“Transitions: What does it mean to be transgendered?”

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News release from the YWCA:

“Transitions: What Does it Mean to be Transgendered?”

(July 17, 2013) – On Wednesday, July 24, YWCA Northeast Indiana will be hosting a discussion about transgendered persons and the transitions that they go through.

This discussion will be led by Dr. Jeannie D. DiClementi, a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and IPFW. Dr. DiClementi has expertise in working with culturally diverse populations, particularly the LGBT community. She started the first center for LGBTQ students at IPFW (The Resource Center) and currently serves as its director.

Our conversation will begin with a brief history of transgender, before moving into the transitions the transgender person faces, including difficulties in dealing with family, the workplace, school, bathrooms, locker rooms, etc.
Come explore this topic more with us in this installment of the Diversity Dialogue series on Wednesday, July 24, from noon to 1:30 pm at YWCA Northeast Indiana’s 1610 Spy Run Avenue office. This and all Diversity Dialogues are free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

To join us, please RSVP on our YWCA Northeast Indiana Facebook page, or contact Administrative Coordinator Sue Hiatt at SHiatt@ywcaerew.org or (260) 424-4908 ext.254.

The titles for the remainder of the 2013 Diversity Dialogue series are as follows:

  • August: “Signs, Symptoms, and The System: A Look at Youth Mental Health”
  • September: “Community Response to Returning Veterans”
  • October: “Guns and Intimate Partner Violence: Is There a Connection?”

There will be no Diversity Dialogues taking place in November or December.

For more information on these Dialogues, stay tuned to our website (ywcanein.com).


About the YWCA
The YWCA is the voice for every woman. For over a century, the YWCA has spoken out and taken action on behalf of women and girls. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Over 2 million people participate each year in YWCA programs at more than 1,300 locations across the U.S. Worldwide, the YWCA serves more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries.

Since 1894, the YWCA Northeast Indiana, which serves Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, and Whitley counties, has given voice to the concerns of women and provided services to meet the changing needs of women and their families. A nonprofit organization, the YWCA operates Indiana’s oldest domestic violence shelter, providing shelter and services to women, men and children escaping domestic violence. The YWCA welcomes the interest and participation of both women and men committed to this vision. The organization receives support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other groups, and is a United Way Partner Agency in each county served.


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