Trans/forming Allyship Training

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Trans/forming Allyship: building skills to support trans people in our lives
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2146 E. Johnson St., Madison
Register now.

Join us for this unique training opportunity. You know you want to support trans individuals and communities, but you're not always 100% sure how to do that well. This workshop is for you. In spite of increasing acceptance of transgender identities, trans community members still face intense stigma, violence and barriers to participation. Many service providers and community leaders have good intentions about trans inclusion and, with a deeper understanding and expanded toolbox, they can build on those intentions to create truly trans-inclusive practices and policies. This workshop is for anyone who is motivated to build their capacity to more effectively support trans people in their professional and community contexts. Through a lively combination of presentations, small- and large-group discussions, practical exercises and collaborative problem-solving, participants will:

  • Gain understanding of trans identities and experiences
  • Examine personal, organizational, and community barriers to inclusion
  • Develop strategies to support trans people in everyday interactions and in their professional roles
  • Plan next steps to put their allyship into action, while staying in touch with the needs and priorities of trans communities

The details:
Bagels & Registration at 8:30, workshop 9:00-4:30
Lunch on your own (lunch break 12-1)
Free parking & convenient bus line access
Sliding scale registration fee ($75-$125) includes all materials plus snacks
CEUs available for MSWs, MFTs, MHCs in Wisconsin

For those eager to take the work even further, there is a follow-up session called Trans/forming Organizations scheduled for March 29. This first training is a prerequisite, so sign up now to make sure you'll be eligible! This training is offered with the generous support of the James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation and the Madison Community Cooperative.