Thursday, April 29
12:00-12:45 p.m. CST
Speakers: Jess Braverman, Andrea Jenkins, Erin Maye Quade
Moderated by: Cheryl Thomas, Executive Director of GRW
Addressing harmful gender norms is critical to ensuring all people are viewed as equals with rights to privacy, freedom, employment, education, health, safety and justice. Legal advocate Jess Braverman and advocacy director Erin Maye Quade from Gender Justice, and Andrea Jenkins, who made history as the first African American openly trans woman to be elected to office in the United States, are leading voices in LGBTQ liberation. Their stories of resilience and courage counter dehumanizing narratives that deny LGBTQ people their human rights. Their inclusive actions and barrier-breaking achievements will inspire you to ensure everyone lives in a community free from violence.