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Anti-Transgender Hate Violence: Mobilizing Communities After High Profile Crimes

August 8, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Archived Recording

(Webinar originally recorded on August 8, 2013)


Anti-transgender hate violence presents complex and compounded challenges for both victims and services providers.  Hate violence often crumbles a community’s sense of safety and renders members powerless and vulnerable.  To be effective, providers must be able to appreciate and respond to the various levels and meanings hate violence carries.  Through a blend of didactic and experiential modalities, national statistics on anti- transgender hate violence, including sexual assault.  Many transgender people also belong to other traditionally marginalized groups along other axes of identity such as race, class, incarceration history, immigration status, or ability and so are far more often targeted for severe violence.  One city’s successful response to the 2010 murder of an African-American transgender woman, will be presented and analyzed for applicability to other communities.  Best practices and resources will encourage participants to implement changes in their communities and organizations.



  1. List 3 anti-transgender hate violence statistics.
  2. Identify additional identity and experiential variables that contribute to increased anti-transgender crime severity.
  3. Respond more sensitively to anti-transgender hate violence and sexual assault using models, concepts, and ideas presented throughout the workshop


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michael munson is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge. His educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis in trauma. Munson’s work on violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals is groundbreaking, stressing the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients/constituents.

Loree Cook-Daniels has been training about and working on policy changes to better address the needs of members of the transgender community since 1995. Prior to that, she worked for more than a decade on elder abuse and domestic violence issues. The two came together in 2004, when FORGE founded its Transgender Sexual Violence Project.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K121 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.



August 8, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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