Trans/forming Allyship

20 February 2018 | Uncategorized

From Awareness to Action for Trans Inclusion

April 27, 2018 – Madison, WI  – 9:00-3:40

Professional development training for service providers and community leaders

In spite of increasing acceptance of transgender identities, trans community members still face intense stigma, violence and barriers to participation. Many service providers and community leaders have good intentions about trans inclusion and, with a deeper understanding and expanded toolbox, they can build on those intentions to create truly trans-inclusive practices and policies. This workshop is for anyone who is motivated to build their capacity to more effectively support trans people in their professional and community contexts.

Through a lively combination of presentations, small- and large-group discussions, practical exercises and collaborative problem-solving, participants will:

– Gain understanding of trans identities and experiences
– Examine personal, organizational, and community barriers to inclusion
– Develop strategies to support trans people in everyday interactions and in their professional roles
– Plan next steps to put their allyship into action, while staying in touch with the needs and priorities of trans communities

This training has been approved for 6 CEUs by the NASW-WI for licensed social workers, MFTs, and professional counselors.

This training is offered with the generous support of the UW Credit Union.

Facilitated by Davey Shlasko

Bagels & Registration at 8:30, workshop 9:00-4:30
Lunch on your own, with lots of options nearby
Free parking & convenient bus line access
Sliding-scale registration fee ($75-$100-$125) includes all materials plus snacks and beverages

Contact Davey with questions!


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