Transgender Communities Week

Trans Communities Week 2016

Transkeit: Affirming Gender Diversity for Jews and Allies

Sat-Mon, November 12-14, 2016
Pacific School of Religion
1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Transkeit is a community building gathering sponsored by the Center for LGBTQ & Gender Studies in Religion. Transkeit features ritual, cultural programming, workshops, meals together and plenty of opportunities for informal schmoozing. This program is co-hosted by CLGS’ Transgender Roundtable and Jewish Roundtable.

Who is this gathering for? We welcome all transgender, genderqueer and gender non-conforming Jews and allies. Help continue to build a vibrant and safe Jewish trans community for all of us!

See more information, and learn about registering at:
https://clgs.org/event-items/transkeit-affirming-gender-diversity-for-je...
For more information, please contact Rabbi Jane Rachel Litman at jlitman@clgs.org.

QT Pie Social: Trans Communities Week Kick Off

Monday, November 14th, 2016
5-7pm
Location TBD

QT (Queer and/or Trans) Pie is pronounced "cutie pie," and this Mocktail Party is here for you to celebrate the opening of the gender inclusive restrooms in Evans Hall, relax after midterms, meet new friends, and have some fun! Spread the word!

This is a community-run event, so we need your help to bring everything together and really make this event great! Get together with a group of friends or your student group to host an activity or bring some kind of snack (cookies, chips, drinks, etc.). We are creating a foundation for the event, but your contribution is what’s going to make this amazing!

We will have a photo booth available, as well as some games and activities! We look forward to seeing you all there!

Questions? Concerns?
Please email Maddy Aragon or Nic Chang
m.aragon@berkeley.edu | nicolaskchang@berkeley.edu

Sponsored by the Gender Equity Resource Center and the Queer Alliance Resource Center.
For disability-related accommodations see access.berkeley.edu.

We are also looking for people who are interested in speaking about the LGBTQ+ community in order to bring awareness to and celebrate the Queer and/or Trans community. If you are interested in speaking, please don’t hesitate to send us an email!

Gender Neutral Pronoun Practice Session

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
12-1:30pm
Sign up at geneq.berkeley.edu/rsvp
*Open to all members of the campus community!*

Pronouns are one of the most basic ways you can demonstrate respect for someone's gender identity. Bring your lunch and spend an hour building your fluency in gender neutral pronouns through conversation, storytelling and guided activities.

Questions? Contact Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu
For disability-related accommodations see access.berkeley.edu
Sponsored by the Gender Equity Resource Center

Gender Neutral Pronoun Practice Session!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
7:30-9pm
205 Dwinelle

Pronouns are one of the most basic ways you can demonstrate respect for someone's gender identity.  Come spend an hour building your fluency in gender neutral pronouns through conversation, storytelling and guided activities.  

Questions?  Contact Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu
For disability-related accommodations see access.berkeley.edu.
Sponsored by the Gender Equity Resource Center and Queer Student Union.

FreeCeCe! movie screening w/ filmmaker and CeCe McDonald Q&A

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
6-9pm
Arthur Anderson Auditorium, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Please join us for a free screening of the internationally acclaimed documentary about CeCe McDonald, a black trans woman who survived a racist, transphobic attack, only to be incarcerated for defending her life. After an international movement to free her, CeCe emerged as a leader to interrogate the prison industrial complex and inspire women to fight back when attacked.

There will be a Q&A with the filmmaker, Jac Gares, and CeCe herself after the film, followed by a meet and greet (with snacks)! Reserve your ticket now for this historic event! More info on the film can be found here. Please spread the word- forward widely to your networks!

Co-sponsored by D.I.C.E. (Diversity, Inclusion, Community and Equity) at UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Q@Haas/ Haas Diversity, T-Cal (Trans on Campus), QTAP, Berkeley Law Queer Caucus, Queer & Allied Pre-Med, Pre-Health Association, Tang Center, Oscar Wilde House, and Berkeley Queer Grads.

*This event will be wheelchair accessible. Please email pike.long@berkeley.edu for other accessibility questions.

Trans: A Gender Identity Inclusion Workshop 

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
10am-12pm
Sign up at geneq.berkeley.edu/rsvp
*This is a staff-oriented workshop.*

Trans people have gained a new level of visibility in the past few years, but it has not been paired with the widespread education necessary to move from basic awareness to actual inclusion. This workshop will cover foundational concepts and critical information about gender identity and trans-related issues, which will allow you to better integrate trans-inclusive practices into your work practices and department.

