Utah Pride is proud to announce TransAction's Genderevolution Conference & Transgender Education Awareness Month Events
Transgender Education Awareness Month Events:
Join us throughout the month as we bring awareness to Trans issues through fun, educational, artistic and community oriented events! Stay tuned for a full list of events.
Genderevolution 2013: Community Building Community - November 16th
Where: Rowland Hall - 843 Lincoln Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Genderevolution (TransAction's Annual Gender Conference) is the pinnacle event of a month full of trans-awareness events throughout the trans* and larger community. This year's theme is Community Building Community. Online registration will be announced.
The purpose of the Genderevolution is to:
- Foster community building among trans* folk and allies alike, to help create a strong and safe space to push gender boundaries in the Salt Lake City area.
- Educate employees, cisgender/non-trans* folk, trans*/non-cisgender folk, health and mental care providers, and allies about the myths and realities of gender.
- Celebrate trans* identities in an inclusive, healthy and positive way.
TransAction is proud to host a nationally renowned speaker for the conference. The speaker garners national recognition and will attract participants from all across Utah and surrounding states. Utah will welcome:
Ruby Jade Corado, born in San Salvador, El Salvador, Ruby is 42 years old and has lived in Washington, D.C. for the past 27 years. She has devoted the last 20 years of her life advocating for the inclusion of LGBT and Immigrant Communities in the areas of access to care, HIV, Human Rights and Immigration. She has worked for organizations such as Whitman Walker Clinic, Transgender Health Empowerment, Latin@s En Accion-Casa Ruby of which she is the current Executive Director.
Ruby has collaborated with national organizations such as GLAAD, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Center for Transgender Equality, HRC and National LLEGO. The National Latino LGBT Organization, in which she worked to create the First Leadership Congress for Transgender Latin@s in Washington DC in 2003.
She is a nationally recognized sensitivity trainer focused on HIV issues facing the Latino LGBT immigrants and Transgender communities of color.
This year’s theme: Community Building Community
To us, “community building community” means bringing together people with diverse experiences and who share a common interest to create solutions and coalitions that improve and strengthen our relationships with each other, both across difference and across shared characteristics. We believe that it’s necessary for both trans* and LGBTQ community members to actively work together to strengthen the trans* and LGBTQ communities as well as working with the community at large to strengthen understanding, compassion and affirmation through education, entertainment and bonding.
At the 5th Annual Gender Conference, we aim to deconstruct gender mythology, explore the implications of socially constructed gender norms, and integrate our many intersecting identities.
We are all members of various communities, how do these memberships affect each other? How does our experience with gender intersect with our experience of race? Of class or sexuality or relationship styles? How about religion, physical dis/ability, or political ideology? Maybe we won’t find clear answers to these questions, but in asking them perhaps we can come to understand ourselves—and each other—just a little better.
We are so excited to announce a few of the workshops at this years Genderevolution Gender Conference:
- "Rape Culture, Transphobia, and How Communities Can Resist."
- "Trans* Health for Children and Adolescents"
- "Affordable Care Act 101 and what it means for Trans* folks"
- "How to be an Ally - coming full circle"
- "We Don't Fit In: Sexual fluidity in a world that operates in binaries"
- "Safe Schools"
- "Trans 101"
- "Creating Queer visions: Exploring Gender Through Art"
- "Stand by your Trans*? A Dialogue for Trans* People and Trans* Lovers"
- "Healthy Relationships"
- "Self Care the Natural Way"
- "Civil Rights Issues in Public Schools"
- "Discussing Trans* Health Care"
- "Caregiver's of Gender Exceptional Youth Panel"
- "False Eyelashes 101"
- And more!
We are also excited to welcome our partners in the community who will have a presence at the conference:
- Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah
- Equality Utah
- Planned Parenthood
- Salt City Femmes
- Trans* Utah
- University of Utah QSA
- Westminster College
There will also be merchants with products to sell and much more!