Friday, June 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM PDT
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Brooklyn Basin Room, Suite 101
1900 Embarcadero Cove
Oakland, CA 94606
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For more information contact:
Mariah Maye
ONTRACK Program Resources
Training Description:
This training will explore the breadth of identities associated with African American trans and gender nonconforming communities, and how to utilize culturally competent language and behavior for addressing and working with this population. Participants will increase their knowledge of substance abuse risk and protective factors, social determinants of health, criminalization, health care access, and legal and policy issues that impact African American trans communities. Participants will work together to develop concrete strategies to scenarios that they might encounter in their work, and explore trans-affirming systems and practices for effective service provision. Interactive, solutions-oriented, and engaging, this workshop will provide opportunities for learning and problem solving at all knowledge levels.
Training Objectives: 
  • Utilize culturally appropriate language and behavior for addressing and working with transgender populations
  • Describe social determinants of health, health care access, and legal and policy issues that impact African American trans communities
  • Develop culturally competent best practices for working with African American trans and gender expansive individuals and families
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About the Instructor: 
Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning writer, public health consultant, cultural competency trainer, public speaker, and spoken word performer. He is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning book Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency, which illuminates trans experience from a Chinese American and mixed heritage perspective, and transforms the memoir genre into a cultural competency tool. Willy has provided LGBTQ and trans-specific training for hundreds of community health organizations, educational institutions, and businesses. He is the recipient of a National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association award, and the Transgender Law Center Vanguard Award, and is recognized on the Trans 100. He lives in Oakland, California with his three vibrant, young kids. Learn more at
ONTRACK Program Resources, 1331 Garden Highway, Sacramento, CA 95833


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