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TRANS*forming Communities

Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC)

Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

TRANS*forming Communities

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The conference will consist of speakers, workshops, and a panel dedicated to celebrating and honoring the diverse identities and experiences of trans* individuals. This event will be a safe place for trans* people and allies to come together, share resources and knowledge, and create a community where we can flourish and live authentically. Anyone with a desire to learn and better our communities is welcome. Free Vegetarian lunch will be provided! 

TRANS*forming Communities will be followed by Trans* Week, hosted by Stonewall Alliance of Chico. Programming highlights include a free Day of Celebration Brunch, a showing of the film “TransVisible,” a talk on healthy relationships, training for Medical Professionals, Professional Day of Training, Parents Q&A and more.  Check out event on face bootrans* week or email:

Conference Agenda

12pm Keynote: 
         - Eli Erlick (BMU Auditorium)
                  "Trans* Organizing for a New Generation"
1pm Lunch: 
         - KC Shane and the Band (BMU Auditorium)
                  Free vegetarian lunch accompanied by a musical performance
2pm Workshops: 
         - Lexi Adsit (BMU Auditorium)
                  "Trans* Women of Color! At the Forefront and Center of Our Work"
         - Susan Frawley & Tracy Neiswender (BMU 210)
                  "Trans* History 101: Hidden from View"
         - Rachel Schmit & Reverend Jim Peck (BMU 211)
                  "Living Our Lives 'Out of the Box'"
3pm Workshops:
         - Marisa Boyce (BMU Auditorium)
                  "The Heart of Genderqueer"
         - Isa Noyola (BMU 210)
                  "TransLatina Community Organizing"
         - Lynnee Breedlove (BMU 211)
                  "Art to Change the World - Writing Workshop"
4pm Panel: 
         - Facilitated by Kory J. Masen (BMU Auditorium)
                  Eli Erlick, Lexi Adsit, Marisa Boyce, Isa Noyola & Lynnee Breedlove


The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center will also be offering a Clothes Swap at the Trans* Conference for trans* individuals who would like to update their wardrobe! ANYONE, whether they identify as cis or trans*, can contribute by dropping off belongings at the GSEC (CSU, Chico BMU 005) the week leading up to the conference (March 24th-28th) or at the conference itself. So dig up those fancy bow ties, classy dresses, and any clean, lightly-used clothing and bring it on down! The intention of this Clothes Swap is to give those who identify on the trans* spectrum the opportunity to update their wardrobe. Please respect that!

Have questions about TRANS*forming Communities? Contact Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC)

When & Where

California State University, Chico
400 W 1st St
BMU Auditorium
Chico, CA 95929

Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC)

The Associated Students Gender and Sexuality Equity Center [GSEC] is a student run activist organization, which strives to empower all students through its two programs: the Women's Program and the LGBTQ Program. The GSEC challenges societal norms that have been used to oppress and marginalize by providing opportunities for leadership, personal development, and referral services. We offer a safe and inclusive space where the campus and community can effectively support the academic mission of the university.

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