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Trans Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week contains a series of events in which individuals and organizations around the country will participate to help raise the visibility of the transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming people in addressing the issues these communities face.

Please take a look at the events University of Michigan will be hosting during that week. This year Tiq Milan will join us as a Keynote Speaker for the Kick-Off Event.


Nov. 17th - Panelists for Story Telling Highlighting Trans Women and Trans Femme Experiences:

Mari Brighe is an accomplished writer, speaker, and educator focusing on queer and trans topics. She is a former Trans Correspondent for The Advocate and Contributing Editor for Autostraddle, and her work has also appeared in Vice, Mic, Bustle, Salon, Everyday Feminism and more.

As a first-year PhD student, LaVelle Ridley has been identifying as trans for a little over a year. In her undergrad, she was heavily involved in campus LGBTQIA community affairs, especially for queer students of color. At present, her research focuses on contemporary African American literature with a focus on black queer fiction and narratives of resistance by trans women and gender non-conforming people of color.

Vidhya Aravind is a first year Master's student at the University of Michigan School of Information. Her academic interests are in online safety of marginalized people and the facilitation of online space creation for small queer and trans communities. She also pursues a passion for social justice education through work with the Intergroup Relations department, where she has facilitated dialogs and workshops, researched dialog efficacy, and helped develop dialog curricula.


Nov. 18th - Considering Gender: Focus on Transgender Inclusion

Please sign up at Lunch will be provided.

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