UPEI’s second “Difficult Dialogues” student conference series event on transgender topics takes place on Friday, October 25, 5:30–7:00 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre A.
The event features a transgender 101 presentation to introduce people to the idea of transgender, and what it means to be a transgendered individual. There will also be a presentation from the PEI Human Rights Commission; a presentation from an openly transgendered speaker from Nova Scotia; and keeping with the tradition of the previous event, a transgender panel of UPEI students. There will be opportunities for questions and dialogue throughout the event.
“Discussing the transgender community is not an easy thing to do as it can be a very complex and confusing topic, but it is one that is worth understanding,” said UPEI student and event organizer Jay Jonah. “I believe that it is important to discuss these issues because there are transgender people on the Island, and it is important for the general public, educators, counsellors, politicians, and family to understand how to respectfully work with people who identify as transgender.”
The evening aims to build awareness and education about transgender experiences generally, and on PEI specifically. The event is organized by Jonah and sponsored by UPEI’s Webster Academic Services, AIDS PEI, and the UPEI Student Union.
For more information, contact Jay Jonah at email@example.com