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NW and Inner SW Events

Transgender in America workshop

virtual event

Wednesday, January 27 2021, 5:00 PM


Event Types > Community Events


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Neighbors West-Northwest and Friendly House are pleased to partner with Portland United Against Hate and the Office of Community and Civic Life to host:

Transgender in America

Culturally enforced binary gender role stereotypes have erased the inclusive and expansive understandings of gender identity and expression embraced by indigenous cultures and customs. This oppression has marginalized and silenced the voices of gender expansive children, youth and adults for more than 400 years. “Transgender in America” facilitates conversation and reconsideration of a binary gender understanding through greater awareness of historical events, laws, ideology and personal stories at this time when violence against Transpeople is on the rise. Offered by Lewis and Clark’s TransActive Gender Center.

Jenn Burleton, Director of the TransActive Gender Project at Lewis and Clark (she/her) is an internationally recognized educator and advocate on transgender and gender expansive children, youth and their families. Her work has been referenced in Andrew Solomon’s, “Far From The Tree” and Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper’s “The Transgender Child”. She has contributed to peer-reviewed transgender research, including the American Psychological Association’s “Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People.”

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this workshop do not necessarily represent those of the City of PortlandFunding for the Portland United Against Hate Workshop Series, including this workshop: Transgender in America has been made possible in part by a grant from the City of Portland, Office of Community & Civic Life.