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Every November, we celebrate Trans Visibility & Empowerment. This program series seeks to highlight trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people and address issues our community faces.



A Conversation with Andrea Jenkins

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
7 – 8 p.m. EST

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Andrea Jenkins is a writer, performance artist, poet, and transgender activist. She is the first African American openly trans woman to be elected to office in the United States. Jenkins moved to Minnesota to attend the University of Minnesota in 1979 and was eventually hired by the Hennepin County government, where she worked for a decade. Jenkins worked as a staff member on the Minneapolis City Council for 12 years before beginning work as curator of the Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota’s Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies.

She holds a Masters Degree in Community Development from Southern New Hampshire University, a MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University and a Bachelors Degrees in Human Services from Metropolitan State University. She is a nationally and internationally recognized writer and artist, a 2011 Bush Fellow to advance the work of transgender inclusion, and the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. In 2018 she completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard University.

Presented by the Louis J. Gambaccini Civic Engagement Series at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, The Princeton LGBT Center, and The Rutgers University Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities. Cosponsored by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) and CAWP’s NEW Leadership®National Network.

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SCREAM Theater and SJE Present: Trans Survivors & Allyship

Friday, November 13, 2020 

3 – 4PM EST

Zoom ID: 914 5000 5885

Passcode: TVE2020

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Join us for an interactive workshop about trans survivors of family violence and how to be an ally. Presented in partnership with SCREAM Theater and the Office for Violence Prevention & Victim Assistance (VPVA). 


Screening & Discussion of Disclosure (2020)

Tuesday November 17, 2020 


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Meeting ID: 931 4432 8620

Password: TVE2020

DISCLOSURE is an eye-opening documentary that looks at depictions of trans people in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. 

Trans Vigil for Trans Day of Remembrance 2020

Friday, November 20th

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. EST

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Meeting ID: 930 2064 0749

Password: transvigil

Join us for a virtual vigil to honor and remember those lost to anti-trans violence in 2020.

Hosted by Transmissions, Queer & Asian, and LLEGO.

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