2017 Intersections of Equality professional development Symposium: Increasing LGBT Competency in Care for Seniors.

Community Education: MAJOR! Documentary and panel discussion

Both days will be held at Manufacturers Association Conference Center

On site registration available

Thursday, October 12, 2017: Community Education Event

  • 6:30-9 pm Documentary screening of MAJOR! & Panel discussion with area experts ($10)
  • Refreshments provided

Friday, October 13, 2017: Professional Development Conference

  • 8am-4:30 pm Professional development conference
  • $50.00 (6 CEU available at no additional cost)
  • Opening and closing sessions
  • Keynote address during lunch and book signing following final session
  • Six breakout sessions
  • Lunch and refreshments provided

Breakout Sessions include:

  1. Improving sensitivity and inclusivity in home health care for LGBT people
  2. Identifying the special considerations and resources in our community for older LGBT people
  3. The transgender life cycle: considerations for working with the transgender community across the lifespan
  4. Considerations for LGBT people in hospice care
  5. Understanding older LGBT populations in the criminal justice system and how their needs may be supported.
  6. LGBTQ+ legal clinic, to teach the law of discrimination
  7. Alzheimer’s Disease and the LGBT Community

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joe Kort  Renowned psychotherapist, coach, and author of several best-selling titles including:

10 smart things gay men can do to improve their lives, 2nd edition

Gay Affirmative Therapy for the straight clinician: The essential guide

Dr. Kort, Ph.D., MSW, MA, is the founder of Center for Relationship and Sexual Health and is in the process of becoming a certified transgender therapist through the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH.org). WPATH is the standard of care for transgender medical and mental health care.

He is also an expert contributor to Huffington Post and Psychology Today and has written numerous articles on relationships.

About MAJOR!  MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.

MAJOR! is more than just a biographical documentary: It’s an investigation into critical issues of how the Prison Industrial Complex represents a wide-spread and systematic civil rights violation, as well as a historical portrait of diverse LGBT communities, told with love and humor, and personalized through the lens of a vibrant and charismatic woman. Through first-person narration and innovative visual story telling, MAJOR! seeks to create a living, breathing history of a community’s struggle and resilience, as seen and experienced by those who lived it.

6 CEU Credits to be provided by Edinboro University of PA.

Intersections of Equality 2018 is sponsored by NWPA Alliance and Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority (ECGRA).