Enough Is Enough Teach-in: Privilege vs. Injustice in 2020: Violence Against the Transgender Community – Jul 30
Posted by Community College of Philadelphia on July 28, 2020
Enough is enough. When we say Black Lives Matter, we need to be inclusive of all Black lives. Violence against the trans community has been on the rise, and 2020 has been one of the deadliest years on record for transgender and nonbinary people. Trans women of color, especially Black trans women, experience disproportionate levels of violence, and make up the majority of trans murder victims.
Join us for a virtual teach-in with some amazing local trans activists as we discuss the impact of transphobia, misogyny and racism on our community. Hear firsthand from trans advocates, as well as those who support and educate others on impactful allyship.
Education and training can and must be part of the solution for change, and we as individuals must band together and commit to act. Community College of Philadelphia stands together in solidarity and we stand together with you.
Date and Time: July 30, 2020, 11:00 AM
Or dial-in: 301-715-8592; Webinar ID: 973 1931 0327; Password: Enough
Host: Dr. Donald Guy Generals (he/him), President, Community College of Philadelphia
Moderator: Vincent E. Scarfo (they/them), Coordinator, MarcDavid LGBTQ Center, Community College of Philadelphia
- Deja Lynn Alvarez is an award winning transgender advocate and activist with a long history of representing and serving LGBTQ+ communities in Philadelphia. She is the first transwoman in the state of Pennsylvania to run for public office.
- Kendall Stephens is a woman of trans experience born and raised in Philadelphia. A 2020 CCP graduate, Kendall is now majoring in Public Health at Temple University. She has dedicated more than 10 years of advocacy work in the LGBTQ community and has engaged tirelessly in driving community building, facilitating support groups and creating spaces for marginalized individuals to find personal empowerment.
- Avery Shaw is a pre-law student at Drexel University who has been doing volunteer work within the LGBTQ+ community for nearly a decade. He has volunteered his time with the Human Rights Campaign, the American Civil Liberties Union and the William Way LGBT Community Center.
- Hazel Edwards is an unapologetic queer transwoman of color and LGBTQ+ youth advocate. As the Educator and Outreach Specialist in The Bryson Institute of The Attic Youth Center, Hazel provides workshops for youth and adults throughout the Philadelphia region on gender, sexuality, intersectionality and best practices for building genuine cultures of respect for LGBTQ+ youth.
Visit our Enough is Enough website for resources, upcoming events and to keep the conversation moving forward: https://www.ccp.edu/about-us/enough-enough?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email
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