An online gathering of professionals from a range of disciplines committed to the affirming care and support of transgender youth and their families.
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Friday, July 15 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Peer Support and Mutual Aid Models for Trans Wellbeing LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

In this workshop, we will discuss the work The Trans Advocacy and Care Team (TACT) is doing to build a Peer Counseling model for trans wellness. Peer Counseling is effective because it is led by trans and gender diverse individuals helping other trans and gender diverse individuals thrive. After introducing our Peer Counseling model, we will learn about the ways marginalized communities have historically organized around collective needs. We will present three key elements of mutual aid and learn a few examples of collective action, such as the Survival Programs established by the Black Panther Party. Finally, we will present the impact of our Peer Counseling model to date. We believe that by implementing a trans-led peer support system, trans and nonbinary folks will have access to the mentorship, understanding, and resources they need to thrive and achieve a sense of gender congruence.

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AJ Schaerer

Founder/Director, Trans Advocacy and Care Team
AJ Schaerer (they/them) is a trans-masculine, non-binary advocate, educator, speaker, and community organizer. They founded the Trans Advocacy & Care Team in 2021 because of their commitment to fostering a world where trans individuals can thrive and feel a sense of belonging. Using... Read More →
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Juju Martinez (they/them)

Training Coordinator, Trans Advocacy and Care Team
Juju Martinez (they/them) is a trans and nonbinary educator and instructional designer. They envision a world where trans and nonbinary individuals thrive in their daily lives and in the workplace. Juju is passionate about social justice, disability justice, and helping businesses... Read More →

Friday July 15, 2022 9:45am - 11:00am PDT