Incorporated in 2011, TGI Network of Rhode Island is the only statewide organization providing support and advocacy for the TGI community in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. 
 
Our mission is to serve the needs of the transgender, gender-variant, and intersex (TGI) communities in Rhode Island and surrounding areas through support, advocacy, and education. We seek to be a resource for TGI people navigating their life journeys as well as the legal and medical systems through our own programs and through collaboration with other organizations. In addition, we seek to serve as a resource to professionals working with the TGI community and as a liaison between the TGI and LGBT communities as well as the community at large.







Transgender Day of Empowerment
April 25th from 10am to 2pm
Bell Street Chapel
Providence, RI


Transgender Day of Empowerment Schedule

 

9:30–10:00    Doors Open, Resource Fair*

10:00-10:15   Opening/Welcome                                                   Janelle Heideman

10:15–10:50  Presentation: Stress Reduction, Exercise, and Marcy Feibelman, NP
Natural Ways to Stay Healthy

10:50–11:30  Panel Discussion: Community Involvement      Janelle Heideman,
                                                                                    Moderator

11:30–11:45  Award Presentation: Trans* Community             Ethan Comtois
 Member        

11:45–12:15  Lunch!*

12:15–12:30  Award Presentation: Cisgender Ally                    Ethan Comtois

12:30–1:15    Panel Discussion: Trans* in the Workplace       Monique Paul,
                                                                                    Moderator

1:15–1:45      Presentation: Trans* Legal issues:                       Jayeson Watts
name/gender changes, know your rights

1:45–2:00      Closing Remarks/Processing                                Janelle Heideman

2:00–2:30      Resource Fair*

 

*The Resource Fair will be open 30 minutes before and after the event, and during lunch. Individual resource tables will be staffed 10:00 to 11:45, and from 12:15 to 2:00 at the discretion of those providing each resource.