The founder and Executive Director of the nation’s leading transgender youth service organization will present two workshops on affirming and supporting transgender children and youth in Newport on Wednesday, November 13th.
Jenn Burleton, founder and Executive Director of TransActive Education & Advocacy (http://www.transactiveonline.org), believes the evidence is clear that societal intolerance of diverse gender expression is a primary factor in all forms of bullying.
As the national conversation on bullying grows in the wake of numerous tragedies like the suicide of a student in Florida and the death of La Grande, Oregon teen Jadin Bell earlier this year, it becomes ever more urgent for communities to find better ways to support the kids that need help.
A respected educator and advocate, Jenn Burleton has spoken internationally on gender identity and gender expression at the request of the U.S. State Department. Her plain-spoken and often humorous approach to discussing the complexities and alleged controversies associated with gender identity and gender expression have informed, enlightened and entertained thousands over the years.
She will be presenting two workshops on Wednesday, November 13th in Newport- the first of which will have information of particular interest to healthcare and academic/education professionals (as well as interested community members) at 3:30-5:00 PM at 255 SW Coast Hwy in the 2nd Floor Conference Room
The second early evening presentation will be slightly more generalized and will be at the monthly Oregon Central Coast PFLAG group meeting: 6:00 – 7:30 PM at St. Stephen’s Church, SW 9th & Hurbert (Newport)
TransActive, a non-profit based in Portland, Oregon, is the leading national providing a holistic range of services to transgender and gender nonconforming children, youth and their families. They provide counseling, professional education and advocacy services to more than 200 families in the Portland-metro area alone, and many more throughout Oregon and nationally.