Dallas, she has been working alongside and learning from her mentor DJ Rod Baker for six months and is already considered an invaluable part of the DFW Parties team.

In this Live Listening Series episode we begin with Shelby, a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, sharing her story with us. From there we take a trip back in time to New York City in June of 1969 to discuss the infamous Stonewall Riots. We compare and contrast the protests and riots of that time to the ones that we are experiencing today. We further identify the organizations whose origins can be traced back to these outcries for social justice and equality and how much they share in common. (Gay Liberation Front and Black Lives Matter)

Video Transcript

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June 10, 2020


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