This is a group for people 18+ and is welcoming to people who are in any stage of their journey including people who are in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond, who are questioning their gender or just now coming out as trans in adulthood. The space is open to aspiring allies, spouses, and partners as well. We provide a facilitated space to discuss gender, relevant resources, and activism around social issues. Whether silently or aloud, please come ready to consider your own gender in a transient world.
This group is facilitated by Charis Circle Executive Director, E.R. Anderson, and guest facilitators.
Executive Director, Errol "E.R." Anderson (pronouns: they/them or he/him) manages the programming, fiscal, and daily operations of Charis Circle, and is always interested in the ways our communities can share skills and resources. A native Atlantan, E.R. came to Charis as one of the founding members of the Young Writer's Group in 1997 and has enjoyed helping build connections between communities of activists, artists, and academics in this city ever since. E.R. co-facilitates the Race-Conscious Parenting Collective and the Gender Creative Parenting Collective because he knows that when children receive a strong foundation in justice and liberation, they go on to change the world in unexpected and beautiful ways. When not running around Charis, E.R. loves reading, writing, taking care of his dogs, playing in the woods, and learning about classic cars and trucks.
If you are the parent of a trans or gender non-conforming child looking for resources to support your child, please check out our parents support group, The Gender Creative Parenting Collective and our group for teens--Trans and Friends Youth Group for 12-18 year olds.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Donate via this link: www.chariscircle.org/donate
Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.
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Our event seeks to provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), class, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from this event and all future events at the discretion of the organizers. Please report all harassment to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.