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July 2016

Beyond The Binary: Skills for Working with Trans DV/SA Survivors – Miles City, MT

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Montana__,
Helena, MT United States

Description: Are you ready for a full day of interactive, fast-paced, thought-provoking, research-based training focused on how to better serve transgender survivors of violence? By the end of the day, you will have an expanded vernacular and conceptual framework, specifically in how they apply to transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary sexual and domestic violence survivors. You will increase your ability to fluidly and respectfully interact with and serve trans survivors and loved ones through engaging exercises, discussions, and concrete…

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Parents of trans kids support group

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

MKE Parents of Trans Kids is a group of parents and caregivers supporting each other on our individual journeys of love, acceptance, and advocacy for our school-aged gender non-binary, transgender and non-conforming children. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Supportive, gently facilitated meetings offer parents and adult family members the opportunity to share their successes, concerns, and stories of challenges and resilience. This space also provides a forum to learn from others, ask questions, seek…

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Gender, Sexuality, and 21st Century Policing: Protecting the Rights of LGBTQ+ People

July 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is holding a forum entitled “Gender, Sexuality, and 21st Century Policing: Protecting the Rights of LGBTQ+ People.” This forum will bring together police executives, subject matter experts, and advocates from across the country to discuss specific strategies, best practices and policies related to policing and the challenges of gender, sexuality and protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ people. The discussion will focus on the recommendations outlined in the final report of the…

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Monthly Milwaukee Meeting: TBA

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center,
1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor
Milwaukee, WI United States
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Check back for more info.     What’s the purpose of FORGE’s Milwaukee Monthly Meetings? Share information on pre-selected subjects. Provide support for people who attend. [All people who are interested in trans…

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August 2016

Gender Odyssey Espavo Photoshoot

August 4 - August 7
Washington State Convention & Trade Center,
Seattle, WA United States

FORGE will host our first ever Espavo Project Photo Shoot in the eclectic city of Seattle, WA at the Gender Odyssey Conference! Espavo Project photographer, Leigh Houghtaling, and Espavo Project Coordinator, Katie Taylor, will be onsite and ready to help guide you through your photo experience. Participation is FREE and all attendees will receive a FREE copy of their photo (up to an 8x10) that will be mailed to them after the conference. Espavo, means “Thank you for taking your…

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Talking About the Sex You Want, Need, and Desire (GO 2016)

August 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gender Odyssey workshop! Description: Getting the sex you want often starts with being able to express what you want -- verbally or non-verbally.  Many people are concerned about how to disclose (or not disclose) not only their trans status, history, or body but also other aspects of who they are (disability, self-image concerns, HIV status, abuse history, etc.)   Figuring out strategies about what to tell, who to tell, how to tell, how much to tell, when to tell, if to…

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Balancing Trauma: Building a Trauma-Informed Artist’s Life (GO 2016)

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop at Gender Odyssey Conference Description: Trauma, whether it is from childhood abuse, losing a job, sexual violence, ableism, compassion fatigue, etc. can inform the ways that we structure our lives.  We build coping techniques that we may or may not be helpful and we do so in order to protect ourselves from future and/or past traumatic experiences.  Trauma-informed art practices can provide new coping techniques that may help reduce the effects of trauma.  In this art-therapy-style workshop, we will…

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Parents of trans kids support group

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

MKE Parents of Trans Kids is a group of parents and caregivers supporting each other on our individual journeys of love, acceptance, and advocacy for our school-aged gender non-binary, transgender and non-conforming children. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Supportive, gently facilitated meetings offer parents and adult family members the opportunity to share their successes, concerns, and stories of challenges and resilience. This space also provides a forum to learn from others, ask questions, seek…

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Monthly Milwaukee Meeting: TBA

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center,
1110 N. Market Street, 2nd floor
Milwaukee, WI United States
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Check back for more info.     What’s the purpose of FORGE’s Milwaukee Monthly Meetings? Share information on pre-selected subjects. Provide support for people who attend. [All people who are interested in trans…

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National Sexual Assault Conference

August 31 - September 2
Unnamed Venue,
Washington, DC United States

FORGE is pleased to be tabling at the National Sexual Assault Conference again this year! Find us in the vendor area to make FREE buttons that express your feelings, identity, and creativity. We look forward to speaking with you and sharing a wide array of resources with you to bring back to your agency and peer network. We are proud to be co-sponsoring the Male Track again this year with 1in6.org Check back for updates on workshops that will be…

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