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Continuing Education

Transgender in America: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Date: 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT March 31, 2018 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School

Lewis & Clark Graduate School

This workshop will arm participants with a better understanding of the complex personal, social, political and medical challenges that affect the lives of transgender people. Discussion will be relevant to those across the age spectrum, and include a retrospective examination of how generational attitudes toward gender diversity have impacted policies, civil and human rights, and access to healthcare.

Attendees will gain increased perspective on the complex historical and cultural attitudes and politics that have impacted the lives of transgender people, including detailed data on evolving psycho-medical approaches to care in the 20th and 21st century. 

This knowledge will enhance and improve the implementation of personal and professional advocacy efforts in the areas of social justice, service delivery and family support. The training will be relevant to people of all ages and professional levels.

Following the training, participants will be equipped to:

  • Engage more effectively with transgender people of all ages through greater understanding of the historical, institutional and societal challenges they encounter in their respective professional settings
  • Interpret detailed data on psycho-medical approaches to care in order to provide more supportive services to transgender students and clients
  • Facilitate more effective service delivery and expanded outreach to populations and communities in need

This workshop is part of the Portland United Against Hate training series and is free and open to the public.

Accessibility Needs and Accommodations: This workshop location is wheelchair accessible. Please note any additional accessibility needs (including ASL interpretation or non-english language translation) you may have during your registration. We encourage registrants to make our office aware of any requests no later than two weeks before the workshop date. While we will make an effort to secure accommodations upon short notice, we cannot guarantee they will be available. 

Details & Registration

Date and Time: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School
Presenter: Jenn Burleton, Founder and Executive Director, TransActive Gender Center

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About the Presenter

Jenn Burleton, is a nationally recognized leader on issues relating to transgender and gender diverse children and youth. In addition to her work at TransActive (she is the founder and executive director), she currently serves on Oregon Health & Science University’s Transgender Program Advisory Committee, the Equi Insitute Board of Directors, and is part of the LGBTQ Child Welfare Workgroup for Multnomah County. She was recently awarded the 2014 Multnomah County “Sy Award” for lifetime commitment to social justice.


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