Join Égalité Chicago---the LGBT network for Publicis Groupe agencies---in partnership with GLAAD's Chicago Leadership Council for our first annual Four Color Process: an evening of networking and reflection on the theme of being out in the workplace. Christina Kahrl, writer & editor for ESPN.com, Chicago trans* advocate, and the newest member of GLAAD's Board of Directors, will kick off the evening at the Leo Burnett building with a short reflection on her story of coming out and being out. Her talk will be followed by drinks at Leo's Star Bar and time for networking.
Here are the details:
Date: Thursday, December 12th
Location: 35 W. Wacker, Floor 21, Leo Burnett Room
Cost: Free - we'll even throw in a few drinks on Égalité
This event is open to all members of the Chicago advertising & marketing community.
More on Christina:
Christina Kahrl is a sportswriter and editor for ESPN.com, and a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America (and one of the first internet writers as well as the first trans* woman voted into its ranks). In 1995, she co-founded the think tank Baseball Prospectus, the outfit that has subsequently given the world Nate Silver and a couple dozen bestselling books as an industry thought leader.
As a writer, beyond ESPN and Baseball Prospectus, she has contributed to SportsIllustrated.com, theNew York Sun, Salon.com, Slate, Playboy, Pride magazine, The Windy City Times, and the Washington Blade. She has helped launch the careers of dozens of writers and analysts in sports during her decade as the Executive Editor at Baseball Prospectus, as well as and when she was the Acquisitions Editor of Brassey's Sports, where she helped popularize performance analysis of basketball. She is also the Associate Editor of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia. An out trans* woman, she was elected into the inaugural class of the Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
As an activist, Christina has worked on police reform in Chicago on behalf of the trans* and genderqueer youth most at risk for police harassment (leading to the promulgation of a new Chicago Police Department general order in 2012), fair housing, and on public accommodations issues where they impact the trans* community. She is active on the boards or advisory boards of Equality Illinois, the Trans Life Center, the You Can Play Project, and the Lakeview Action Coalition.