Workshop and Seminar Schedule

8:00am – 9:00am – Continental Breakfast

Grosse Point Room – Circular Seating

8:30am to 9:15am – Transgender Spouse Roundtable

“Mel” Walters – MA / Ed.

9:25am to 10:10am – “Hate Won’t Win”

How to support LGBTQ+ Candidates and Combat Anti LGBTQ+ Legislation as a Community

Emme Zanotti – Vice Chair/ Michigan Democratic Party LGBT&A Caucus

10:20am to 11:05am – The Anatomy of Trust

“Navigating breeches of trust”

Carrick Copeland – Transgender Advocate and Intersectionally focused human rights activist. Program Manager, SAGE Metro Detroit

11:15am to 12:00pm – Organizing to Protect the rights of Transgender and Gender Variant

Rick Garcia – Co-Director LGBTQ Impact and Co-Founder of Equality Illiois

12:10pm to 12:55pm – Gender Diversity: An Approximate Fractal Model

Presentation of a model of gender diversity based on observation and research

Dr. Stephen Rassi PhD, LMSW, LMFT – University of Michigan School of Social Work

1:05 to 1:50 – Discovering Your True Self: The Never Ending Story

Roundtable discussion of the many ways we are engaging in self awareness as we discover our true selves

Dr. Stephen Rassi PhD, LMSW, LMFT – University of Michigan School of Social Work

Sandra L. Samons, PhD, LMSW, LMFT is a graduate of the University of Michigan (MSW-1976) and the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (PhD-2001)

Rachel Crandall Crocker, LMSW,, is a licensed psychotherapist and a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

2:00pm to 2:45pm – Speak and Sing

Laci

2:55 to 3:40 – TBA


River Rouge Room – Auditorium Style Seating

8:30am to 9:15am – Transgender Faith

Supportive clergy helping understand the spiritual place of transgender individuals.

  • The Rev. Dr. William Danaher, Rector, Christ Church Cranbrook
  • Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow Senior pastor at Metropolitan Community Church Detroit
  • Scott Crownover, Pastor of The Greenroom Church, Ann Arbor
  • Deacon Michelle Fox Phillips, Executive Director, Gender-identity Network Alliance

9:25am to 10:10am – Empowering Differences

Four empowerment steps to create change through our differences

Ashley T. Brundage – President and CEO/Empowering Differences

10:20am to 11:05am – “What Do You Think?”

An interactive workshop using participants cell phones to confidentially and anonymously answer polling questions and immediately review the room’s results about several transgender health issues.

Dr. Paul Benson and Leon Bullough, NP will facilitate discussions as follow-up to the room’s answers.  Questions may be submitted in advance of the workshop to drpaulbenson@doctorbewell.com. The responses to submitted questions can be multiple choice, true or false, or fill in the blank.

Dr. Paul Benson and Leon Bullough, NP – BeWell Medical Center

11:15 to 12:00pm – Insurance101

Issues we face in the transgender community

Diversity Insurance Group – A Farmers Insurance and Financial Services Agency

Rachelle Simone Miller, Owner

12:10pm to 12:55pm – Comprehensive Gender Services at Michigan Medicine

This presentation will give a summary of the services offered by CGSP at Michigan Medicine, the structure of the program, and the need for community voices to improve our services

Andrew Hickok MPH – DEI Program Manager

1:05pm to 1:50PM – Transition Through Corktown Health Center

A step by step walk through of Corktown Health Center’s transition process for persons interested in gender affirming hormones and/or gender affirming surgeries.

Patrice Wade Olsen DNP, AGPCNP-BC

2:00pm to 2:45pm – “What Would You Do?”

An interactive workshop using participants cell phones to confidentially and anonymously answer polling questions and immediately review the room’s results about “sensitive and sometimes complicated find yourself in situations”. Dr. Paul Benson and Leon Bullough, NP will facilitate discussions as follow-up to the room’s answers Questions may be submitted in advance of the workshop to drpaulbenson@doctorbewell.com. The responses to submitted questions can be multiple choice, true or false, or fill in the blank

Dr. Paul Benson and Leon Bullough, NP – BeWell Medical Center

2:55pm to 3:40pm – Equality Michigan: Around the State in 30 Days

The history of Equality Michigan and services provided for Transgender individuals.

Genny Maze – Victims Advocate Equality Michigan