Empowerment and education emerged as major themes from The National Transgender Advocacy Convening, hosted by the Arcus Foundation on November 12, 2013. The day-long event gathered more than 40 transgender activists and allies to discuss challenges faced by the U.S.-based trans community, including employment, healthcare access, economic security, recognition, equality, advocacy, and the community’s future.
“We have to educate people and we have to bring others into our struggle,” said Dee Dee Chamblee, executive director of LaGender, Inc., and convening participant. “We’re a small population of people and we intersect with other issues that other minorities and other disenfranchised people suffer.”
The video and report echo these issues and more while capturing major highlights and next steps for consideration from the convening.