Why YOU need to attend:

  • Do you know how to respond if a staff member you supervise initiates a gender confirmation plan to undergo transition in the workplace?
  • Are you aware that many students and other staff members use pronouns such as “they” and “ze”?
  • Gender identity is a protected category in state non-discrimination law and campus non-discrimination policy, are you are aware of what you need to know to be in compliance.
  • You've never been to a trans-focused workshop before - you may not know what you don't know.

Trans: A term meant to represent the breadth and depth of gender diversity of those whose current gender identity is different than the gender they were assigned at birth.


Questions? Contact Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu
For disability-related accommodations see access.berkeley.edu
Sponsored by the Gender Equity Resource Center

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual commemoration of the lives lost due to anti-transgender violence. UC Berkeley is not holding an event for TDoR but if you would like to attend one off-campus, TRANS: THRIVE is hosting a commemoration from 3-5pm.

You can see the full event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416388891995923/


Transgender Communities Week

Transgender Communities Week 2015

TCW is Nov 16-20! We really want to move past just awareness and center transgender communities during this week, to create dialogue and celebration. Find us tabling on Sproul all week (we'll have the trans flag out); get cute buttons and info! 

Events: 

Do you identify as trans binary or non-binary, gender queer, fluid, and/or expansive? #inyourownwordsucb is highlighting your stories during Transgender Communities Week (anonymous is fine)! Submit your experience, story etc!

Trans Liberation Healing Circle

Come enjoy dinner and have important conversations about trans communities, about trans liberation. Supporting all our communities collectively involves transformation and healing, and we want this event to be a space where folxs feel comfortable to do so. Let’s meet each other where we’re at, grow from one another, and discuss what trans liberation means to each of us. (Encouraged closed space for trans/ genderqueer/fluid/expansive identifying folks)

When: November 20th, 2015, 6pm-8pm
Where: Rochdale Common Room

Beyond Trans 101

As a way to continue Transgender Communities Week we want to engage in conversations important to trans communities, and hear from panelists! Panelists will be talking about topics that cover a whole range of transgender, genderqueer, non binary, gender expansive identities--pronouns, bathrooms, liberation and more! Come engage with wonderful folks! All are welcome! Invite allies and friends! 
When: December 3rd, 2015 @ 6PM
Where: GenEq

Transgender Awareness Week 2014

Transgender Awareness Week is designed to support UC Berkeley's community to learn more about transgender identities and issues affecting transgender communities. People who have some exposure to, and understanding of, transgender issues are encouraged to attend some of the week's events, but those of you who don’t have much are especially invited to come!

Information about TAW 2014 will unfold later in the semester - keep your eye on this page for updates! Want to help? Email Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu.

Transgender Awareness Week 2013

Transgender Awareness Week is designed to support UC Berkeley's community to learn more about transgender identities and issues affecting transgender communities. People who have some exposure to, and understanding of, transgender issues are encouraged to attend some of the below events, but those of you who don’t have much are especially invited to come!  There is no prerequisite knowledge needed to attend any of these events!

**UPDATE: The Transgender Day of Remembrance has been rescheduled to Wednesday, December 4th from 12-4pm on Upper Sproul Plaza. Please stop by to help commermorate the lives lost due to anti-transgender violence. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Andrew at masterpiece2992@berkeley.edu.

 To add or edit an event contact Adelyn at adelynauza@berkeley.edu!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Trans*Action

4-5:30pm

QARC (A-15 Hearst Annex)

Trans*Action is a student-run, collaborative organization that works to increase equity, inclusion, and awareness of transgender and gender non-conforming identified students on campus and in the community. 

Contact trans.actionberkeley@gmail.com with questions!

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 ENVISION: White Anti-Racist Network at GenEq

Transgender Awareness Week Edition!

Monday, November 18th, 2013

6:30-8pm

Gender Equity Resource Center (202 Chavez)

 For Transgender Awareness Week, ENVISION will be focusing our discussion on how white students, faculty and staff can be stronger allies to transgender people of color, including talking about allyship as a practice not an identity.  There are challenges and forms of discrimination that transgender people of color experience, which white transgender people do not.  We'll be using several articles as launching points to talk about how cisgender and transgender white people can be stronger allies and anti-racists in support of transgender people of color.  Everyone welcome!

