Archive for February, 2014

  • January 2014 follow-up

    FORGE’s January 2014 monthly support and information meeting screened Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman’s film “Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria.”  In the discussion following the film, several books were discussed and we promised to send them out.   Books:  A number of books were mentioned at January’s meeting.  Here are their complete references, […]

  • WI-STAR Launches

    To start responding to the priorities and concerns expressed by participants in the February 7, 2014 Trans* Leadership Institute, FORGE is very pleased to announce the launch of WI-STAR: Wisconsin Statewide Trans* Advocacy Roundtable.  The purpose of WI-STAR is to: Network Wisconsin-based advocates who are committed to issues of trans* advocacy and/or education, fostering communication […]

  • FORGE Fellows program begins

    In late 2013, FORGE envisioned starting a program to foster trans* leadership.   Seven SE-Wisconsin-based trans* advocates have accepted FORGE’s invitation to join our first-ever, year-long FORGE Fellows Program. Monthly group meetings will be supplemented with regular, ongoing individual conversations to ensure that each Fellow develops and pursues an individualized workplan to reach their personal advocacy […]

  • Thank you! T*LI and more

    A huge thank-you goes to national trans luminaries Mara Keisling, Kylar Broadus, and Causten E. Rodriguez-Wollerman for making February 7th’s Trans* Leadership Institute and February 8-9, 2014 LGBT Leadership Conference so incredibly successful and productive for the trans community! Kylar and Causten, just coming off of the Creating Change Conference, positively impacted dialogue and deeper understanding about […]

  • T*LI Photos Wanted

    Did you take any photographs of the magazine covers we all developed at the Trans* Leadership Institute?  Did you take notes on what was said in the southwest or middle Wisconsin regional working groups?  (We have the notes from the SE regional working group.)  If so, could you share them with us so we can […]

  • Serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Sexual Assault Victims

    • Date: February 13th, 2014
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    On June 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Loree Cook-Daniels and michael munson on best practices for serving transgender and gender non-conforming sexual assault victims. Cook-Daniels is the Policy and […]

  • #Trans101 (for Victim Service Providers) Twitter Chat

    • Date: February 13th, 2014
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    It’s time… to tweet about it! Join us for #Trans101 Twitter Chat Thursday, March 13,  2014 (noon-1:00 Pacific, 1-2:00pm Mountain, 2-3:00pm Central, 3-4:00pm Eastern) Description: Trans101 webinars are great, but so are opportunities to ask any and all the questions you have about transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and issues. Join FORGE staff michael munson […]

  • Forensic Exams with Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors

    • Date: February 13th, 2014
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    Archived Recording (Webinar originally recorded on April 10, 2014) Description: Medical and Forensic Considerations in Caring for Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors Navigating medical services and advocacy with transgender survivors may be uncharted territory for forensic nurses and advocates.  Transgender sexual assault victims may differ from other survivors in body configurations, high levels of polyvictimization, increased […]

  • Stalking Basics and Transgender Individuals

    • Date: February 13th, 2014
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    Understanding Stalking Dynamics and Implications for Transgender Individuals and Communities Webinar recorded on May 8, 2014   Description: Recent national data indicates that 6.6 million people are stalked in a one year period in the United States; yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized or missed entirely. Guest presenter Rebecca Dreke of […]

  • Strategies for Improving Trans-Police Relations

    • Date: February 13th, 2014
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    Originally recorded on November 6, 2014 @ 2:00pm CT Resources: Three slides from the webinar, enlarged: 1. Peacebulding Framework 2. A Context of Broader Oppression 3. Crafting a Political Strategy   #GetYrRights Website http://getyrrights.org/   Strategy Bayard Rustin, “From Protest to Politics,” 1965 http://digital.library.pitt.edu/u/ulsmanuscripts/pdf/31735066227830.pdf Lisa Schirch, “Strategic Peacebuilding: State of the Field,” 2008 http://www.wiscomp.org/pp-v1/Lisa_Schirch.pd National […]