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Anti-Transgender Hate Crimes and Sexual Assaults

March 5, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Workshop:

Anti- Transgender Hate Crimes and Sexual Assaults: Compounding Variables and Best Practices for Community/Professional Response

Description:

Anti-transgender hate violence, particularly when it is coupled with sexual assault, 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 and sexual assault will be presented.  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.

Objectives

  1. List 3 anti-transgender hate violence and sexual assault 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

Presenter:

michael munson

 

Conference Information:

TAASA’s 31st Annual Conference
http://taasaconference.org/
March 4 – March 7, 2013

Hilton Austin Airport Hotel
9515 Hotel Drive
Austin, TX 78719

 

 

Details

Date:
March 5, 2013
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00 am
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