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Community Training: Working with Trans & Gender Diverse Individuals

June 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

This training is specifically tailored to address the unique challenges faced by transgender victims, acknowledging the intersectional nature of their identities and the particular barriers they may encounter when seeking help or accessing resources. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence within transgender relationships and develop strategies to provide culturally sensitive and inclusive support.

Objectives

  • Understanding Gender Identity and Transgender Experiences: Participants will explore the diverse experiences of transgender individuals and gain insights into the unique challenges they face within the context of domestic violence.
  • Dynamics of Domestic Violence in Transgender Relationships: This module will delve into the dynamics and patterns of abuse within transgender relationships, including power imbalances, control tactics, and the impact of societal biases and discrimination.
  • Intersectionality and Addressing Disparities: This module will highlight the intersectionality of identities and the specific challenges faced by transgender individuals from marginalized communities, such as people of color, immigrants, or those with disabilities.
  • Building Effective Allies: Participants will learn practical strategies to become effective allies for transgender victims, including active listening, promoting self-determination, and advocating for systemic change.

Presenters

Evan Jones is the SOAR Works Disability Coordinator at Sojourner House and passionate in the
community. As a proud and open transgender individual, Evan is dedicated to challenging the
harmful misinformation and discrimination that often targets queer individuals. Through activism,
education, and direct action, Evan works tirelessly to defend the rights and promote well-being of
the LGBTQ+ and other oppressed communities.


Victoria Threshier is the LGBTQ+ Advocate for Sojourner House. She earned a
Bachelors of Arts from Rhode Island College in May of 2022 after majoring in Gender and
Women’s Studies and minoring in Queer Studies. In her role, Victoria helps LGBTQ+
survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Her work includes
running the organizations LGBTQ+ shelter, being the co-chair of the HIV team, facilitating
LGBTQ+ trainings, and providing case management for community members.

Free – $100 Range
400 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908
Providence, Rhode Island 02908
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ABOUT

For over 45 years, Sojourner House has served thousands of victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and human trafficking. 

Thanks to our supporters, we are able to offer wraparound services such as support groups, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing, sexual health advocacy, and emotional support.

We believe that everyone deserves a safe, healthy home, and proudly house all genders.

MISSION

The mission of Sojourner House is to promote healthy relationships by providing culturally sensitive support, advocacy, housing, and education for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; and to effect systems change.

CONTACT

Drop-In Center:

1570 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02909

Administrative, Education, and Outreach Office:

386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908
Main mailing address

Office: 401-861-6191
Fax: 401-861-6157
Housing Office: (401) 808-6889
Email: info@sojournerri.org

*Please note that this email account is checked during business hours (Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). If you need an immediate response, please call our 24/7 hotline at 401-765-3232.

SEEKING HELP?

CALL THE HELPLINE: 401-765-3232

We do not use Caller ID, and we always block our outgoing calls for your safety.

*If you are in immediate danger and need emergency assistance, call 911