Please join us in June for a very special guest speaker, Tammy Cravit, who will be speaking about her own experience and the topic of Anti-Transgender Violence. Tammy is set to release her memoir of growing up transgender, titled trans/formation: A life on both sides of the gender divide.
We encourage folks to come, ask questions, share your own experience, or simply listen in and learn about the issue and important resources.
ABOUT THE TALK:
For better or worse, members of the transgender community are statistically dramatically more likely to be victims of violence. According to the US Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), nearly 1 in 2 transgender women and men will be victims of violence at some point in their lives, and as many as 35% of LGBTQ couples experience Intimate Partner Violence.
As a survivor of both (attempted and completed) sexual assault and domestic violence, I know firsthand how easy it is for transgender people to be victimized -- and how hard it can be to find help. I'll talk about my own experiences, both with violence and with the systems intended to support its victims, and how individuals and community organizations can help stop the epidemic of anti-transgender violence
Tammy Cravit grew up in Toronto, Canada, and moved to the United States in 1992. A woman of many hats, she is a database professional, published photojournalist and author, and certificated paralegal. Her memoir of growing up transgender, titled trans/formation: A life on both sides of the gender divide, will be published in summer 2015. Tammy makes her home in San Luis Obispo, where she co-facilitates transgender support groups and is a speaker and activist for transgender acceptance, inclusivity and understanding.
June 2nd, 2015 from 6:30pm until 8:00pm
Community Cornerstone Room
705 South McClelland
(Adjacent to the Community Cornerstone Building and as part of the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum)
This event is free and open to the public.
We look forward to seeing you!