Trans/forming Allyship: From Awareness to Action for Trans Inclusion|
3-part online training series
Series 1: Wednesdays April 15, 22, & 29, 2-4pm Central time (3-5 Eastern, 12-2 Pacific, 1-3 Mountain)
Series 2: Tuesdays June 30, July 7, July 14, 6-8pm Central time (7-9 Eastern, 5-7 Mountain, 4-6 Pacific)
Sliding scale registration
You know you want to support trans individuals and communities, but you're not always 100% sure how to do that well. This is the workshop for you.
Maybe you've been meaning to work on this for a while. Maybe being home with your family 24/7 is reminding you how much you don't know. Whatever the reason, we welcome you to learn and practice with us.
In spite of increasing acceptance of transgender identities, trans community members still face intense stigma, violence and barriers to participation. Many parents, 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. This workshop is for anyone who is motivated to build their capacity to more effectively support trans people in their personal, professional and community contexts.
Through a lively combination of short 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
To access this workshop you will need a stable internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone. If you're not used to this kind of online environment, don't worry - we'll help you figure it out!
We aim to keep the sessions accessible to the widest possible range of people. For example, almost all lecture content and all activity instructions will be presented both verbally and in writing, and all visual content will be described. If you need simultaneous captions for the discussions, let us know in advance and we can make it happen. If you have any other access needs that we haven't covered here, please contact us so we can figure it out together: email@example.com, 845-417-6518.
- This course has previously been approved for 6 Continuing Education hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Wisconsin Chapter, and for Social Workers, MHCs, and MFTs in Vermont, and for Social Workers in MA. If you want CEUs, let us know ASAP and we will renew those approvals! (We can also do other states but it might take longer.)
The sliding-scale registration fee operates on the "honor system," to keep the workshop accessible to people with a range of means. We trust you to select the price category that's fair for you.
About the trainers:
Davey Shlasko (series 1) is an educator, author and consultant who has been working on transgender community issues since 2000. Davey's recent and ongoing work includes consulting with numerous K-12 schools, colleges, and human service providers to improve trans inclusion; co-designing and leading a community-based study group focused on racial justice organizing in predominantly white, rural areas; co-designing and leading a community-based cross-class dialogue circle with ACT for Social Justice; and co-editing Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, 4th edition. Davey teaches as a lecturer at UW Madison in Gender & Women's Studies and at the Smith College School for Social Work, teaching critical theory and transgender studies to MSW students. Davey is the author of Trans Allyship Workbook: Building Skills to Support Trans People in Our Lives.
Nick Thuot (series 1 & 2) is a White, trans, and non-binary educator and activist committed to dismantling systems of oppression and helping others find ways to enact liberation every day. Nick worked in university residence life programs for five years, where they strived to create a home for marginalized students within higher education despite higher education not being created with them in mind. Nick values the explicit articulation of self-care/self-love as a way to normalize the ways that justice seekers can remain sustainably engaged in fighting for liberation.
Malú Machuca-Rose is a transfeminist scholar, organizer and cultural worker from Lima, Perú who brings activism and teaching together with caring facilitation and a fierce, intersectional feminist pedagogy. Malú is a PhD student in the Department of Performance Studies and a Mellon Fellow in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University. Their research focuses on queer of color critique, particularly around questions of trans and queer death and survival, desire, nightlife, sex and risk, decoloniality, feminism, critical theory, performance, visual culture and healing justice. Their most recent work appears in the Trans en las Américas issue of TSQ and interrogates the necropolitical response to HIV/AIDS through the racialized and classed lens of a travesti politics of refusal, in the essay Giuseppe Campuzanos Afterlife: Towards a Travesti Methodology for Critique, Care and Radical Resistance (2019). Malú received their MA in Gender and Womens Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison and their BA in Sociology from PUCP. Malú is co-author of Estado de Violencia and Nuestra Voz Persiste, books published on the situation of LGBTIQ people in Peru as part of their work in No Tengo Miedo.
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