Our very own Rev. Cameron Partridge will be a panelist at Tufts University tomorrow evening, and I'll be joining him -- here's the Facebook event (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=303824859632064):
ISA* Transgender Education Panel
(*Tufts University's Interfaith Social Action)
TOMORROW -- Thursday, October 20th
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tufts University (near Davis Sq. in Medford MA)
Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene (next to Braker Hall)
Did you know...
-In a 2003 survey, 55% of transgender youth reported having been physically attacked
-In a 2006 report, 33.2% of transgender youth reported having attempted suicide
-currently, it is legal in 34 states to hire someone because of their gender identity
Inspired to learn more and take action?
Interfaith Social Action is holding a panel, co-sponsored by the LGBT center, to decrease transgender discrimination through education and awareness. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about what it means to be transgender within a cultural and faith context.
Mycroft Masada Holmes, a Jewish transgender activist who works with the Interfaith Coalition for Transgender Equality, the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and Keshet.
Rev. Cameron Partridge, a transgender Episcopal priest, currently serving as the Episcopal Chaplain at BU
Michelle Figueiredo, a speaker from SpeakOUT, an organization that sends speakers out to college communities to educate students on various topics pertaining to diversity, who will be speaking about her experiences as a transgender woman and her spiritual journey
Joan Saniuk and Sharilyn Steketee -- Joan is a Reverend associated with the Metropolitan Community Church of Boston and Sharilyn is Joan’s partner, as well as her partner in ministry.
There will be time for Q&A after the speakers. Refreshments will be provided!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!