→ What is ENVISION: The White Anti-Racist Network @ GenEq?

ENVISION is a discussion space designed to equip white* students, faculty and staff with the tools to analyze white privilege and to challenge racism within and beyond our campus' women's and queer communities. ENVISION supports the development of anti-racist practices and can serve as a supplement to social justice work in other spaces on campus. We welcome participants who are already actively involved in such spaces, as well as folks who are new to social justice work and interested in these conversations

*ENVISION focuses on white students, faculty and staff for three reasons: 1) it shifts the burden off of people of color to educate white people about racism and oppression; 2) white people can play an important role in supporting each other to challenge racism; and 3) it creates an atmosphere that allows white people to share more openly and honestly about race, creating more opportunities for growth and learning.

Questions or concerns? Feel free to contact the ENVISION facilitators: 

Marisa: mboyce@berkeley.edu

Casey: caseyenglish@berkeley.edu

Travis: tdunlop@berkeley.edu

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

QSA: Trans* 101 Workshop

7:30-9pm

234 Dwinelle

 Interested in learning more about transgender identities and related issues? Join QSA and GenEq in our collaborative workshop where we'll talk about the spectrum of gender identities that fall under the transgender umbrella and concepts such as gender, gender identity, and sex. We'll also talk about the ways that transgender people experience discrimination and transphobia, as well as about tips on how to be a respectful and informed ally!

 Questions? Contact qsaberkeley@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

 Transgender Day of Remembrance

1:30-4pm

Upper Sproul Plaza

To commemorate a week of events to increase awareness of transphobia, and violence against members of transgender and gender non-conforming communities, we will end Transgender Awareness Week with UC Berkeley’s Transgender Day of Remembrance.

First started in 1998, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) raises awareness and gives visibility to the violence that transgender and gender-nonconforming communities endure and those who lost their lives as a result of such discrimination. Join us out on Sproul Plaza to remember those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence and to recognize those who continue to shape the work that the transgender community does to raise awareness and increase equality.

Sponsored by the Gender Equity Resource Center

To volunteer contact Andrew at masterpiece2992@berkeley.edu

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Art Gallery

10am-4pm

Multicultural Community Center (MCC)/Hearst Field Annex D-37

To commemorate those that have fallen victims of trans phobic and hate related crimes GenEq has collaborated with the MCC to devote a space for art that was inspired by transgender love and related in some form to gender identity.

Alongside, GenEq would also like to invite everyone to bring in fresh flowers to honor those who have died this year due to hate crimes. Bring flowers in some sort of container or vase to the MCC on November 20th. We will also have art supplies to make your own flowers!

WHY DO WE HAVE T.D.O.R?

Transgender Day of Remembrance brings light to the deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice that are often ignored in the media. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. Since this trend shows no sign of abating, we want to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people and publicly mourn and honor the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten.

A collaboration between the Gender Equity Resource Center and the Multicultural Community Center.

Contact cindyborunda@yahoo.com with questions!

Thursday, November 21, 2013 

UNITY House: Movie Night and Trans* Panel

7-10pm

Unit 3 All Purpose Room, 2400 Durant Ave between Telegraph and Dana

Join the Unity Theme House in their screening of  “Ma vie en rose,” and Trans* panel. There will be free food and drinks, so please stop by!

ADA accessible

Contact ryan.to@berkeley.edu

Friday, November 22, 2013

Transgender Awareness Week Closing Event!

Transgender Law Center: Kris Hayashi

5:30-7pm

Multicultural Community Center (MCC)/Hearst Field Annex D-37

To conclude Transgender Awareness Week, the Transgender Awareness Week Planning Committee is proud to present Transgender Law Center’s Kris Hayashi.  Kris has been active in social, racial and economic justice organizing for over 20 years.  For the last ten years Kris served as the Executive Director/Co-Director of the Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color organizing center based in New York City.  Previously he served as a Trainer/Organizer at Western States Center in Portland, Oregon and as Executive Director of Youth United for Community Action a youth organizing group in California, led by young people of color organizing for social and environmental justice. Come by the MCC to celebrate transgender love through community and art.

