W.O.M.A.N., Inc. works closely with CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse), Asian Women’s Shelter, CUAV (Community United Against Violence), and The Riley Center to provide shared trainings and workshops to Domestic Violence advocates through our Community Learning Collective. Together, representatives from each agency planned and facilitated our latest training on Supporting Transgender Survivors on April 17th. The event started off with snacks and social time. A huge thank you to Cabot Creamery for their generous donation of cheese!
Next, we held a panel featuring Erin Armstrong from Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness TransThrive, Darrick Ing from Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, Maisha Johnson from CUAV, and Anand Kalra from Transgender Law Center. These folks shared their knowledge of issues affecting Transgender communities and sources of support in the Bay Area. During the second half of the training, Willie Wilkinson shared his expertise on terminology, challenges, and resources for Transgender survivors and facilitated small group work focused on scenarios that might arise in Domestic Violence agencies and how advocates can be more inclusive of Transgender survivors. Overall, the event was a success and the Community Learning Collective is excited to continue offering these training and community building opportunities!