BodyImage4Justice is honored to be a part of Boston’s Trans Awareness Week series of activities and events. BI4J members are participating in the following TAW events:
November 13th – Southern Comfort at the Chelsea Public Library. MassEquality is sponsoring a screening of the award winning 2001 documentary Southern Comfort at the Chelsea Public Library on November 13th at 5:00 pm, with special guest speaker Damian Lima of Boston GLASS.
Southern Comfort presents the story of Robert Eads, a trans man who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear that taking on a trans patient would hurt their professional reputations. By the time Eads finally received treatment, the cancer was too advanced to be stopped.
November 16th – Race & Trans* Identity: Oppression and Privilege at the Intersections, Saturday 11/16, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
Location: MIT Room 4-163, http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=4 Accessible from Mass. Ave or Kendall/MIT Red Line T Stop.
The Boston area trans* community is very diverse in terms of characteristics like gender identity, sexuality, ability, class background, race and ethnicity. This workshop will provide an opportunity for trans* people and allies to participate in facilitated discussions. Groups will explore what it means to have privilege and experience oppression related to trans* identity and racial identity. This event is co-facilitated by Charel of TransCEND, Justice Roe Williams of BodyImage4Justice, and Reed Miller of Black and Pink.
November 21st – Conversations on Healthy Transition & Living: Food 4 Body & Soul. Join BodyImage4Justice on Thursday, November 21st from 6-8 pm at Club Cafe in Boston for an evening of good food and conversation on health and wellness for the trans community. This event is presented by BI4J in partnership with the Mass. Trans Political Coalition and TransCEND.
We hope to see you at these events! For more information about the many events taking place during Trans Awareness Week, visit the Mass. Trans Political Coalition’s TAW page. The page will be updated with new events as they are scheduled.