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Transcending Gender: Working with Intersectional, Transgender, and LGBI Populations

Start: May 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am

End: May 21, 2019 @ 11:30 am

Location: Online


Course Overview: The lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, transgender (LGBTI) and gender nonconforming (GNC) demographic is represented in every age, ethnicity, and ability level. These populations are marginalized due to political, religious, familial, and societal persecution and neglect. Due to this marginalization, LGBTI and GNC people many times lack access to basic needs, jobs, and support which leads to homelessness, survival sex work, and mental health issues. In this online session, you will learn how to address issues and advocate for and with this population through individual, societal, clinical, and policy shifts that can be applied to real life.

Presenter: Orion Block, LSW - pronouns ze, hir, hirs, has been participating in LGBTQIA activism for over 12 years. Hir activism includes organizing pride celebrations, volunteering at the Los Angeles LGBT Center in the Law Department and as a meeting facilitator, working with LGBTQ homeless youth, and organizing and participating in panels. Ze is currently a team lead for TransLifeline crisis support. Orion attended CSU Northridge, receiving hir Bachelor's in Gender and Women's Studies, with a minor in queer studies. Orion graduated in 2017 with hir Master's in Social Work and is published in Affilia scholarly journal. Currently, Orion is a Licensed Social Worker, working towards hir clinical license (CSWI) at Nevada Behavioral Solutions in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

For more information, questions, or grievances, please contact Kelly Flugum at or 707-992-0834.

Produced by the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) with funding from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Victim Services Branch with funding made possible through the United States Department of Justice, Victims of Crime Act, 2015-VA-GX-0058.

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