TransGender Michigan speaker’s training a success

By |2017-10-31T06:37:03-04:00October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

DETROIT – On April 2, twenty people underwent training for the TransGender Michigan speakers bureau at the ACLU building in downtown Detroit. The training was funded by a grant from the Arcus Foundation.
According to Carrie Tune-Copeland, chair of the TransGender Michigan board of directors, the training centered around how to develop a personal story, the basic structure of panels, how to answer difficult questions respectfully, and the typical questions that speakers on trans issues hear.
Tune-Copeland joined her husband, C.J. Tune-Copeland, as the main trainers for the day. They were assisted by TransGender Michigan volunteers Michelle Fox-Phillips and Jamie Phillips-Fox. One trainee came from Canada, while the rest were from Michigan.
For more information on TransGender Michigan’s speakers bureau or to schedule a speaker for your classroom, organization or business, contact speakers bureau coordinator C.J. Tune-Copeland at 810-397-0909 or email [email protected]

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