TransForming Inclusion: Launch + Panel Event
Alongside other community partners, CultureWorks is proud to be a sposnsor of TransForming Inclusion, a launch and panel with Leeway Foundation, who has developed a guide and resource for peer organizations, funders, and cultural organizers that provides tools for inclusion and affirmation of trans and gender nonconforming people. The launch event will include a moderated panel discussion featuring leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to gender self-determination and trans inclusion.
Alison is a licensed psychotherapist and culture change consultant originally from North Carolina. From 2007-2018, Alison was the executive director of Therapy Center of Philadelphia that provides affordable therapy to low-income women and trans communities. As a historically white feminist organization, Alison laid the framework for the agency to strive for trans and racial equity and they continue on this journey today.
Celena is originally from North Carolina, and has resided in Philadelphia for approximately nine years. Providing support, education, and building sisterhood throughout the community is a passion of hers and she is devoted to making a difference in her community. She is the current Director of Programs at the William Way LGBT Community Center.
Gabriel is a black, queer, trans, ‘momma’s boy’ living and loving in New York. Prior to making his way to the Eastern Time Zone, he worked in Seattle, WA with the Northwest Network of bisexual, trans, lesbian & gay survivors of abuse helping to create their youth programming. He is the co-founder of the Trans Justice Funding Project, based in NYC.
Heath Fogg Davis
Heath is a professor of political science who teaches courses on anti-discrimination law, democratic political theory, and the politics of race, gender, and sexuality. As a community organizer and activist, he collaborates with and advocates for marginalized communities including transgender and gender nonconforming people, women, people of color, LGBQ people, and low-income people.
The panel will be moderated by:
V Varun Chaudhry
V is a brown trans boi originally from outside Baltimore, MD. He is an Anthropology PhD. Candidate at Northwestern University and a predoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon, as well as Leeway Foundation's Scholar-in Residence. His academic work builds on years of advocacy work with queer and trans communities of color across the US. He lives in Eugene, OR with his family.
TransForming Inclusion Launch & Panel Discussion
Thursday, November 8 | 3:00 - 5:00pm
The Skyline Room at the Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine Street)
Community Partners + Sponsors Include: CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Office of LGBT Affairs, Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia, and William Way LGBT Community Center