Calendar of programs & events
COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Transgender District’s Community Advisory Council (CAC) are official Ambassadors of the world’s first Transgender Cultural District. The CAC's creation was to implement community leadership and vision on broader neighborhood enrichment efforts such as placemaking, cultural events and more.
The CAC is comprised of trans and non-binary community members, stakeholders, and service providers. Council members help the Transgender District by providing outreach assistance to community members regarding programming, overseeing and participating in projects, and special events.
It is with the help of the Council that we will get important and impactful work done.
The CAC meets on the fourth Monday of every month.
Community Advisory Council Members:
VISUAL STORYTELLING PROJECT
The Transgender District is excited to exhibit our Visual Storytelling Project! We firmly believe in acknowledging the rich history, resilience, and culture of transgender people in the western world- a culture that birthed and cultivated the gay liberation movement to what it is today. Our hopes are that this project highlights the lives, stories, experiences, and voices of transgender people- from transgender youth to transgender elders, in a way that is humane and celebratory.
Visual storytelling projects have existed in the past for transgender people, though the focus was primarily from a "cisgender gaze”- e.g., highlighting medical transition or HIV/AIDS. This project is being led, directed and facilitated by transgender people themselves with the hope of showcasing the expansive lives transgender people lead in the world, from all walks of life.
Our Visual Storytelling Project will feature the stories of 25 transgender people, via singular and panel interviews. These stories will be highlighted through visual media on social media, the internet, and through exhibitions.
Due to COVID-19, we have had to postpone future recordings. Before the Shelter-in-Place order, we hosted a 2 day gathering. Day 1 participants went through a day-long Storytelling Workshop, preparing them for recording their stories for camera, facilitated by long standing community stakeholder Breonna Mccree. Day 2, we filmed the stories of 9 beautifully unique trans people: they got the full experience, catered meals, MUAs, and community building between sessions.
Watch the full videos on our YouTube channel!
EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Due to COVID-19, we currently have no empowerment workshops planned until further notice. If you would like to be notified when we begin having empowerment workshops again, please sign up for our Newsletter.
The Transgender District will hold our next Town Hall as an online event on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020, from 3-5pm PST. Please sign up for our Newsletter to stay updated!