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Smash the Cis-stem: Addressing Queer and Trans Womxn's Health

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Smash the Cis-stem: Addressing Queer and Trans Womxn's Health


March is Women's History Month!

Join The Wall Las Memorias Project in commemoration by learning about the health disparities LGBTQ women face when it comes to their health care. EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Refreshments will be provided.

Espacio 1839
1839 E 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033
March 22, 2017
6-9 pm

Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/WomxnsHealth

Opening prayer lead by Sofia Rose Smith
Sofia Rose Smith is a queer femme of color writer, healer and coach. She believes in ritual, ceremony, joy, and liberation. As a radical entrepreneur, Sofia is working towards bringing about holistic solutions to our communities: to get us all healed and to care for our collective selves in sustainable ways. To learn more about her work to support queer & feminist visionaries, visit sofiarosesmith.com

Panel:
Drian Juarez
Programs Manager, Transgender Economic Empowerment Program (TEEP)
Drian Juarez works as a consultant on Transgender issues in the workplace and assists in developing programs for communities endeavoring to help Transgender people get back to work. Juarez has served as the Program Manager for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project (TEEP). Building a solid foundation for TEEP, Juarez established cross-organizational/cross-functional teams to assist in the mission of developing substantive employment and business opportunities for the Los Angeles Transgender community. Juarez is a current member of the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board

Angie Magana
Nurse Practitioner, Audre Lorde Lesbian Health Program
Angie Magaña is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. At the Center, Angie’s dual areas of focus are Endocrinology and Gynecology. She is the program manager of the Audre Lorde Health Program for lesbian and bisexual women, leading the charge to ensure this vulnerable population is provided culturally competent, quality healthcare. She is also an expert in gender affirming hormone therapy for persons of transgender experience and has been honored to assist hundreds of patients through their transition.

Cindy Tamayo
Victim Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator , Angel Step Up Program
Cindy Tamayo earned her Bachelor of Science at California State University, Fullerton in May 2016. Cindy worked at an emergency domestic violence shelter for over a year; during that time she had her “Aha” moment and knew she wanted to work with survivors of domestic violence long-term. Currently she works as a Victim Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator for the Angel Step Up program under Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, Inc. As a Victim Advocate she works with folks who identify as LGBTQ and have been affected by Intimate Partner Violence.

Alexandra Magallon
Translatin@ Coalition, Workforce Development Peer Support Navigator
Alexandra Magallon is a Trans Latina woman born and raised in Tri Cities, Washington. She’s a survivor of domestic violence and homelessness. Alexandra has worked in the beauty industry for 10 years and switched career paths to Trans Advocacy. Alexandra was Miss April 2012 in the fundraising Angels of Change Calendar for CHLA, she previously worked at St. John’s Well Child and Family Center as Trans Right to Health Advocate coordinating the Trans Right to Health Committee a Transgender Advisory Board and as an advocate assisting patients with Legal Name and Gender Marker Change. Alexandra is now a Workforce Development Peer Support Navigator at TransLatin@ Coalition connecting Trans and Gender Non-Conforming clients to Work Source in Boyle Heights and Hollywood and other Organizations and Agencies catering to the development and job readiness of Trans and Gender Non-Conforming people in Los Angeles County.

Hilda Franco, MS
East LA Women's Center
Hilda Franco studied Latin American and Latino Studies at UCSC. She has a MS in Counseling from CSULB. Hilda started doing gender based violence prevention work in 2013 with the Justice for My Sister Collective which uses the arts to promote healthy relationships, prevents domestic and sexual violence, develops local leadership in youth, trains community mediators, and connects the general public to services. As a result of this grassroots work she was prepared to take on the job as Boyle Heights Project Coordinator at East Los Angeles Women's Center. In this position, she currently works with youth, training them in gender based violence prevention and advocacy. As a survivor of child abuse and domestic violence this work has been part of her healing and she cannot imagine doing anything else with her life.

Son jorocho performance by Lillyflor Del Valle
Lillyflor Del Valle is a first generation Salvadoreña and born again Xicana. She is a musician, poet and Madre with commUNITY roots in the North-East San Fernando Valley. She strives to live each day ARTfully.

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