FREE Events at Gender Odyssey – Open to ALL
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Be Yourself and Change the World
4:50pm – 5:45pm
10:10am – 11:40am
Transgender Families: The State of the Art
4:10pm – 5:20pm
3:15pm – 4:30pm
GO OPENING PARTY
WIND DOWN PARTY
4:30pm – 7:00pm
Gender Odyssey Opening Party
7:00PM until we’re done! | The GARAGE – Echo Room (21+)
1130 Broadway Ave (next to Silver Cloud)
Welcome to Gender Odyssey! Our opening night party will provide conference attendees, as well as people from the local community, a chance to have fun and socialize. Grab a cocktail, start with an appetizer, and/or have dinner. You’ll meet new folks and, if you’ve attended in the past, have a chance to connect with old friends, too. We’ll have two private pool tables and lots of space to hang out. Don’t miss it!
Keynote | Cecilia Chung
4:50PM | WSCC
BE YOURSELF AND CHANGE THE WORLD
Cecilia Chung, San Francisco Health Commissioner, is a nationally recognized civil rights leader who advocates for HIV/AIDS awareness and care, LGBT equality, and social justice, and has dedicated herself to ending stigma, discrimination, and violence in all communities. An immigrant from Hong Kong, Cecilia has lived in San Francisco for over 20 years and has worked locally and internationally to advance equality and justice. As an Asian transgender woman living openly with HIV, she led the board of directors of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration; chaired the San Francisco Human Rights Commission; and designed the nation’s most ambitious publicly funded program addressing economic justice within the transgender community. She has served on San Francisco’s Transgender Discrimination Taskforce; as president of the SF Pride Board; on the board of the Asian Pacific Islander Wellness Center; as a founding producer of Trans March; as the first deputy director of the Transgender Law Center; and on California Attorney General Kamala Harris’s Civil Rights Enforcement Working Group. In late 2012, Cecilia was presented with the Levis Strauss & Co. Pioneer Award, among many recognitions and accolades she has received throughout the years.
Keynote | Dr. Michele Angello
10:10AM | WSCC
Dr. Michele Angello works with gender-variant youth as well as adults. She offers individual, couples, group, and family therapy, as well as corporate education and training on a variety of issues concerning sexuality and has presented internationally on her work with transgender, gender-variant, and gender-nonconforming youth. She facilitates several monthly support groups for transgender adults, youth, and parents and offers sessions to people around the world via webcam. Dr. Angello has appeared as a guest expert on Dr. Phil, Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show, ABC Primetime, Dr. Oz, and many other television shows and documentaries. She is also an adjunct professor in the graduate program of human sexuality at Widener University, and developed the first graduate course in the U.S. that focuses on clinical issues in transgender communities. Her private practice is in Pennsylvania.
Keynote | Jamison Green
4:50PM | WSCC
TRANSGENDER FAMILIES: THE STATE OF THE ART
Dr. Jamison Green is widely considered one of the best educators and policy advisors on transgender and transsexual issues. As a transsexual man, he has shared his own experience and expertise through numerous speaking engagements, publications, and media appearances. He is president-elect of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), and is a founding director of the Transgender Law and Policy Institute. He has also served on the board of directors of FTM International, TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA), and several other leading trans-related organizations. He earned his doctorate in law in 2011 at Manchester Metropolitan University (England). Dr. Green’s inspiring and informative book, Becoming a Visible Man, received the 2004 Sylvia Rivera Award for Best Book in Transgender Studies; was a Lambda Literary Award finalist; is used as a text in numerous Universities; and remains one of the most popular books on the subject of trans experience.
The Believers is an unprecedented feature documentary that shatters assumptions about faith, gender, and religion. Built around the world’s first transgender gospel choir, The Believers portrays the choir’s dilemma – how to reconcile their gender identity with the widespread belief that changing one’s gender goes against the word of God. more »
Melting Away is a powerful, groundbreaking Israeli film about a teen and her family’s struggle to find understanding and acceptance as she searches for gender authenticity. more »
Gender Odyssey Wind Down!
4:30PM | Calamus Auditorium (Kaladi Bros.)
517 E Pike St
The Wind-Down Party is your last chance to connect with others from both Gender Odyssey conferences this year. Say goodbye to old friends and get that phone number from your new friends. Open to all ages with a no-host bar. For those with any energy left, we’ll have an open mic as well. Share a song, some spoken word, your comedy routine, or your best whistling.
- The Garage – 1130 Broadway Ave
- WSCC – WA State Convention Center 8th Ave & Pike St
- Calamus Auditorium (Kaladi Bros.) 517 E Pike St.
Last updated 07/18/13. Schedule subject to change.
Conference hashtag: #GOcon2013