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Murmuration: Critical Transitions and Transformation

Murmuration: Critical Transitions and Transformation

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May 02nd 2014:Intersectionality: LGBT Older Adults

What does the acronym LGBT mean? What does it mean to be transgender? Join Stacey as she explores these topics and learns how they relate to older adults. Learn definitions, respectful ways to ask questions and salient issues for the LGBT aging population now and going forward as the Baby Boomers age. One of our guests is a transgender activist/advocate and will share her expertise and experience of aging as a person who is a transgender advocate with us. Our other guest will share her experience in training aging service providers regarding the inter-sectional issues facing the aging L

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Arlene Jeanette Kish

Arlene Jeanette Kish is an activist/advocate for the transgender community. Arlene has been married for 42 years with 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Although Arlene knew from early on she was a girl, she struggled for years to live as expected by society. Arlene decided to transition in September 2007, began contra-hormone therapy on June 13, 2008, began living full time on September 1, 2008 and had Gender Confirming Surgery on January 11, 2010. During this time, Arlene began facilitating a support group, which morphed into the Transgender Life Support at Affirmations in Ferndale, MI. She also started a weekly newsletter, including an extensive list of professional resources for
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Natalie Pearce

Natalie Pearce, LMSW works for the Starling Center for Organizational Development as the Director of Business Development. She is also a Part-time Lecturer for Eastern Michigan University in their Master of Social Work Program. Prior to her current position, Natalie worked at the Area Agency on Aging 1-B for four years in various roles, including Community and Network Training Manager, Training and LGBT Programs Specialist and Program Manager of Social Services. During this time, she oversaw 21 contracts for aging service providers in the 1-B region, assisted in developing and sustaining seven elder abuse prevention and awareness coalitions, planned and provided community-based, aging-rel
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