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Ally Project: Understanding Trans Experiences

  • Center for Jewish Life, Wilf Auditorium (map)

This session will discuss the most common questions that come up when addressing gender identity and gender diversity on campus, including the use of language, what it means to identify as transgender or gender non-conforming, the experiences of transgender students and employees, and resources you can utilize as an ally to create and maintain a safe and welcoming campus. This session will be led by Zerandrian Morris, an adjunct faculty member in the Columbia School of Social Work. Zerandrian Morris is a graduate of Spelman College with a BS in Psychology Pre-Med and a graduate of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with dual MPH in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, and over the past decade has served as a consultant and advisor to organizations such as The United Nations, NIDA/NIH, The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, The Brown Boi Project, and the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health. She also is a contributing writer to, bklyn boihood, The Brown Boi Project, and Philly Gay Calendar. She is Social Justice Director and member of the Board of Directors of Uniquely You Summit, Inc. and on the Advisory Board of Project I Am Enough. Register at

Sponsored by the LGBT Center, LGBT Employee Resource Group, LGBT Task Force, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, Office of Human Resource, and Office of the Vice President for Campus Life