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March 2022

Liberatory Responses to Suicide and Crisis

March 15, 2022 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 pm PDT
Liberatory Responses to Suicide and Crisis

In this session, we will discuss the history of carceral responses to suicide and crisis. Beginning with the conflation of madness and queerness, we will explore the ways queer and trans people have been targeted by carceral psychiatric and psychological “interventions.” We will trace the persistence of this historical trauma’s legacy in current crisis response models. After grounding in historical and contemporary responses to crisis and suicide, we will imagine liberatory frameworks for responding to suicide and crisis that resist…

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April 2022

Trans-Inclusive Therapy Practices, Part II

April 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
Trans inclusive therapy 2

Join us for the second of two panel discussions with experienced therapists whose practices include transgender and nonbinary clients. We’ll hear from a group of therapists about inclusive practices, gender-affirming therapy, and how individual therapists approach working with transgender and nonbinary clients. Bring your questions for our panel about therapy in general, or about their specific practices. Panelists TBA Register in advance for this event: https://forge-forward.zoom.us/.../WN_I6ONG_LVT6-DB4tsHtXjqw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Queerly Creative Daily Art Journaling with Sassafras Lowrey

April 19, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
Queerly creative

For nonbinary and transgender people of all ages putting our stories onto the page is important and can even be personally transformative. Creative daily art journaling is a way that we can document our queer lives for memory and self-reflection. Art journaling involves combining words, photos, drawings, cut/paste from magazines/newspapers/mail, stickers etc. onto the page to document memories. Especially during the pandemic which has brought so much isolation and uncertainty, art journaling can be a personal (or collaborative) way of…

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May 2022

Out of the Shadows: Mental Health First Aid

May 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
MH first aid

Register in advance: https://forge-forward.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dtgnYamkT1q1nzB-F2k4Kg There are powerful benefits when we bring our whole selves to our interactions with others.  Doing so has a direct impact on our friends, co-workers, family, and community. Rob Vallentine, a national instructor for Mental Health First Aid, will discuss the importance of investing in our own Mental Health and how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in others.  He will share how to improve interactions with someone struggling with their mental health…

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June 2022

Volunteer at PrideFest!

June 3, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - June 4, 2022 @ 9:00 pm CDT
PrideFest Milwaukee, WI United States + Google Map

Want to attend Pridefest 2022? Volunteering with FORGE for a short 3 hour shift will get you in for free, as well as gear you up with a fantastic, uniquely designed T-shirt for this year’s event. Our theme this year:  I’m here for trans & nonbinary survivors Sign up today!  http://signup.com/go/Pride2022   Pridefest kicks off the Milwaukee festival season. The Wisconsin festival season is rapidly approaching, and it all starts with the nation’s largest LGBT festival, Milwaukee’s annual Pridefest. This…

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