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Trans/forming Allyship

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Trans/forming Allyship: From Awareness to Action for Trans Inclusion

3-part online training series


Saturdays Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, 2-4pm Central time

It's more obvious than ever that racial justice and gender justice must go hand in hand. Trans/forming Allyship means that trans allyship is always intersectional. In this iteration of our 3-part Trans/forming Allyship intensive, we'll reflect on the current moment and how #BlackTransLivesMatter can be reflected in our allyship at every level.

Sliding scale registration, $0 - $125

The sliding-scale registration fee operates on the "honor system," to keep the workshop accessible to people with a range of means. We trust you to select the price category that's fair for you.

More about this workshop:

You know you want to support trans individuals and communities, but you're not always 100% sure how to do that well. This is the workshop for you.

Maybe you've been meaning to work on this for a while. Maybe being home with your family 24/7 is reminding you how much you don't know. Whatever the reason, we welcome you to learn and practice with us.

In spite of increasing acceptance of transgender identities, trans community members still face intense stigma, violence and barriers to participation. Many parents, service providers, and community leaders have good intentions about trans inclusion -   and, with a deeper understanding and expanded toolbox, they can build on those intentions to create truly trans-inclusive practices. This workshop is for anyone who is motivated to build their capacity to more effectively support trans people in their personal, professional and community contexts.

Through a lively combination of short presentations, small- and large-group discussions, practical exercises and collaborative problem-solving, participants will:

- Gain understanding of trans identities and experiences as they intersect with race and other kinds of identity
- Examine personal, organizational, and community barriers to inclusion of trans people, especially multiply marginalized trans people
- Develop strategies to support trans people in everyday interactions and in their professional roles
- Plan next steps to put their allyship into action, while staying in touch with the needs and priorities of trans communities

Accessibility notes:
To access this workshop you will need a stable internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone. If you're not used to this kind of online environment, don't worry - we'll help you figure it out!
We aim to keep the sessions accessible to the widest possible range of people. For example, almost all lecture content and all activity instructions will be presented both verbally and in writing, and all visual content will be described. If you need simultaneous captions for the discussions, let us know in advance and we can make it happen. If you have any other access needs that we haven't covered here, please contact us so we can figure it out together:

Continuing Education:
- This course has previously been approved for 6 Continuing Education hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter, and for Social Workers, MHCs, and MFTs in Vermont, and for Social Workers in MA. If you want CEUs, let us know ASAP and we can renew those approvals! (This may require up to 4 weeks advance notice. We can also do other states but it might take even longer depending on the state.)

About the trainers:

Malú Machuca-Rose is a transfeminist scholar, organizer and cultural worker from Lima, Perú who brings activism and teaching together with caring facilitation and a fierce, intersectional feminist pedagogy. Malú is a PhD student in the Department of Performance Studies and a Mellon Fellow in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University. Their research focuses on queer of color critique, particularly around questions of trans and queer death and survival, desire, nightlife, sex and risk, decoloniality, feminism, critical theory, performance, visual culture and healing justice. Their most recent work appears in the Trans en las Américas issue of TSQ and interrogates the necropolitical response to HIV/AIDS through the racialized and classed lens of a travesti politics of refusal, in the essay Giuseppe Campuzanos Afterlife: Towards a Travesti Methodology for Critique, Care and Radical Resistance (2019). Malú received their MA in Gender and Womens Studies from the University of Wisconsin  Madison and their BA in Sociology from PUCP. Malú is co-author of Estado de Violencia and Nuestra Voz Persiste, books published on the situation of LGBTIQ people in Peru as part of their work in No Tengo Miedo.

TK Morton Ze, Zir, Zirs pronouns. TK is an educator, advocate, artist, and scholar. TK works primarily in Higher Education supporting and advocating for Black, Brown, Indigenous Quer Trans students.. Ze is a Black Trans Queer Person born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan, currently living in Lawrence, KS. Ze holds a bachelor's degree in womens and gender studies from Eastern Michigan University, where ze focused on creating radical ways for zirs communities to thrive in these oppressive institutions. Ze is a lover of Fashion, Kpop, Black, Brown, and Indigenous Joy!

Nick Thuot is a White, trans, and non-binary educator and activist committed to dismantling systems of oppression and helping others find ways to enact liberation every day. Nick worked in university residence life programs for five years, where they strived to create a home for marginalized students within higher education despite higher education not being created with them in mind. Nick values the explicit articulation of self-care/self-love as a way to normalize the ways that justice seekers can remain sustainably engaged in fighting for liberation.

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Timezone: America/New_York

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  The Zoom link and password will be sent to you by email. Please make sure to provide a valid email, and do not unsubscribe from event updates. This enables us to give you the info while minimizing the risk of interruptions from "zoom bombers."

First: Wednesday Apr 15, 2020 2:00 PM
Last: Saturday Oct 17, 2020 3:00 PM

Free - $125.00


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