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Transgender Day of Remembrance: When violence becomes deadly
October 11, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
[Recorded October 22, 2012]
NOTE: Due to unexpected technical challenges, the first 2.25 minutes are silent. Please feel free to scroll forward to the 2:25 mark.
Each year, communities across the world gather on November 20th to honor and remember transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies) who have been killed by anti-transgender violence. This webinar will explore the history and significance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance and discuss ways in which crime victim service professionals can provide support and outreach to the transgender community during Transgender Day of Remembrance events, as well as throughout the year when violence against transgender people or communities becomes deadly.
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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. His educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis in trauma. Munson’s work on violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals is groundbreaking, stressing 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 professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients/constituents.
Loree Cook-Daniels has been training about and working on policy changes to better address the needs of members of the transgender community since 1995. Prior to that, she worked for more than a decade on elder abuse and domestic violence issues. The two came together in 2004, when FORGE founded its Transgender Sexual Violence Project.