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Smell the coffee. Let out the steam.

July 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

PACT NOW - Smell the Coffee. Let Out the Steam square


Fill up your cup. Listen to your inner voice, identify what fills your spirit, and blow the steam off stress. Warm beverages optional. Bring markers, crayons, color pencils, pens.  We will provide a simple exercise to warm your soul. No art experience necessary.
Download the worksheet:

Zoom link

Use computer audio or dial in:
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 920 3821 9152

Facilitated by Denise Cawley.

Denise has been a pivotal player in diversity, inclusion, marriage equality and voting rights for three decades. Denise is Unitarian Universalist minister in preliminary fellowship and will be ordained in June. Denise loves walking by big bodies of water. She enjoys beauty walks in nature. To relieve stress, you will find her cooking and preserving food, growing flowers and vegetables. Denise is also a renowned fiber artist in the Midwest.

ASL, Captions, and Trans/Queer-led

Events will have an ASL interpreter and AI-generated closed captioning.  Please reach out with any access needs.
Support focused groups are trans and queer led.

ABOUT events

FORGE and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Inclusion Health Clinic have created a series of events for trans+/non-binary community members, loved ones, and supporters, to come together for support, connection, learning, and empowerment.  Participants will have the opportunity to find community, feel less isolated, and learn new skills and information.
Initiated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many topics focus on medical and mental health issues, coping strategies, access to public benefits, links to resources, where/how to access support, creative expression, and some time to have some fun.
Sit back. Or lean in.
If you miss the live events, many will be recorded!  (Recordings available at: https://www.youtube.com/c/FORGEForwardTrans)

Thank you to our funders:

This project is funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Additional funding support for this event provided by Victims of Crime Act Subgrant No. 2015-VO-01-15356 awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services under a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.
Additional funding provided by Grant Number 2018-UD-AX-0011 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.


July 30, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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