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Ozarks Inclusion Project

About the OIP

The Ozarks Inclusion Project promotes excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Ozarks by intentionally fostering community connections and building organizational capacity to uphold diverse, equitable, and inclusive values. A project initiated by The GLO Center in 2015, Ozarks Inclusion Project offers inclusive and equitable quality trainings, promote lifelong learning, community partnership and an online searchable directory so allies and LGBTQIA+ individuals can find the resources so that all can thrive.

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Upcoming Events

October Banned Book Club Meeting

What: Join GLO in our monthly book club, where we will be reading a series of books that have been or could be banned, followed by a discussion on the books, novels, and writings. Book – The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
When: Sunday, October 1, 1pm – 2:30pm (Every first Sunday)
Where: The GLO Center

Queer Film Series: "A Nightmare on Elm Street 2"

What: A special screening of “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge” at Alamo Drafthouse! This event is a part of our Queer Film Series, an initiative by The GLO Center and Alamo Drafthouse to celebrate and discuss important pieces in queer cinema.
When: Tuesday, October 24, 7pm
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Springfield

Pride in the Park: An LGBTQIA+ History Celebration

What: A celebration for LGBTQIA+ History Month in October. We’re excited to bring you a brand-new event to commemorate our community’s history and achievements!
When: Saturday, October 28, 11am – 3pm
Where: Phelps Grove Park

Rainbow Kids - Trunk or Treat

What: Wear your costumes and get candy! This event is for LGBTQ+ kiddos aged 5-11, accompanied by a grownup. Friends ages 5-11 and siblings of any age are also welcome.  
When: Saturday, October 28, 4pm – 6pm
Where: The GLO Center Parking Lot