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November is Transgender Awareness Month, a time to honor our vibrant transgender and gender non-conforming community, celebrate the progress made for transgender rights, and recommit to ending the unacceptable – and, unfortunately, widespread – discrimination still faced by transgender people.
To help the MIT staff, faculty and admin community to make trans discrimination and health disparities history, Prehealth Advising has invited Trans@MIT of the Rainbow Lounge to give the following workshop:
Supporting Transgender People at MIT: A Workshop for Staff, Administrators, and Faculty
Increasing numbers of students enter college identifying as transgender. Both staff and students at MIT sometimes choose to change their gender designation and/or presentation while working at or attending MIT. How can administrators, human resource officers, student support staff, campus police, medical/health staff, and others best help and support transgender people at MIT?
This workshop provides a background and basic understanding of trans* issues, explains how trans* needs and concerns may differ from those of GLB populations, and provides an opportunity to discuss concrete suggestions and ideas for better serving and supporting transgender people. The workshop will provide participants with information and strategies to use in their current work. We can tailor this workshop to the needs and concerns of your specific department.  http://web.mit.edu/trans/education.html
On the heels of Transgender Awareness Month and just a month before the gender affirmative patient care IAP workshop for students, this event aims to empower the MIT community to intentionally incorporate inclusivity into our everyday lives on campus.  
This event is a LUNCH & LEARN: you are invited to bring your lunch, however, dessert will be provided. The location is the conference space at the Atlas Service Center, located at E17-106, address 40 Ames St. Date: December 8th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Events are open to all community members. We welcome people of every identity, ability/disability, and background, and will strive to meet all needs for full participation.