Transgender Panelists Discuss Journeys toward Community Leadership at Berkeley College

 
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TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019
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TRANSGENDER PANELISTS DISCUSS JOURNEYS TOWARD
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AT BERKELEY COLLEGE

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Photo Caption: In recognition of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Berkeley College hosted “Queer and Trans Community Leaders of Color” on February 26, 2019, at its campus in Midtown Manhattan. The event featured Kiara St. James, Founder and Director, New York Transgender Advocacy Group; Lailani Muniz, Coordinator for Princess Janae Place, an organization that offers housing referrals and support to LGBTQ adults; and Sabastian Caine Roy, Owner, New York Trans Bodybuilding Federation. The speakers shared their experiences of being transgender within the black community, and their journeys from community members to community leaders in New York City. More than 100 Berkeley College students, faculty and staff attended the event. The panel was organized by the Berkeley College Gender and Sexuality Alliance, in collaboration with the Men’s Empowerment Network. The Gender and Sexuality Alliance provides a safe space for students, free of bias, stigma or social exclusion. Pictured above (L to R) are panelists Kiara St. James, Sabastian Caine Roy and Lailani Muniz, and moderator Heidi Hoefinger, PhD, Professor, Math and Sciences, Berkeley College School of Liberal Arts. Click here to view an interview with Dr. Hoefinger, faculty advisor of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance.

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