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Transgender Awareness Month: Trans Wellness, Equity and Health

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Commonwealth Club
Location Details:
Online via livestream

Transgender Awareness Month: Trans Wellness, Equity and Health

Wed, Nov 18 / 5:00 pm PST



In honor of Transgender Awareness Month, join a dynamic post-election discussion with trans leaders and advocates on the fight for trans rights. The event also includes an important discussion on trans health equity and wellness in the time of COVID and beyond.

Trans and gender nonconforming communities—especially trans communities of color—continue to be disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with increased needs for inclusive and community-led services and solutions.

Kicking off with remarks by San Francisco Mayor London Breed, our host and panelists include Akira Jackson, Aria Sa’id, Nicole Santamaria, Clair Farley, Maceo Persson, Michelle Meow,
and more.

Get information and learn how to support essential community services, including housing, mutual aid programs, employment, and more. Learn how people can improve trans health care, testing and mental health services in a time of COVID. Learn strategies to address the increased anti-trans violence and systemic racism in our communities. Find out how allies can get involved and support trans rights.

Come learn how you can take action and get involved during Trans Month and beyond.


Remarks by London Breed, Mayor, City and County of San Francisco

Sasha Buchert, Senior Attorney, Lambda Legal

Nicky Calma (Tita Aida), Social Activist; Co-Creator "Tita Aida," Filipino Task Force on AIDS

Clair Farley, Director, Office of Transgender Initiatives; Senior Advisor, San Francisco Mayor

Akira Jackson, Executive Director, TAJA Coalition; Member, Officer of Transgender Initiatives, Trans Advisory Committee

Maceo Perrson, Director of Communications and External Affairs, Office of Transgender Initiatives; Board Member, San Francisco LGBT Center; Member, Grant Making Panel, International Trans Fund

Jenna Rapues, MPH , Program Director of Gender Health SF, San Francisco Department
of Public Health

Anjali Rimi, Co-Founder and President, Parivar Bay Area; Board Member, The LGBT Asylum Project, East Bay Stonewall Democrats, and San Francisco Pride; Member, The Trans Advisory Committee, Office of Transgender Initiatives

Aria Sa'id, Executive Director, Transgender District; Founder, Kween Culture Initiative

Nicole Santamaria, Executive Director, El/La Para TransLatinas; Fo-Founder, Collective Alejandria SV

Shannon, Trans Activist; Community Builder; Entrepreneur
Image - Amy Whelan

Amy Whelan Senior Staff Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights


Michelle Meow, Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" on KBCW/KPIX and TuneIn; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors

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