Trans Resilience Week 2017

Trans Week of Resilience 2017

Organized by the Friends Center with co-sponsors the Counseling Center, Art Department, and Multicultural Education Department (MED).

Monday, November 13

(Trans) Gender Radicals in the Bible: The Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 81e39a17c71bde2ed26e9a26a32af6455--acts--black-art

Greenleaf Coffee Co-op (Milner Hall, Lower Level), 5:00pm – 6:30pm

This isn’t your usual “bible study”! Using a queer theology lens, Interfaith Community Coordinator Asher Kolieboi (he/him/his) will discuss the literary and theological significance of the Ethiopian Treasurer in Acts 8, a (trans)gender radical and first converted to Christianity in the New Testament.

Tuesday, November 14

Transgender Faith and Resilience Panel

Greenleaf Coffee Co-op (Milner Hall, Lower Level), 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Join community activists, faith leaders, and Guilford College students for an interfaith panel about the role of religion as a tool for resilience and hope in the face of adversity and violence.  Panelists will discuss how they have used faith to build resilience,  and respond to anti-transgender oppression.

Event Co-sponsored by the Counseling Center.


Hayden Young ’19 (they/he): Guilford Student, Resident Advisor, Quaker Leader Scholar Program member, and Trans Resilience Week organizer.


C. D. Holden Cession (they/them): community organizer, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Gate City, Co-director of Ignite NC, spiritual seeker and time traveler

Joshua Orol (they/them): Congregant and Teacher at Beth Meyer Synagogue-Raleigh

Elijah Rogan-Kelly ’19 (they/them): Guilford Student, practitioner of Won Buddhism, Student Activist, Ignite NC Fellow

Vivian Taylor (she/her): Activist, student Duke Divinity School, and former Executive Director of Integrity, the LGBTQ affirming organization for Episcopalians

Wednesday, November 15

Free Press

Print Studio (Hege-Cox Art Building), 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Free Press is an Art Department open house created for the Guilford Community to come together, share thoughts, and to voice frustrations. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni collaborate to make activist posters, patches, t-shirts, and more while learning about art, creative thinking, and printmaking. Live interactive woodcut and screen printing happens at each event, and participants get to take home what they make.

This Free Press event will feature woodcuts and screenprints designed by trans and queer artists for trans and queer folx and their allies.

Event Co-Sponsored by the Art Department.

Wednesday, November 15

Trans Ally 101 Training

Event location information released upon registration, 3:30 – 5:00pm

Join Guilford College professor, Dr. Aleks Babić (they/them), for an interactive workshop on cultivating trans-affirming community. The training will define the differences between sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, among others. These concepts will be connected to intersectional perspectives on systemic privilege and oppression that result in transphobia and cissexism. Registration is limited to 30 participants. Register here.

Questions and inquiries? email Asher Kolieboi

Thursday, November 16

Film Screening: Major! Film Screening and Community talk back

Gilmer Room (Founders Hall, Cafeteria), 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Major poster

MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and human rights activist. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails and prisons.

This film is closed captioned. Dinner Provided.

Monday, November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance VigilTDOR2_small

The Hut, 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender violence.

Join the Guilford community as we remember through song, poems, and reflection in the manner of Friends. Event Co-Sponsored by the Counseling Center.