Thursday, November 20, 2008

3rd Annual Tucson Transgender Awareness Week Continues

November 12 to 23, marks Tucson's third annual Transgender Awareness Week. This week will be filled with films, panels, performances, discussions, trainings and many important speakers.

We look forward to seeing you at the following events.

Reading: Transgender Voices by Lori Girshick - Friday, November 21, 2008
3pm, The Cellar, Student Union Memorial Center and 7pm, Antigone Books, 4th Ave.
Lori Girshick, Ph D., author, and consultant in LGBT domestic and sexual violence, reads excerpts from her book Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men, which gives voice to a range of folks who transgress gender. Girshick relates these people's gender identity journeys and their thoughts about social values, social norms and expectations, as well as the social pressures to "be" a certain way for a man or a certain way for a woman. Sponsors: Wingspan, Center for Student Involvement & Leadership, LGBTQ Affairs

Kim Pearson Presents: T for 2,3,4,5,6: The Future of Trans Activism and Education
Saturday, November 22, 2008, 2-4 pm, Historic Y. Join Kim Pearson, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Trans Youth Family Allies and National Board President of PFLAG-TNET, in a discussion about supporting and advocating for trans youth and their families. A family-centered celebration will follow the discussion.
Sponsors: Wingspan, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, LGBTQ Affairs

SAAF's Festival for Life - Sunday, November 23, 2008, 4-8pm,UA Ballroom, 3rd Floor of the Student Union Memorial Center. Enjoy an elegant evening with entertainment, a live and silent auction, great food and a no-host beer, wine and champagne bar to benefit the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. Tickets are $60 in advance and $75 at the door. Contact to request an invitation, reserve your tickets or for more information about the event! Sponsor: Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF)

CURRENT SCHEDULE: Wingspan Upcoming Events,, or the CSIL Social Justice Programs Web site:
For More information contact Jessica Risco of Social Justice Programs @ (520) 621-8046, or email: or Oscar Jimenez of Wingspan @ (520) 624-1779, or email:

The events of this week are proudly sponsored by many organizations at the University of Arizona and at Wingspan, including all of the following: the Center for Student Involvement & Leadership's Social Justice Programs, LGBTQ Affairs, the UA Parent and Family Association, ASUA's Pride Alliance, ASUA's Women's Resource Center, The Board, Residence Hall Association, Wingspan's Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA), Wingspan's Health and Wellness Program, Wingspan's Anti Violence Project and Eon.

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