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Strategies for Improving Trans-Police Relations

November 6, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Originally recorded on November 6, 2014 @ 2:00pm CT


Three slides from the webinar, enlarged:

1. Peacebulding Framework

2. A Context of Broader Oppression

3. Crafting a Political Strategy


#GetYrRights Website




National Trends and Federal Policy

New Orleans


New York

Los Angeles

District of Columbia

(List compiled by webinar guest speaker Jason Terry)


jason-terryIn this webinar we’ll look at the ingredients needed for improving and transforming the relationship between trans communities and police departments, and help you map your path to getting there. Using examples from cities that have made progress in this area, you’ll have the chance to better understand your local situation, and what steps you might need to take to advance your work around policing. We’ll also take a brief look at the broader framework of laws that may help guide your efforts. There will also be plenty of time for questions. Our presenter is Jason Terry, a peace and justice trainer and advocate who has been an anti-violence organizer with the DC Trans Coalition for five years, and is a co-founder of the DC Anti-Violence Collaborative. Jason is the lead liaison for DC LGBT organizations working with DC’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), and is a member of MPD’s LGBT Violence Prevention and Response Team and the U.S. Attorney for DC’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

Presenter Jason Terry with FORGE Staff:

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.

Katie Taylor


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.



November 6, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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