MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIANS’ LUNCHEON: “MINIMIZING BARRIERS TO CARE FOR TRANSGENDER AND GENDER QUEER YOUTH” Sponsored by Valeo at Lakeshore Hospital, Howard Brown Health Center & Center on Halsted.
Presented by Beck Hickman and Iu-leun Jeng
February 22, 2013 | 12:30pm | Center on Halsted

The presentation will explore barriers encountered by trans and gender queer youth in medical and mental health care, and the challenges in engaging trans and gender queer youth in services that are relevant, affirmative, youth-focused and youth-inspired. The majority of the discussion will address youth ages 14-24, although growing Chicago resources for trans and gender queer youth ages 2-15 will also be addressed. To register, contact mtrammell@chicagolakeshorehospital.com


March 9th 

 "An Altered Book for An Altered Life" 

Harriet Wadeson will present 
an afternoon of 
information, exploration and experimentation. 


Homelessness, Natural Disasters and Climate Change

HOMELESSNESS – A Call for Contributions

PALS or the Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability 
will host an EXHIBITION booth at ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) on May 18-21, 2013 at the Javits Center in New York City.

The landscape of homelessness has been broadened and made more complex by the impact of climate change. Deep social forces of course have long ensured that “some kinds of people” experience intolerable (and preventable) suffering on the streets of our most affluent cities. We are used to seeing “other kinds of people”, elsewhere, dispossessed and displaced. Yet, in an era of Katrina and Sandy, of rapid socio-environmental change, these “other kinds of people” are becoming “us”.

As an ever widening range of coastal and low lying communities in the North and the South have found themselves affected by climate change we can see vulnerabilities emerge and states of homelessness be experienced in the most surprising places.

Homelessness, Natural Disasters and Climate Change.

This exhibit considers the diverse ways in which art and design can complement and contribute to broader forms of social and ecological change to address the challenges posed by a warming world. Climate change presents problems for us. But many resourceful people and dynamic communities are already finding creative and imaginative ways to design for social and ecological resilience. In doing this, they are finding ways to overcome the broader array of social and ecological challenges we face in our daily lives.

To submit concepts or finished work for consideration for HOME_LESS please send a brief proposed project description along with the following details:

Class, if any
Images/video of works in any media or format
Format of display: indicate any special requirements

to Lisa Norton lnorton@saic.edu by March 13
Notice to proceed will be given by March 29
Questions? Contact Lisa Norton lnorton@saic.edu

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