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[ASK the advocate] Accessing food and other basic necessities during COVID-19
May 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Join FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic for an opportunity to ask questions and engage with professionals serving the trans/non-binary community.
Topic: Accessing food and other basic necessities during COVID-19
Need help getting food or other essential items? There are many options to help in the Greater Milwaukee area. Check out what’s available for either yourself or others you may help.
Presenter: Shelley Gregory (they/them or any pronouns)
Shelley is a trans human, activist, and advocate, and the Strategic Project Coordinator for FORGE. Shelley has worked actively in the LGBTQI+ community for over 25 years and began to focus their work on advocacy for transgender and non-binary folx nearly two decades ago. Their background is as a civil rights lawyer. Shelley continually aims to contribute to improving quality of life for trans and non-binary individuals and increasing our inclusion in society. Shelley presently assists survivors of violence through individual advocacy and peer support, as well as policy development and public education.
About ASK events:
ASK the Expert events are open periods of regularly scheduled time (Tuesdays from 6-7:00pm and Saturdays from 1-2:00pm) where you can ask questions to health care providers, mental health professionals, social workers, advocates, and lawyers.
Initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, questions and topics discussed may focus on medical issues, mental health concerns, coping skills, access to public benefits, links to resources, where and how to access support. Each session will have a broad focus within these areas. Come with your questions. Sit back. Or lean in.
If you miss the live events, they’ll be recorded!
All ASK events will have an ASL interpreter. Please reach out with any access needs.
PACT NOW = Preventing and Assisting with COVID-19 among Trans and Non-binary Wisconsinites. PACT NOW is a partnership between FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic.
This project is funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.