Online Discussion on Understanding Violence Against Transgender Individuals: June 6
As an Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded grantee who works with victims of crime or on related projects, you are specifically invited to participate in the next live Guest Host Session of the OVC Web Forum. On June 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, we invite you to join Michael Munson and Rebecca Waggoner for a discussion on understanding violence against transgender individuals. Michael Munson is the cofounder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals. A long-time activist, Munson has been active in the transgender/SOFFA (significant others, friends, families, and allies) community since 1994. He participates on multiple local and national advisory committees to ensure that the needs of transgender survivors are heard and addressed, and has authored numerous publications for service providers and allied professionals. Rebecca Waggoner is the Director of OutFront Minnesota’s Anti-Violence Program, where she manages all program-related activities including developing effective services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender crime victims; providing individual crisis counseling and advocacy services to victims; and developing program-related training curricula. Waggoner has worked extensively with anti-violence focused, community-based programs for more than 10 years.
Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Munson and Waggoner and return on June 6 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.
OVC’s Web Forum allows participants to tap into a national network of people with various backgrounds who all face similar challenges and experiences. It is the perfect place for crime victim service providers and allied professionals to gain peer insight and support related to best practices in victim services. Please be reminded that the Web Forum is a public domain and personal or case information should not be shared.
Make connections. Share ideas. Change lives. Visit the OVC Web Forum today at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum.