Free Webinar: Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries, Feb 27

Free Webinar: Trans and Gender Non-conforming Inclusion in Libraries, Feb 27

Krista McCracken, Algoma University
Thursday, February 27th, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Central Time

This session will provide an overview of a diverse range of gender identities and experiences and best practices for working with transgender colleagues, students, and patrons. Through the sharing of examples, this session will challenge participants to create trans affirming spaces while critically examining library policies, languages, and practices.

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UW Transgender and Gender Non-Binary (TGNB) Community Conversation, Oct 22

UW Transgender and Gender Non-Binary (TGNB) Community Conversation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lifelong
1016 East Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122

UW Medicine’s Health Equity department and the UW TGNB Health Program are hosting a community conversation on Tuesday October 22nd from 6pm to 8pm. This is an opportunity for the TGNB community and their caregivers to tell UW Medicine about their experiences with the UW health system as TGNB identified folks and/or their caregivers. What worked well, what can be improved upon, and what their ideal experience is when accessing healthcare are some of the discussion points. This is also an opportunity to share with UW Medicine, why one may avoid the UW system and or the reputation that it has, or lack thereof, with the TGNB community. The Health Equity department has created a Health Equity Blueprint to inform our pathway to health equity as a system, and as a part of that blueprint, the feedback given in these community conversations is reported back and incorporated into the decisions made by UW Medicine. Because of that, the UW TGNB Health Program would love to get the word out as much as possible, so that folks can attend and share their thoughts or stories (positive or negative), as this a unique opportunity to directly impact the TGNB Health Program and TGNB healthcare at UW Medicine.

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Event: 2019 Lavender Graduation, June 11

2019 Lavender Graduation – Hosted by Aleksa Manila

Deadline: Graduates must register by June 5

Tuesday, June 11th
6:00 – 8:30 PM
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House

Keynote Speaker: Poet & Educator J Mase III.

J Mase III is based in Seattle by way of Philly. He is the author of If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell my Kidney I was the Fiercest Poet Around, as well as And Then I Got Fired: One Transqueer’s Reflections on Grief, Unemployment, and Inappropriate Jokes about Death.” As an educator, J Mase has worked with thousands of community members in the US, the UK, and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA+ youth and adults in spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities, and restricted care facilities among others. Check him out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and at https://jmaseiii.com/

The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How:

Who: Lavender Graduation is open to any student eligible, at any level (undergraduate or graduate/professional) for graduation in the 2018-2019 (including fall 2019) academic year. Guests do not have to be graduating or be of a certain sexual or gender orientation/identity/expression to participate or attend this year-end celebration. Everyone is welcome!!! Continue reading

Funding: ALA Diversity Research Grant Program, Apr 15

ALA Diversity Research Grant Program

Deadline: Proposals due by April 15, 2019 at midnight, PDT.

The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services seeks proposals for the Diversity Research Grant program. Applications may address any diversity-related topic which addresses critical gaps in the knowledge of diversity, equity and outreach issues within library and information science. Proposals are due by midnight Pacific time on April 15, 2019. Continue reading

Events: Q-Tech Fashion Show Model Casting Call 8/14/18

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MODEL CASTING CALL FOR Q-TECH FASHION SHOW

We are looking for LGBTQ students, staff and faculty who would like to share their stories and participate as a model. Casting is on August 14 & 15 from 10-3pm @ the Q Center (HUB 315). Drop-ins and scheduled appointments welcome. All levels of experience invited. For scheduling or questions, contact Jaimée Marsh at jaimeem@uw.edu or 206-897-1430.  

ABOUT Q TECH / SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00-8:30 PM @ Henry Art Gallery
In concert with National Coming Out Day, the Q-TECH fashion show tells the stories of the LGBTQ community at UW through the use of wearable technology. This event is a celebration of identity and one’s journey to full self-expression. The Henry is proud to host this event organized by the University of Washington Q Center and EFFICIO.