Cleveland Job Fair & be empowered! youth retreat & more!

Cleveland Volunteer Night
Friday, September 5, 2014 (this Friday!)
5pm
LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland
During the working group meeting:
Updates about the Cleveland Trans Job Fair (including logistics, attendee recruitment, business outreach and program design).
If you’ve always wanted to get involved in your local community, now is the time to do it!  Email Rashida (rashida@transohio.org) for more info!

Trans* Job Fair
October 24-26, 2014
Cleveland
More information coming soon!

be empowered!
Community Empowerment Retreat for Trans* & Gender Non-Conforming Youth (ages 5-17)
September 26-27, 2014
Columbus
Free to attend. Registration is open.
be empowered! is a Community Empowerment Retreat for Trans*/Gender Non-Conforming youth ages 5-17. The purpose of this historical opportunity is to educate and empower trans*/gender non-conforming youth to find and/or develop their best selves, as they grow into our leaders of tomorrow.
To achieve this, we will do the following:
  • Offer therapeutic avenues to build self-esteem and confidence, helping to develop empowered members of the community
  • Explore effective ways to cope with bullying and other challenging social situations
  • Create opportunities for youth to connect with other youth who have similar experiences
  • Facilitate a sense of community among transgender, gender non-conforming/queer, and questioning youth
Participants will engage in age appropriate workshops focused on self esteem, healthy relationships, personal narratives (telling your story), and community building. Both large and small group activities will be offered, and when deemed necessary, youth will be divided into separate groups based on the age ranges of 5-11 and 12-17.
Workshops and activities will be facilitated by community leaders and professionals.
This is an overnight retreat, for those who are able; and participants will be chaperoned by community volunteers, leaders, and professionals.
Both facilitator and volunteer bios will be provided prior to the beginning of the retreat.
There is no cost to attend this retreat.
Presented by TransOhio, Kaleidoscope Youth Center and First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus.

I AM TRANS filming

Interested in sharing YOUR story with us?  Let us know!

I AM TRANS is a series of personal narratives highlighting trans* residents and their allies throughout Ohio. This series will tie into our larger educational campaign for the Equal Housing and Employment Act (EHEA).  The Equal Housing and Employment Act adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the categories of people protected by Ohio’s laws prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations, as race, gender, religion, and other categories have long been protected.

(Left – Ashton sharing his story.  Right – videographer Amber DuPree)
We’ve started filming! Nervous? Not sure what to talk about? Not sure what to share?  No worries! We’ve got you covered!

 

I AM TRANS talent release (required prior to filming)

I AM TRANS prompts (topics to spark your story telling fire)

 

Filming dates include:

  • Saturday, September 6 in Dayton
  • Toledo, Cleveland, Cincinnati & other Ohio areas – To be announced!

If you are interested in participating in participating in our I AM TRANS project, please fill out our online information request form.

 

 

 

Operetta Burlesque – by Italy’s Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale

Operetta Burlesque – by Italy’s Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale

Wednesday, September 3- Friday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m.
NOTE: Nudity and adult themes. For mature audiences only.

Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Dr.

Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale, an Italian troupe led by Emma Dante, will make its debut in an English-speaking country with Operetta Burlesque, Dante’s movement-oriented play that tells the story of Pietro, a young man from a village near Naples who identifies as a woman. His passionate soul is trapped in an ill-fitting body and a provincial town that is not big enough for him. Pietro unhappily falls in love many, many times until, at the age of 40, he meets the love of his life. This requited love lasts two years, until one night he discovers the truth and has to make a hard choice. The play is a tale of gender identity and family relationships, depicting the struggles of the many Pietros of southern Italy and beyond.

Over the last 20 years, Italian stage director and deviser Emma Dante has undergone, through her work, a fluid exploration of her own identity that has blurred the boundaries between the national and the regional. Her productions have carved a niche for highly physical, devised new works that speak to the whole nation from a marginalized position. Dante’s artistic output includes larger social, political and economic issues related to gender, identity and disenfranchisement.

Ticket Information:
Tickets $20 general public; $18 Ohio State faculty, staff, Alumni Association members, senior citizens; $15 students. Tickets may be purchased at the Theatre Box Office, 1849 Cannon Dr. Call (614) 292-2295 or go to theatre.osu.edu.

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be empowered! Community Empowerment Retreat for Trans*/Gender Non-Conforming Youth

be empowered! Community Empowerment Retreat for Trans*/Gender Non-Conforming Youth

be empowered! is a Community Empowerment Retreat for Trans*/Gender Non-Conforming youth ages 5-17. The purpose of this historical opportunity is to educate and empower trans*/gender non-conforming youth to find and/or develop their best selves, as they grow into our leaders of tomorrow.

