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Working with rural trans survivors (Webinar)

October 10, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Archived Recording

(Webinar originally recorded on October 10, 2013)


Transgender individuals live in every corner of the country, including in rural areas.  This webinar will provide an overview of the realities and implications of being transgender and not living in a large urban community.  Guest presenter Kris Bein, IowaCASA’s Resource Sharing Project Assistant Coordinator, will share insights on working in rural communities with transgender survivors.  She will cover positive and negative aspects of rural life, and what is different about advocacy in rural settings.  A major focus will be on practical advocacy tips for working in the intersections of rural communities, services for victims of violence, and transgender victims.



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.



October 10, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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