Transgender Days of Learning: August 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th

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Transgender Days of Learning

Transgender Days of Learning event begins in August of this year. Hosted by Christian Mendez-Baez of EDGE New Jersey and Domonique Noel of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, this event will feature a virtual program on transgender health every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm from Wednesday, August 5, 2020 to Wednesday, August 26, 2020. The speakers and co-facilitators will talk about HIV in the transgender community, trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) terminology, social issues affecting the TGNC community, and cancer disparities and prevention in the trans community. There will also be a transgender issues panel on the last Wednesday of this event, during which panelists will discuss their experiences navigating healthcare, HIV prevention, finding support during COVID. This will be followed by a mental health discussion led by Johann Larkin, behavioral health counselor at EDGE New Jersey.

We are also hosting a July and August HIV Education series on designated Wednesdays from 11 am to 12:30 pm.  This event will focus on the impact of biomedical technology on HIV prevention in people at high risk for HIV and in people living with HIV and AIDS. The topics covered will include HIV prevention drugs (iePre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)), HIV vaccines, and the Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U) campaign. There will also be two additional August webinars on Transgender Allyship, Advocacy and Action.

Wednesday, July 29th—Quincy Bell, Rutgers HIV Prevention CPSDI

   U=U through the Lens of Prevention (11:00 am to 12:30 pm)

Wednesday, August 5th—Quincy Bell, Rutgers HIV Prevention CPSDI

   U=U through the Lens of Treatment and Care (11:00 am to 12:30 pm)

Wednesday, August 5th…Alison G. Modica, Gilead Sciences & Anastasia Willis, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation

    HIV in the Transgender Community (1:30 pm to 3:00 pm)

 Wednesday, August 12…Bianca Mayes, Garden State Equality & Khloyei Galloway

   Understanding the Experiences of the Trans and Gender Nonconforming Community (1:30 pm to 3:00 pm)

Wednesday, August 19…Domonique Noel, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

   Trans Health and Cancer Disparities (1:30 pm to 3:00 pm)

Wednesday, August 26th…Transgender Issues Panel (1:30 pm to 3:00 pm)

    Will include a mental health discussion Johann Larkin of EDGE New Jersey

We hope that you are able to join us for these events and learn more about how you can support the TGNC community and help prevent HIV!  If you are interested in these events, please see the attached flyers in JPEG and PDF versions. We have now updated the Transgender Day of Learning flyer. Be sure to share on social media using the hashtag #NJTransdaysoflearning and please tag Garden State Equality.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars on Wednesdays in July and August 2020. Thanks and we hope to see you there!