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Being A Stronger Ally: Trans/GNC Affirming Symposium

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Name: Being A Stronger Ally: Trans/GNC Affirming Symposium
Date: February 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST
Registration: Register Now
Photo taken at Community Activation in 2019
Event Description:
Join us for for a day of learning at Chicago Waldorf School. Being A Stronger Ally: a Trans/GNC Affirming Symposium is hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce's Trans/GNC Affirming Task Force and facilitated by the Chicago Therapy Collective.

This day of learning is free to all Andersonville Chamber Members and $15 for non-members. It is open to everyone and will focus on Trans Inclusive Customer Service, as well as Civic Engagement and Allyship. Event facilitators include Jackie Boyd of The Care Plan, Bonsai Bermudez of Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP)Dr. S. Simmons of the University of Chicago, and Blue facilitating Trans 101. We are thrilled to welcome Alderman Andre Vasquez, 40th Ward Chicago, Stephanie Skora of Brave Space Alliance, n
ationally recognized composer, producer & arrangerAllie Stephens, community activist Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth and Caitlin Botsios of Helix Cafe, Paul Fehribach of Big Jones for the Civic Engagement portion of the day. 

Thank you to our sponsors: Chicago Waldorf School, Women & Children First Bookstore, Pet Food Experts, First Midwest Bank, State Representative Kelly Cassidy, and Dr. Kimberly Beith of Total Wellness Chiropractic Clinic
Event Media:
Chicago Waldorf School, 5200 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60640
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:00AM-3:00PM 

8:30-9AM : Check-In


9-10AM : Welcome and Keynote by Dr. Mika Tosca & About Face Theatre's Power in Pride performance


10:15-11:45AM : Session 1 (Choice of 1)

  • Trans 101
  • Trans-Inclusive Customer Service
  • Well Intentioned Organizations & Hostile Work Environments

12-12:45PM  LUNCH (Provided by Reza’s)


1-2:30PM : Session 2 (Choice of 1)

  • Civic Engagement Panel
  • Trans-Inclusive Customer Service
  • Well Intentioned Organizations & Hostile Work Environments

2:30-3PM : Closing 

Contact Information:
Free to Andersonville Chamber Members and $15 fee for Non-Members. Financial Aid is available. Please email Laura Austin at for more information. Attendees can register for morning and afternoon sessions if you cannot do the whole day. 
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