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Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 100, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley
In this workshop we will look at steps and some strategies of bringing your congregation to a place of inclusion of transgender people through awareness, understanding, allyship, and advocacy. This workshop touches on the typical "Trans 101" work but goes deeper. This workshop is cosponsored by the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations and will be presented by Lee Whittaker.
Lee Whittaker is currently a third-year MDiv student at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA. He originally comes from New York where he lived for most of his life. His activism involved working with the Transgender Health Initiative which was part of the Transgender Defense League and marriage equality. He identifies as a Progressive Christian-Pagan Transman. He is also on the advisory board for the Coalition for Welcoming Congregations. Lee is one of the co-founders of 4M Ministries which is a ministerial group that is actively working to create radically inclusive worship in the emerging church movement.