April 07, 2020

TransActive Offering Two Free Online Webinars

‘Transgender in America: Looking Back and Moving Forward’ will be offered Saturday, April 11 and Thursday, April 16

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.

Register for Saturday, April 11 co-hosted by City Repair

Register for Thursday, April 16 co-hosted by SE Uplift

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.