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Trans/forming Allyship: From Awareness to Action for Trans Inclusion
October 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm$75 – $125
* Is LGBTQ hosted
* Has LGBTQ content
* May be of interest to the LGBTQ community
Want to learn more about how to support transgender community members? Trans/forming Allyship is a unique opportunity to dive deep, zoom wide, and practice concrete ways to make a difference right now – while connecting with likeminded people who are working on the same issues.
In spite of increasing acceptance of transgender identities, trans community members still face intense stigma, violence and barriers to participation. Many service providers and community leaders have good intentions about trans inclusion and, with a deeper understanding and expanded toolbox, they can build on those intentions to create truly trans-inclusive practices and policies. This workshop is for anyone who is motivated to build their capacity to more effectively support trans people in their professional and community contexts. (Including trans folks – as trans people, we can work to improve our allyship to each other!)
For those who want to take the work even further, a Trans/forming Allyship Part 2 is scheduled for January 25, 2019. This first training is a prerequisite, so sign up now!
CEUs: This training has been approved for 6 CE credits for MSWs, MHCs, and MFTs by the NASW-WI
Info and registration at
About the trainer:
Davey Shlasko is an educator, author and consultant who has been working on transgender community issues since 2000. Davey’s recent and ongoing work includes consulting with numerous K-12 schools, colleges, and human service providers to improve trans inclusion; co-designing and leading a community-based study group focused on racial justice organizing in predominantly white, rural areas; co-designing and leading a community-based cross-class dialogue circle with ACT for Social Justice; and co-editing Readings for Diversity and Social Justice, 4th edition.
Davey teaches as a lecturer at UW Madison in Gender & Women’s Studies and at the Smith College School for Social Work, teaching critical theory and transgender studies to MSW students. Davey is the author of Trans Allyship Workbook: Building Skills to Support Trans People in Our Lives.
This training is offered with the generous support of the UW Credit Union.
Cost is a sliding scale $75-$100-$125