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Soothing the soul through words, images, and action (10/22/2020)

October 22, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

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Join FORGE for this dynamic, interactive, experiential, and reflective space that encourages attendees to transform feelings about personal or global loss, trauma, or life-hardships into empowered hope.  Attendees – in a structured, safe, creative setting – will use writing (and maybe a little art and movement too) to address topics that impact us all. Participants will leave with a renewed sense of hope, community, and connection with themselves and with others. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your favorite notebooks and writing tools. No writing experience necessary.

Zoom link

Use computer audio or dial in:
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 921 2579 8398

Presenters: michael munson

michael is as an agender, trans-masculine, boot-loving, LatinX/multi-racial, femme.  He embraces many overlapping identities, including being an altruist iconoclast; a passionate worker bee; proud parent of a millennial & a strong, tender partner. He co-founded FORGE in 1994 and has an educational background in psychology with an emphasis on trauma-informed care. He is FORGE’s Executive Director and primary trainer.

ASL, Captions, Recordings, and Trans/Queer-led.

CONNECT events will have an ASL interpreter upon request.  AI-generated captions will be available. 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.


October 22, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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