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May 2016

Parents of trans kids support group

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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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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Shelter for all survivors: Working with trans and LGB individuals (NCCADV)

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Winston-Salem, NC United States

A pre-conference institute at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence's 2016 Biennial Conference: Transforming the National Conversation About Domestic Violence Through Homegrown Solutions. Learn more about the Coalition and Conference at: http://www.nccadv.org/ Description: Intimate partner violence (IPV) does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Shelters shouldn’t either.  This practical workshop will engage participants to improve their knowledge and skills in respectfully sheltering transgender and lesbian/gay/bisexual (LGB) survivors.  Content will be accessible and interactive, leaving…

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Shelter for all survivors: Working with trans and LGB individuals

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Winston-Salem, NC United States

Part of the shelter/housing pre-conference institute at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence's 2016 Biennial Conference: Transforming the National Conversation About Domestic Violence Through Homegrown Solutions.  Learn more about the Coalition and Conference at: http://www.nccadv.org/ Description: Intimate partner violence (IPV) does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Shelters shouldn’t either.  This practical workshop will engage participants to improve their knowledge and skills in respectfully sheltering transgender and lesbian/gay/bisexual (LGB) survivors.  Content will be accessible and…

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HB2: The impact of anti-LGBT legislation on intimate partner violence

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Unnamed Venue,
Winston-Salem, NC United States

A keynote address at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence's 2016 Biennial Conference: Transforming the National Conversation About Domestic Violence Through Homegrown Solutions.  Learn more about the Coalition and Conference at: http://www.nccadv.org/ Description: Federal legislation can have a profound effect on reducing victimization and increasing access to services for more survivors.  The Violence Against Women Act, Title IX, PREA, HUD, Veterans Administration, Matthew Shepard / James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Affordable Care Act, Family Violence Prevention and Services…

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Monthly Milwaukee Meeting: TBA

May 28 @ 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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June 2016

Philadelphia Trans Health Conference

June 9 - June 11
Pennsylvania Convention Center,
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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FORGE staff will be present again at the 15th annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference! Find us in the vendor area to make FREE buttons that express your feelings, identity, and creativity. While you are there, pick up resources for you, your family or friends, your clients, or your providers. With over 3,000 attendees annually, the FREE Philadelphia Trans Health Conference (PTHC) aims to educate and empower individuals on issues of health and well-being; systemic change; as well as facilitate networking,…

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Trauma-Informed Practices for Community Organizing (PTHC)

June 9 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center,
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Description: Organizing and leadership are hard work. Organizing within a community that is deeply impacted by trauma –bullying, discrimination, harassment, microaggressions, minority stress, sexual and intimate partner violence, hate-motivated violence, and more – can be even more challenging. This workshop will highlight common behaviors associated with trauma-based responses. Organizers and community members will learn how to more easily recognize behaviors linked to trauma in order to better create events, systems, and structures that…

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Balancing Trauma: Building A Trauma-Informed Artist’s Life (PTHC)

June 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center,
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Description: Trauma, whether it is from childhood abuse, losing a job, intimate partner violence, ableism, compassion fatigue, etc. can inform the ways that we structure our lives. We tend to build coping techniques that we may or may not find helpful and we do so in order to protect ourselves from future and/or past traumatic experiences. Many of us are both survivors as well as social change agents who know the power art…

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Helping Trans IPV and SA Survivors (PTHC)

June 10 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center,
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference - Professional Track Description: We now know that at least half of transgender and gender non-binary individuals have survived sexual assault, and at least a third have experienced intimate partner violence. Luckily, helping survivors in respectful and culturally-competent ways has gotten substantially easier in the past few years. In this very practical workshop we will: Discuss new federal laws and regulations improving trans and GNB survivors' access to services funded by: Review training…

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Parents of trans kids support group

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Array

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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