In honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), the Green Party of the United States National Women’s Caucus is hosting an educational webinar on Friday, November 20, at 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET (5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PT).
You must register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar and can submit questions for the Q&A at the end of the webinar.
Speakers are Veronika Fimbres, Avery Seal, and Cynthya BrianKate (see further below for speaker info).
Topics will include:
- Why TDOR is observed
- Discussion of the terms transgender, intersex, non-binary and gender-nonconforming
- The climate of discrimination, violence and murder directed against these groups as well as anyone perceived to fall outside of conventional gender stereotypes
- The intersectionality of this violence, such that Trans Women of Color (TWOC) are disproportionately targeted
- How this issue is a Green issue as well as a Feminist and a Women’s issue
- Discussion on what people can do to help address the issues raised by TDOR in general and in the Green Party and in the National Women’s Caucus
Veronika Fimbres is a Green Party member from California. She ran for the Green Party nomination for Governor of California in 2018. She is a Vietnam veteran who served as San Francisco Commissioner of Veterans' Affairs more than fourteen years under three mayoral administrations where she was the first transgender commissioner. She has also worked as a registered nurse. She is a long-time advocate for the rights of transgender people.
Avery Seal is a 19 year old trans woman from New Jersey and a member of the YES Caucus. She is also a member of her college’s LGBT+ Student Union where they work on outreach, education and representation within their school, and she has also been involved in Black Lives Matter protests. She joined the Green Party because she aligns strongly with the Green Party’s key values, and feels that it is the best party for social justice and equality, and that it represents and respects the LGBT community and other marginalized communities more than any other party.
Cynthya BrianKate is a transgender woman and intersex chimera (biologically between male and female, product of siblings merged in utero) who has been an educator, advocate and activist on gender and sexuality diversity for over 20 years. A Green for over a decade, she has served and continues to serve as a Vice-Chair of Green Party of Suffolk County (GPos) on Long Island (NY) and has helped them become a leading example when it comes to feminism and upholding gender diversity. She is also a member of the Green Party's National Women’s Caucus (NWC), Lavender LGBTQIA+ Caucus and forming Disability Caucus. Cynthya helped found the Long Island Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR) observance and has spoken both there and at about a thousand other panels, lectures, rallies, protests and other events. Most recently she has spoken at the United Nations-sponsored Women Included project and the 2020 Green Party ANM (Annual National Meeting).
- November 20, 2020 at 8:00pm – 10pm