Moving!

 

Timage of a group of workshop participants sitting in a circle talkinghink Again’s headquarters (and Davey) will be relocating to the Northeast in July. We’ll still be available to travel, but it will get harder (and more expensive) to schedule West Coast work. If you’re on the West Coast and you’ve been considering a training or short-term consultation … how about May or June?

Samples of workshop topics are here and you can contact us here.


Home for the Holidays?

cover image for Trans* Ally WorkbookAre you visiting family this week for Easter or Passover? Holidays can be a stressful time for queer and trans* people who don’t feel accepted or included in family events. If you have a trans* relative you’ll be seeing, make sure your acceptance and respect come across as clearly as you want them to. Trans* Ally Workbook can help.

Are you the trans* relative who other people are feeling awkward about? Gift them the book! Those who are really ready to enact allyship will appreciate it.


Challenging Classism Inside and Out

 

Join us for Challenging Classism Inside and Out – for Nonprofit and Social Change Organizations

Friday, April 11, 9am-5pm at CompassPoint, Oakland, CA

photo of facilitator explaining classism chartsHow does class impact our work? How are we each impacted by the class structure? What actions can we take to make our society more equitable? In partnership with Class Action, CompassPoint is proud to host this interactive workshop where we will explore together our own class experiences, examine the US class structure and how it is created and maintained, and discuss the legacy of activism that has historically brought change. Most importantly, we’ll address how classism impacts our clients, our organizations and our work, and what we can do now to challenge classism. Join us for what promises to be a lively and transformative experience.

More info here.


Trans* Ally Workbook

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Think Again’s newest resource has been getting a great response so far. Please help us spread the word, and even more importantly, tell us what you think!

Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right, and What It Teaches Us About Gender is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to be a better ally to the trans* community – or to a particular trans* person in your life. Click through to learn more and order your paper or digital copy.


Trans* Ally Workshops and Book Talk

 

“Understanding Transgender” and “Skills for Becoming and Effective Trans* Ally”

Saturday, March 8, 9-11:30am and 12:30-4:00pm
at All Saints Church, Syracuse, NY

The morning workshop is for anyone who wants to understand more and be a more informed ally to trans* people, and the afternoon is especially focused on parents and relatives of trans* people who want to build their skills at working for trans* rights.

Fragrance Free Event: For the health of the presenter and participants, please do not wear any perfume, cologne, or other scented products to this workshop.

 

Trans* Ally Workshop

Sunday, March 9, 4:00-5:30 at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, Kingston, NY
Suggested donation $5-$20, no one turned away for lack of funds.

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to be a better ally to trans* individuals and communities – friends, family, community members, and even trans* people who want to be good allies to trans* people who are different from you. We’ll review some trans* basics, but mostly focus on what you can do to support trans* people in your life.

Fragrance Free Event: For the health of the presenter and participants, please do not wear any perfume, cologne, or other scented products to this workshop.

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Book Talk

Thursday, March 13, 4:00 pm at Family Traditions in Stone Ridge, NY

Davey will discuss highlights from the new book, Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right and What It Teaches Us About Gender and signed books will be available.

Fragrance Free Event: For the health of the presenter and participants, please do not wear any perfume, cologne, or other scented products to this workshop.


Trans* Job Search Workshop for 5-College Students

 

5-College students, join me on Thursday, Feb. 20, 5pm for a workshop on Job Search Strategies for the Trans* Community. More info at Hampshire’s calendar and RSVP through Facebook.

cover image for Trans* Ally Workbook And, the books are here! If you already ordered a paper copy, it’s in the mail. If you haven’t yet, now’s the time – order by Sunday, Feb. 16 to ensure we’ll post it before leaving for the east coast.

Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right, and What It Teaches Us About Gender is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to be a better ally to the trans* community – or to a particular trans* person in your life. Click through to learn more and order your paper or digital copy.

 


Trans* Ally Workbook

cover image for Trans* Ally Workbook

It’s here! Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right, and What It Teaches Us About Gender is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to be a better ally to the trans* community – or to a particular trans* person in your life. Click through to learn more and order your paper or digital copy. We can’t wait to hear what you think about it!

Written by Davey Shlasko and illustrated by Kai Hofius, with book design by Sophie Argetsinger.


Trans* and Intersex Global Funding Report Now Available

Trans* / Intersex Funding Report cover imageGlobal Action for Trans* Equality (GATE) and American Jewish World Service (GATE) released today the results of the first-ever survey of transgender and intersex groups around the world in a new report, The State of Trans* and Intersex Organizing. The report is being presented on January 28 during the International Human Rights Funders Group’s 2014 San Francisco Conference.

The survey of 340 organizations documents the deep discrimination and multiple challenges facing trans* and intersex people and the organizing that they are leading worldwide to win their human rights. It also shows the significant funding shortfall facing trans* and intersex groups and the challenges and obstacles they face in obtaining resources to carry out their work.

“All around the world, trans* and intersex people face fierce discrimination, ceaseless violence and incalculable ridicule because of who we are. We also face barriers in pursuing education, obtaining health care and receiving fair treatment by police and other authorities,” said Justus Eisfeld, co-director of GATE. “While a small number of foundations and donors understand that trans* and intersex communities need support as we advocate for justice, most do not. We urge other donors to take up this opportunity to advance human rights and fund our movements.”

The survey looked at the financial and organizational capacity of trans* and intersex groups around the world, most of which provide critical support and services, including legal aid, health care, advocacy and leadership training. These groups are fighting discriminatory laws, empowering people to become trans* and intersex activists, and educating the public about trans* and intersex issues.

The report was coauthored by Davey Shlasko Think Again, along with Sarah Gunther of AJWS (now at Astraea) and Justus Eisfeld of GATE.


Classism Card Game Pilots

Think Again is developing a game about class, classism, and cross-class communication. It’s a FUN game, that you can play with your friends, not a workshop “game” led by a facilitator. It’s pretty awesome.

If you want to be part of a pilot group, get in touch! We’re holding pilots in the Bay Area now and will set up pilots wherever we go as we travel throughout the spring.


Winter-Spring Travel Schedule

 

Think Again is in hibernation for most of November-December. We’re developing some new materials and trainings for you, and planning for next year. If you’re also planning for next year, here’s what you should know about our tentative travel schedule:

  • Late February / Early March: in and around Northampton, MA, Albany, NY and Syracuse, NY
  • Later in the Spring: in and around Asheville, NC
  • All other times: Oakland, CA or wherever you need us to be. You know where to find us.