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Beyond Inclusion: Respecting and Welcoming Trans People
October 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This session will focus on efforts to include and welcome members of the trans community in the social fabric of Ottawa: what is being done at this time, what resources front-line workers need and how we, collectively, can improve these efforts in order to create a more inclusive environment. As part of the event, we have invited a number of individuals who work directly or indirectly with members of the trans community in the area. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the trans community in Ottawa with front-line workers and champions from our community.
Fae Johnstone (they/she) is a queer non-binary trans-feminine young person with a passion for social policy, mental health and anti-oppression. They are a fourth-year Bachelor of Social Work student at Carleton University, a member of the Strategic Advisory Council of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, a Core Team Member of Trans Health Information Ottawa, and an experienced young consultant, facilitator and community organizer.
Imogen Reid is a photographer and musician based in Ottawa. Further to her artistic pursuits, she is an active advocate. She holds extensive knowledge and is experienced in peer support with regard to harm reduction and trans individuals who use drugs and/or do sex work.
RJ is Saulteaux–Cree, originally from Regina, Saskatchewan and is currently living on Algonquin Territory. They are a Two Spirit, Non-Binary and Queer multimedia artist and educator in Gender and Sexuality. RJ has been working in sexual health the past year with The Native Youth Sexual Health Network and formerly, Planned Parenthood Ottawa. RJ currently serves as the Vice President of Kind Space and is a member of the Kanawayhitowin youth committee at the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, where they advocates on Two Spirit issues regarding youth.
Originally from Halifax, Rose Clancey is an M.A. History Student at the University of Ottawa. She is currently focusing her studies on the collective memory of transgender experiences in the late Weimar Republic and Nazi period.