The library is co-sponsoring Trans 101, a program for both faculty/staff and students. Speaker Riley Johnson will speak to both groups on Wednesday, November 20th, with a workshop for faculty/staff at 3:30 pm in the Harre Union’s Ballroom A and for students at 7 pm in the Community Room of the Christopher Center.
Riley Johnson is a Chicago-based activist, consultant, and scholar whose work focuses largely on health care disparities within gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) communities and the use of activist engagement as a catalyst for systemic change. Riley holds a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Knox College and is nearing completion of his M.Ed. in the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education graduate program at DePaul University.
Riley serves as a Community Consult for the Chicago Women’s Health Center for all aspects of trans services, including the Trans Greater Access Project, an initiative he co-created in 2009. Riley also is a member of the Community Advisory Board for Howard Brown Health Center. He is a guest blogger for SexEdLoop.com on trans issues, providing accurate and honest answers to even the nosiest of questions.
The evening program is Core Approved and all are encouraged to attend.