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Transgender Lives Conference (CT)

April 30, 2011 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Fifth Annual Transgender Lives: The Intersection of Health and Law Conference  (April 30, 2011 – CT)

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

Workshop 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, service 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.  Best practices and resources will encourage participants to implement changes in their communities and organizations. Come prepared to be engaged and interactively participate!

Workshop facilitator / trainer: michael munson

Workshop time / location: 10:45 – 11:45am, Academic building of the Unniversity of Connecticut Health Center Building A (room: Friends)

Learn more about (and registered to attend!) the Transgender Lives Conference at http://conference.transadvocacy.com/


April 30, 2011
10:45 am - 11:45 am
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CT United States