Transgender in America
What are the lived experiences of Black trans womxn in America?
Join UN Women USA NY on Thursday, December 10 for the third installment of our special virtual series to explore what it means to be Black trans womxn in America.
In recognition of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, we will engage in a dialogue about the lived experiences of Black Womxn, with a specific focus on Black Transgender Womxn. In societies that center the lives of white, heterosexual males – other social identities and lived experiences are relegated to the margins. Every claimed identity carries a vulnerability for lessened humanity and, in turn, greater exposure to violence and inequalities. We seek to create a space for this critical discussion that recognizes the factors that connect womxn of all identities as well as those that contribute to the continued use of gender-based violence.
For this intimate fireside conversation, we are thrilled to have the powerful voice, mind and heart of Aryah Lester, Deputy Director of the Transgender Strategy Center based in Washington DC to share their own experiences and explore these issues in depth. The conversation will be moderated by Meisha Williams Bertels, UN Women USA NY Marketing Chair.
This conversation will provide opportunities for self-reflection, tools for growth and actions that participants can take with them to dismantle injustice in personal lives, organizations, systems and the world.