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We Can Listen: The Future is Fluid

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The Old Church Concert Hall

1422 SW 11th Ave

Portland, OR 97201

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Developing Fluency in a Nonbinary World Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm | All Ages | Free to Public

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What does it mean to be transgender? What is the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity? Why is transgender equality so important?

Join us for The Future is Fluid, Developing Fluency in a Nonbinary World, an evening of personal expression facilitated by Jenn Burleton, founder of TransActive Gender Center. You are invited to listen as teenage girls engage in conversation about their own journeys of transition.

The TOC “We Can Listen” event includes music by Acchord and a “look to the future” panel discussion with professionals in academia, healthcare and advocacy.

Jenn Burleton, recognized for her work in advocating for transgender youth and their families, has just transferred the services provided by TransActive, which she founded, to the TransActive Gender Project at the Lewis and Clark School of Education and Counseling. Scott Fletcher, Dean of the Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling said as the center opened in January, 2019, “….Bringing Jenn on as the Program Director for the TransActive Gender Project will provide our students in education and counseling with an unparalleled resource for addressing the hopes and needs that arise for transgender and gender diverse children in the classroom, workplace and home.”

Miriam J. Abelson, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University focuses her research and teaching on masculinities, queer and transgender studies, research methods, and LGBT people’s lives across urban and rural spaces. Her book, Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America, will be published with the University of Minnesota Press in March 2019.

Jess Guerriero, a social worker at OHSU’s Transgender Health Program, has focused their work on the expansion of transgender health coverage and the movement toward therapists as partners, rather than gatekeepers. Jess describes themself as the “cruise director” for those who are accessing care at OHSU, focusing work on reducing barriers and improving experiences through patient partnerships, educational efforts, and community outreach.

Erin Waters, a Community Health Navigator for Kaiser Permanente Northwest, helps both patients and providers navigate the complex world of transgender health. Through the Gender Pathways Clinic program, she educates providers on how to provide the best care possible to gender and sexual minorities while breaking down barriers to affirming care.

Let’s move forward together to a future that is fluid. This event is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE),TransActive Gender Center, and the Oregon Commission for Women. It is free to the public and is appropriate for all ages.

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