Transgender Awareness Week 2012

TRANSGENDER AWARENESS WEEK (November 12-16th, 2012)
Joe Biden recently called transgender discrimination is the “civil right’s issue of our time” - while you may or may not agree with this statement, you may be realizing that you don’t know a whole lot about transgender discrimination and transgender identities.  People who have some exposure to, and understanding of, transgender issues are encouraged to attend some of the below events, but those of you who don’t have much are especially invited to come!  There is no prerequisite knowledge needed to attend any of these events!

Questions?  Contact Travis at tdunlop@berkeley.edu or benjidelgadillo@berkeley.edu!

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Bathroom Posters:

These posters are up around campus - if you want to help us post email mboyce@berkeley.edu.  Full versions of the posters can be downloaded below!

Excuse me miss - TAW Bathroom 2013      Excuse me sir - TAW Bathroom 2013

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CHANGE YOUR PROFILE PICTURE!

Show your solidarity and allyship with the transgender community by changing your profile picture to the "Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance" thumbnail!  Right click on the image, save it to your computer, and upload it as your Facebook profile picture!

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

Tuesday, November 13th

The Prison Industrial Complex/CeCe McDonald Letter Writing
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
7:30-9pm
223 Dwinelle

We will be talking about the prison-industrial complex, what it is, and how it specifically relates to trans* issues.  We will also be writing letters to CeCe McDonald in support of her during unjust incarceration.

Questions?  Contact qsa.berkeley@gmail.com

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Thursday, November 15th

Transgender 101 Workshop - Allies encouraged to attend!
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
5-7pm
Oscar Wilde House
2410 Warring St

Interested in learning more about transgender identities and related issues? This workshop is designed as an introduction to transgender issues and allyship, but is also rich enough for those who have a basic understanding to also take their allyship to the next level!

The workshop offers a great opportunity to begin a conversation about what it means to identify as transgender, and how to support transgender individuals.  We'll talk about the spectrum of gender identities that fall under the transgender umbrella and concepts such as gender, gender identity, and sex.  We'll also talk about the ways that transgender people experience discrimination and transphobia, as well as about tips on how to be a respectful and informed ally.  People of all levels of experience and knowledge welcome! Bring a friend!

Sponsored by the Gender Equity Resource Center and the Oscar Wilde House
Questions?  Contact Marisa at mboyce@berkeley.edu.
For disability-related accommodations see http://access.berkeley.edu.

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Screening and Discussion
“Beautiful Boxer”

Thursday, November 15th
7-10pm
Gender Equity Resource Center (202 Cesar Chavez)

In light of Transgender Awareness Week, queer & ally sorority Gamma Rho Lambda, LGBT fraternity Sigma Epsilon Omega and the Gender Equity Resource Center invites you to a free screening of the film, Beautiful Boxer.

Based on the real life story of Parinya Charoenphol, a Muaythai boxer. The movie chronicles her life from a young boy who likes to wear lipstick and wear flowers to her sensational career as kickboxer whose specialty is ancient Muaythai boxing moves which she can execute expertly with grace a
nd finally her confrontation with her own sexual identity which led to her sex change operation.

During the brief post-film discussion, we will examine her unique experience and the ways that society try to other transgender identities.

Baked treats will be sold by GRL and popcorn will be sold by SEO

All proceeds from bake sale & popcorn sale go to GRL's chapter philanthropy: the Pacific Center, the oldest LGBTQ community center in the Bay Area. They provide sliding scale counseling for LGBT Folks, Transgender support groups and much needed community events.

Gamma Rho Lambda, Sigma Epsilon Omega and The Pacific Center.


Friday, November 16th

Transgender Day of Remembrance
11am-2pm
Upper Sproul Plaza

To commemorate a week of events to increase awareness of transphobia, and violence against members of transgender and gender-nonconforming communities, we will end Transgender Awareness Week with UC Berkeley’s Transgender Day of Remembrance.

First started in 1998, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) raises awareness and gives visibility to the violence that transgender and gender-nonconforming communities endure and those who lost their lives as a result of such discrimination. Join us out on Sproul Plaza to remember those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence and to recognize those who continue to shape the work that the transgender community does to raise awareness and increase equality.

Sponsored by the Gender Equity Resource Center

 

There are also going to be several local community-based events for the Transgender Day of Remembrance and transgender visibility. These are the ones we know about:

11/19/12 - The Million Trans March for Inclusion and Tolerance

11/20/12 - San Francisco Transgender Day of Rembrance