This workshop focuses on building cultural competency for working with transgender people, and engages audience in proactively understanding the experiences of transgender people, and transgender women of color as thought leaders in work that promotes racial justice and body autonomy, while highlighting the variations of identities and cultures of the transgender experience.
Facilitator: Aria Sa'id
Aria Sa'id serves as Development & Policy Director at the St.James Infirmary- a peer based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers of the Bay Area. In addition to her role, she is a Policy Fellow for the Women's Foundation of California- Women's Policy Institute focusing her policy efforts on reducing harm for incarcerated transgender people. She also serves as Strategist and Project Lead for TAJA's Coalition- an organization in partnership with 16 Bay Area organizations prioritizing violence prevention efforts for transgender women of color.
Facilitator: Fresh! White
Fresh! White is a Certified Life and Mindfulness Coach, writer, speaker, facilitator, and founder of Affirmative Acts Coaching & Training. San Francisco Pride Grand Marshal, 2016, he is a contributing author to, Trans Bodies Trans Selves, a health, legal and cultural resource guide for service providers and members of the trans* community. Fresh! has been facilitating LGBTQ2IA2’SGL’P talks and trainings in San Francisco and Marin since 2003. He sits on the board of the San Francisco Trans March, Transgender Day of Remembrance, SF, and as an Ally on the Advisory Board for Bridge HIV, SF. Fresh! is a Dharma Leader at the East Bay Meditation Center, founded the Bay Area’s first Trans* and Genderqueer Meditation, (TQGMM) and is a graduating student of Spirit Rock’s Dharma Leadership Program. LinkedIn: Fresh! White
We are asking for a $5-$20 donation, sliding scale. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Building Accessibility: There are two entrances to Sierra Club Office building on Webster and 21st both of which are accessible for mobility devices. The building has an elevator, and the kitchen space, conference room, and restrooms can also all accommodate mobility devices.
Scents: The Sierra Clubs space endeavors to offer a scent free environment; however as the Club is currently transitioning towards the use of only scent free products, we cannot guarantee an entirely scent free space. We ask everyone to please arrive at meetings fragrance free to support access for folks who experience multiple chemical sensitivities and allergies. This means using only body products and laundry detergent that say fragrance free or unscented on the label and do not have scented ingredients.
Restrooms: Restrooms are currently labeled in a gender-binary way. The Sierra Club is working on changing this and has an office policy that all restrooms are available to anyone, regardless of lived or perceived gender identity. We ask that folks choose the restroom that is right for them, and that no one question a persons chosen restroom.
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