Being A Stronger Ally: A Trans Affirming Symposium

Learn what it means to be transgender and the challenges the community faces. Attendees will learn the unique challenges faced by the TGNC population as well as develop the skills to build inclusive spaces in the workplace and all spheres of their life.

Saturday, February 22

9:00am - 3:00pm CST

Chicago Waldorf School

5200 N Ashland, Chicago, IL 60640
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Being A Stronger Ally: A Trans Affirming Symposium
Chicago Waldorf School
    • Trans Symposium

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    • This is for one ticket to the Trans Symposium on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:00AM-3:00PM. Please take a look at the schedule below. A separate link will be emailed so you may indicate your workshop preference.

      10:15-11:45AM : Session A (Choice of 1)


      • Trans 101

      • Trans-Inclusive Customer Service

      • Well Intentioned Organizations & Hostile Work Environments


      1-2:30PM : Session B (Choice of 1)

      • Civic Engagement Panel

      • Trans-Inclusive Customer Service 

      • Well Intentioned Organizations & Hostile Work Environments

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Join us for for a day of learning at Chicago Waldorf School. Being A Stronger Ally: a Trans/GNC Affirming Symposium is hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce's Trans/GNC Affirming Task Force and facilitated by the Chicago Therapy Collective.

This day of learning is free to all Andersonville Chamber Members and $15 for non-members. It is open to everyone and will focus on Trans Inclusive Employment, Customer Service, as well as Civic Engagement and Allyship. If you are experiencing financial hardship and need assistance funding your event ticket, please email laustin@andersonville.org. Event facilitators include Jackie Boyd of The Care Plan, Bonsai Bermudez of Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP), Dr. S. Simmons of the University of Chicago, and Blue of Chicago Counseling Associates. We are thrilled to welcome Alderman Andre Vasquez, 40th Ward Chicago, Stephanie Skora of Brave Space Alliance, nationally recognized composer, producer & arranger, Allie Stephens, community activist Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth of Chicago Dance Supply and the Chicago Reader, and Caitlin Botsios of Helix Cafe for the Civic Engagement portion of the day. 

The schedule is as follows. Attendees can elect to attend one session in the morning or in the afternoon. Guests may attend the whole day or attend only in the morning or afternoon based on schedule.

Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:00AM-3:00PM 

8:30-9AM : Check-In
9-10AM : Welcome and Keynote by Dr. Mika Tosca and About Face Theatre Power in Pride performance
10:15-11:45AM : Session 1 (Choice of 1)
  • Trans 101
  • Trans-Inclusive Customer Service
  • Well Intentioned Organizations & Hostile Work Environments
12-12:45PM  LUNCH (Provided by Reza’s)
1-2:30PM : Session 2 (Choice of 1) 
  • Civic Engagement Panel
  • Trans-Inclusive Customer Service 
  • Well Intentioned Organizations & Hostile Work Environments
2:30-3PM : Closing 

Thank you to our sponsors: Chicago Waldorf SchoolWomen & Children First BookstorePet Food ExpertsFirst Midwest Bank State Representative Kelly Cassidy, and Dr. Kimberly Beith of Total Wellness Chiropractic Clinic

Saturday, February 22, 2020

9:00am - 3:00pm CST
  • Chicago Waldorf School

    5200 N Ashland, Chicago, IL 60640

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