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Understanding Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Identities
March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmSee link for cost information
This two-part workshop, presented in sign language, is designed for Deaf and signing communities, educators, students, social workers, sign language interpreters, and anyone else interested in learning.
The first part of this workshop will focus on understanding transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) identities, language use, and will include a panel discussion with TGNC identified panelists. The second half of the workshop is open to interpreters and interpreting students and will focus on interpreting for TGNC consumers.
CEU’s available for RID Certified Interpreters, Social Workers, and Teachers.
Cost for participants wanting CEU’s = $70 (includes box lunch) Cost for Deaf community = Sliding scale/pay what you can: $10 - $30 (includes box lunch) Cost for Students = Sliding scale/pay what you can: $15 - $50 (includes box lunch)
Register and request accommodations: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZL1z1MVwp2Bt2n2fjwqQ29Fs0KWxp2D_eZ7uhwskbZs
This workshop is made possible with support from the ASL Club of Saint Paul College and the University of Minnesota's Disability Resource Center and Dept. of Social Work.
Alex Jackson Nelson, LGSW, NIC, identifies as Transgender and has eighteen years of experience working in and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI) community. He has provided consulting and training to thousands of service providers and ASL interpreters around the country. Alex graduated from Gallaudet’s Master of Social Work program, and has been a certified interpreter for ten years.
Josi Krueger is a Deaf interpreter and a transgender woman who lives in Seattle, Washington. She has been interpreting since she was in elementary school for fellow classmates and in more formal settings such as doctor’s offices as an adult. Josie was adopted and now lives with her biological family.
Panel Members: TJay Middlebrook, Hunta Williams, Lucian Blanks, Jose Krueger.