To achieve this, we will do the following:

  • Offer therapeutic avenues to build self-esteem and confidence, helping to develop empowered members of the community
  • Explore effective ways to cope with bullying and other challenging social situations
  • Create opportunities for youth to connect with other youth who have similar experiences
  • Facilitate a sense of community among transgender, gender non-conforming/queer, and questioning youth

Participants will engage in age appropriate workshops focused on self esteem, healthy relationships, personal narratives (telling your story), and community building. Both large and small group activities will be offered, and when deemed necessary, youth will be divided into separate groups based on the age ranges of 5-11 and 12-17. Workshops and activities will be facilitated by community leaders and professionals.

This is an overnight retreat, for those who are able; and participants will be chaperoned by community volunteers, leaders, and professionals. Both facilitator and volunteer bios will be provided prior to the beginning of the retreat.

be empowered! will be held in Columbus at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus

There is no cost to attend this retreat.
Registration is open!  (Registration IS REQUIRED!)
be empowered

We’ll see you in Athens tomorrow: Trans-friendly business canvas!

Join TransOhio and volunteers to canvas businesses in Athens.

Friday, August 22, 2014 (this Friday!)
9am – Ohio University LGBT Center
354 Baker Center, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701

Facebook event.

Join TransOhio and volunteers to canvas businesses in Athens.

What’s a canvas?

We’ll be walking in to small businesses and explaining the importance of a nondiscrimination law to protect against discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations because of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

That’s right – you can be fired from your job in Ohio just because you are trans!

We will be holding a training before the canvas to teach you everything you need to know, including information about our business owner safe zone training which we will be asking businesses to participate in.

Haven’t canvassed before? Don’t fret, we’ll teach you!
Email Rashida (rashida@transohio.org) for details!

Upcoming events around Ohio

I AM TRANS filming

 Interested in sharing YOUR story with us?  Let us know!

I AM TRANS is a series of personal narratives highlighting trans* residents and their allies throughout Ohio. This series will tie into our larger educational campaign for the Equal Housing and Employment Act (EHEA).  The Equal Housing and Employment Act adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the categories of people protected by Ohio’s laws prohibiting discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations, as race, gender, religion, and other categories have long been protected.

(Left – Ashton sharing his story.  Right – videographer Amber DuPree)

We’ve started filming! Nervous? Not sure what to talk about? Not sure what to share?  No worries! We’ve got you covered!

I AM TRANS talent release (required prior to filming)

I AM TRANS prompts (topics to spark your story telling fire)

Filming dates include:

  • Saturday, September 6 in Dayton
  • Toledo – TBA
  • Cleveland – TBA
  • Cincinnati – TBA
  • Other Ohio areas – TBA

If you are interested in participating in participating in our I AM TRANS project, please fill out our online information request form.

Improving Transgender Healthcare: A community discussion

Hosted by Columbus Public Health and TransOhio
Thursday, August 28, 6pm-8pm
Columbus Public Health Auditorium
240 Parsons Ave, Columbus
Free to attend. Refreshments provided.

 

Trans-Friendly Business Canvas -Athens

Friday, August 22, 2014 (this Friday!)
9am - Ohio University LGBT Center
354 Baker Center, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701

Join TransOhio and volunteers to canvas businesses in Athens.

What’s a canvas?
We’ll be walking in to small businesses and explaining the importance of a nondiscrimination law to protect against discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations because of sexual orientation and/or gender identity.


That’s right – you can be fired from your job in Ohio just because you are trans!

We will be holding a training before the canvas to teach you everything you need to know, including information about our business owner safe zone training which we will be asking businesses to participate in.

Haven’t canvassed before? Don’t fret, we’ll teach you!
Email Rashida (rashida@transohio.org) for details!

Toledo Pride

Saturday, August 23, 11am-midnight, Promenade Park, Water St, Toledo
Join TransOhio and Toledo Area Transgender Support (TATS) at Toledo Pride. Both groups will have booths with resources and swag. Volunteers are needed. Visit transohio.org for Toledo Pride volunteer sign-up info.

Coming soon to Cleveland…
Trans* Job Fair
October 24-26, 2014
More details coming soon.

Coming Soon to Ohio…
Community Empowerment Retreat for Trans* & Gender Non-Conforming Youth (ages 7-17)
September 26-27, 2014
More details coming soon.
Presented by TransOhio, Kaleidoscope Youth Center and First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus