On Wednesday, September 14th, Chroma’s Mariah Darling and Kailer Boyne participated in the YMCA of Greater Saint John’s Community Connections Fair, held at Market Square in uptown Saint John. The Fair brought many different groups from Saint John together to let newcomers know what resources and events are available to them. Chroma participated in the fair alongside over 30 other organizations.
Chroma’s team talked with curious newcomers and other passersby about the organization’s mission, activities and workshops.
People including international students, and both long- and short-time residents stopped by to learn more about what Chroma offers to the local 2SLGBTQIA+ community and how it strives to create allies in the broader community.
Some visitors to the booth acknowledged they weren’t aware of any 2SLGBTQIA+ groups around the city, and that they would love to learn more about services and events available to the rainbow community. Some folks showed interest in Chroma’s allyship training to learn more about how to make 2SLGBTQIA+ clients feel welcome and accepted.
It was great to see so many new faces, and introduce people to what Chroma is doing in Saint John. We hope to see some of them pop up at future Chroma events, such as the all-ages tree and plant identification walk on September 24th, or one of our upcoming Rainbow Connections events.
—Chroma: Pride, Inclusion, Equality Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides support for 2SLGBTQIA+ people in the Saint John Region. Chroma commits to advocating for and collaborating with our community, as well as providing 2SLGBTQIA+ education to all. We promote positive initiatives for the community and conduct research to highlight gaps in services and policy to encourage positive change.