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Creative Time Summit Speaking Truth | Health & Gender

Sep 23 | Mon | 7PM - 10PM | $10


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Creative Time Summit Speaking Truth | Health & Gender About this Event Ted Kerr, Malaya Mañacop & Dr. John Steever, moderated by Tai Jacob Hosted by The Center and moderated by Tai Jacob, host of the podcast Gender Blender, the event features Theodore (ted) Kerr, writer and founding member of What Would an HIV Doula Do? and Malaya Mañacop, social worker and community organizer currently working for Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, in conversation with Dr. John Steever, Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Our speakers will explore how their work amplifies the daily realities and legacies of resistance and solidarity by those who exist outside the gender binary. The discussion aims to consider practical and theoretical strategies for survival, care that goes beyond the embodied self, prosperity, and making strides towards queer and trans liberation. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Theodore (ted) Kerr is a writer, organizer, and a founding member of What Would an HIV Doula Do? He edited, WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT AIDS COULD FILL A MUSEUM, the latest issue of the ON CURATING journal. He is writing a book with Alexandra Juhasz exploring a cultural history of HIV. Malaya Mañacop, LMSW (She/Her/Hers) is a social worker and community organizer who centers her work around LGBTQIA+ individuals, people living with HIV, people of color, and people who come from immigrant families or immigrant backgrounds. She currently works at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center as Care Coordinator for the Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT) program. She also serves on the NYC HIV Health & Human Services Planning Council, and the GAPIMNY Trans Justice Committee. John B. Steever, MD is a medical practitioner and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center in Manhattan, New York. As the Health Champion for HIV Medical Services, Dr. Steever strives to provide quality health care to youth who are in need. He also is the primary medical provider of the Transgender Health Project. Tai Jacob is a scholar and activist who works with multiple mediums to engage concepts of trans-ness, transformative justice, and the limit(lessness) of our bodies. They host and produce the podcast Gender Blender, where they interview trans, Two Spirit, and (a)gender creative artists and activists about their work. Speaking Truth | Health & Gender is generously hosted by The Center. This is the final discussion as part of our programming celebrating 10 years of the Summit, including a three part discussion series, a new publication, and a multi-day convening. Subscribe to the Creative Time Newsletter to receive notifications and announcements about upcoming programming. ABOUT THE VENUE The Center fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. We offer the LGBTQ communities of NYC advocacy, health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment and cultural events; recovery, parenthood and family support services.

Venue: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center

208 West 13th Street Map