In Conversation: Infinite Possibilities in Newark for Trans Awareness Week

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Rutgers NJMS CRC Community Engagement Team with Sharronda Love Wheeler President of Newark Pride in center.
Rutgers NJMS CRC Community Engagement Team with Sharronda Love Wheeler President of Newark Pride in center.
Free conference planned for November 15 at Newark Museum

The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Clinical Research Center (NJMS CRC) will sponsor In Conversation: Infinite Possibilities. It is a free event in collaboration with the Newark Museum and The Center for Transgender Health. Trailblazers contributing their stories include trans activist Tyra Gardner, Khloyei Chanel, and supermodel Tracey Africa Norman.

On Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 2-6 pm the community is invited to the Newark Museum at 45 Washington Street. The program is a part of Trans Awareness Week. In Conversation: Infinite Possibilities is just one of many events that NJMS CRC holds regularly to encourage, educate, and empower the Newark community say organizers. Many events are held for transgender women of color. The organization looks for new methods to stem the tide of the HIV epidemic. The Clinical Research Center’s mission is to provide culturally competent research on HIV treatment and prevention through community engagement, collaboration, and education.

Speakers will talk about their lives as transwomen
Tracey Africa Norman in Newark last year
Tracey Africa Norman in Newark last year

The free event will present stories from trans women in Newark. The stories will counter current narratives of oppression, discrimination, and tragedy and highlight narratives of resilience, creativity, and courage. The speakers will talk about their lives as transwomen in Newark. They will share information about their gender discovery and highlight support systems that enable them to persevere and triumph. There will also be an open-discussion segment after each talk.

“We are excited to bring this event to the community to mobilize our trans brothers and sisters because their stories and transitions matter,” NJMS CRC said in a press release. “We hope that this event will spark conversation about the trans health services in Newark and propel others to come out from beneath the shadows to be proud in who they are.”

Service providers include Health Educator Amina Washington from the African American Office of Gay Concerns, Dr. Keith of the Center for Transgender Health Clinic, and Dr. Dalla Piazza of the Infectious Disease Practice.

The programming is on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 2-6 pm at the Newark Museum, 45 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102. The program is free, but you must RSVP at EventBrite