Empowered to Advocate

Progress is an action that takes continued drive by those who wish it to happen. Sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start.  Thundermist Health Center, Youth Pride Inc., and The Womxn Project are teaming up to present Empowered to Advocate on Saturday, February 3 at Providence Public Library, from 1 – 3 p.m. Participants will learn how to promote public policies supportive of trans, nonbinary, and gender diverse people in their local communities and the state. 

The two-hour workshop will include: using inclusive language; how to find public meetings and what to expect when you get there; strategies for effectively communicating with policy makers, including delivering testimony. Participants will receive resource handouts and info on opportunities to stay engaged.  RSVP online at Lu.Ma/THAT

An engaged community is needed now more than ever as efforts across the country intensify to restrict trans people from public life. Rhode Island, historically a leader on civil rights, is not immune. Within the first two weeks of our state Legislature opening, anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced. More are expected. Meanwhile, there is an effort moving town to town that would have our schools harm the young trans people they are meant to educate. The activists and organizers rebuffing these efforts, while also pushing for policy improvements, need support. RSVP at Lu.Ma/THAT to learn how you can get involved. 

Attendees are encouraged to take a COVID test in advance of the event. Free test kits are available at Thundermist locations in Woonsocket, West Warwick, and Wakefield. 

When: Saturday, February 3, 2024, 1 – 3 p.m. 

Where: Providence Public Library, 3rd Floor in the Donald J. Farish Auditorium, 150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903 

Who: Transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse people, their loved ones, and allies. 

Cost: FREE 


Have questions? Email TransHealth@ThundermistHealth.org 

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Feb 03 2024


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