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Putting Our Faith Into Action: Building deeper understanding and connection with our trans+ siblings
October 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm UTC+0
Bathroom bills. Title VII. #MeToo. Racial justice. Gun Violence. Title IX. What do these things have to do with transgender and non-binary people? Come find out to learn more. And… we know you want to learn (and do!) more, because you are a UU!
After a quick review of trans basics, we’ll explore the changes in the local, state, and federal socio-political-cultural landscapes and how these change directly (and often adversely) impact trans/non-binary communities.
There are also incredibly positive shifts happening, so stay to also learn about resilience in action. Everyone will leave with concrete steps about how to improve the lives of trans/non-binary people in these challenging and difficult times.
This dynamic workshop-like experience will begin directly after the 10am worship service at the Bradford Community Church UU (5810 8th Ave, Kenosha, WI), with interim minister Denise Cawley, Rev. Erik Carlson, and many Bradford friends who will share words, art, and healing prayers celebrating the gender continuum.
michael munson is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge. FORGE is a national training and technical assistance provider funded in part through the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women and the Office for Victims of Crime. Munson’s educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis on trauma-informed care and non-traditional healing modalities. His work on violence against trans/non-binary individuals stresses the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging people to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to create a more whole and healthy world.