TransActive Offering Two Free Online Webinars
April 07, 2020
Transgender in America: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Free Online Workshops
Saturday, April 11, 1-4 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Culturally enforced binary gender role stereotypes have erased the inclusive and expansive understandings of gender identity and expression embraced by indigenous cultures and customs. This oppression has marginalized and silenced the voices of gender expansive children, youth and adults for more than 400 years. “Transgender in America” facilitates conversation and reconsideration of a binary gender understanding through greater awareness of historical events, laws, ideology and personal stories at this time when violence against transgender people is on the rise.
This 3-hour workshop will engage and enlighten attendees through lecture, video, and break out discussion groups in a virtual setting.
By the end of the session, attendees will be better prepared 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
Relevant to all ages and professional levels, this training will enhance and improve the implementation of personal and professional advocacy efforts in the areas of social justice, service delivery, and family support.
This training will be made available as a ZOOM virtual workshop co-hosted by various nonprofits in the Portland metro area.
About the Instructor
Jenn Burleton is considered to be an authority and nationally recognized leader on issues relating to transgender and gender diverse children and youth. In addition to her work with TransActive Gender Project, she has served on Oregon Health & Science University’s Transgender Program Advisory Committee, and the LGBTQ Child Welfare Workgroup for Multnomah County. She was awarded the 2014 Multnomah County “Sy Award” for lifetime commitment to social justice.
This workshop is offered for free as part of Constructing Civic Dialogues program, and is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Portland, Office of Community & Civic Life, to the coalition member organizations of Portland United Against Hate, among other partner organizations.