The Pastoral Care Team and our minister, Eric Severson, has been contacted by a UU who recently moved to the south side of Saginaw. She would like to attend services, but has no transportation. If you are able to provide a ride occasionally, or have an idea how she could connect with someone using public transport or another resource, please contact a member of the Pastoral Care Team (Gisela Bailey is the October contact) or our minister, Eric Severson.
June 29, 10:30am – 4:15pm
Birmingham Unitarian Church
38651 Woodward, Bloomfield Hills, MI
EXCITING SPEAKERS: Rep. Christine Grieg, House Minority Leader; Emily Clancy, Organizer, Planned Parenthood of Michigan; Jay Kaplan, Staff Attorney, MI ACLU LGBT Project; Dani Woods, Detroit Policy Department LGBT Liaison; Emme Zanotti, Stand with Trans Board Member, Judy Lewis, Training & Education Coordinator, SAGE.
PANEL: Threats & opportunities for women & LGBTQ people
WORKSHOPS: Policy updates affecting women & LGBTQ people
WORKSHOPS: How to be an ally for women & LGBTQ people
Registration: $30 (scholarships available); free child care
This conference is being planned and supported by over 15 women’s and LGBTQ empowering organizations including: the Birmingham Unitarian Church; Planned Parenthood of Michigan; the American Association of University Women; United Church of Christ – Michigan Conference; Fem’s
for Dems/Fems for Change; Equality Michigan; Stand with Trans; Song and Spirit Institute for Peace; Inclusive Justice; SAGE Metro Detroit; Metropolitan Church of Detroit; UU Fellowship of Central Michigan; Gray Panthers of Metro Detroit; Northwest UU Church; and the Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network.
Thank you very much to everyone who attended the program “Beyond Binary: A Conversation About Gender” last Friday, May 17. We had somewhere between 30 and 40 people attend this successful event. We hope everyone was able to take away a better understanding of what it means to be Transgender and what the Transgender experience is like. Special thank you to Amy McDonald from Family & Children’s Services for leading the conversation and moderating our panel discussion, and to the three panelists for their willingness to be vulnerable by answering audience questions and talking about their experiences as members of the Transgender community. Finally, many thanks to Rev. Connie and Amy Rogers for their leadership in making this program possible, to Denise Reiling for providing supporting resources (see below), and to everyone who brought snacks for intermission. If you were unable to attend the program, please see the links below for resources used during the program as well as extra educational materials.
From The Living Our Values Everyday (L.O.V.E.) Team
Resources & Educational Materials
I’ve Lived as a Man and a Woman
How to Talk to Transgender People
National Park Service LGBTQ Heritage Study
Genderbread Person: A teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces
National LGBT Health Education Center: Glossary of LGBT Terms for Health Care Teams
Unitarian Universalist Association’s “Transgender 101: Identity, Inclusion, and Resources”
Pronoun labels are provided underneath the name tags. You place them inside your badge holder towards the bottom.