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Brought to you by Stanford Program in Law and Society
Co-Sponsored by OutLaw & StanfordCritical Law Society
Monday, March 2, 2015
12:45-2:00pm, Room 95
Gender identity is perceived to be of great importance and possess great meaning in our society. One can immediately think about the first question a person is asked when they announce they are expecting a baby or the choice they have to make every time they need to use the restrooms. That might be the reason why transgenders, people whose gender identity does not match their biological sex, are argued to be the most discriminated against members of the LGBTQ community.
Join us for a talk about how current anti-discrimination laws designed to protect transgenders are being used in litigation and about the barriers (as well as successes) members of the trans community have had while negotiating with legal, medical and governmental establishments.
The talk would be led by Sasha Buchert, staff attorney, Transgender Law Center (San Francisco) and Inge Hansen, Manager of the Weiland Health Initiative and Lecturer, the Stanford School of Medicine. Q & A discussion to follow.
Lunch will be served.
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Sasha Buchert joined Transgender Law Center in 2013. As a Staff Attorney, she works on a wide range of legal issues impacting transgender and gender-nonconforming people on a daily basis through policy advocacy, litigation and public education. She frequently facilitates Transgender 101 trainings and occasionally presents “Know Your Rights” presentations for a wide range of audiences. Sasha received her J.D. from Willamette University.
Before joining Transgender Law Center, she had the privilege of working at Basic Rights Oregon where she served as the Communications Manager and was a member of Basic Rights Oregon’s legal advisory group working on transgender legal issues. Sasha also served as board member at the LGBT Bar Association of Oregon and as the chair of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board, where she was the first openly transgender person to be appointed to an Oregon state board.
Inge Margrethe Hansen
Dr. Hansen is a clinical psychologist in Counseling and Psychological Services at Stanford, where she is the co-founder and manager of the Weiland Health Initiative, a collaboration between Vaden Health Center and the LGBT Community Resource Center. The Weiland Health Initiative is dedicated to promoting mental health and wellness across all genders and sexualities, and it has generated a number of innovative clinical and educational programs on campus. Dr. Hansen also teaches several classes in the realm of gender and sexualities, including Challenging Sex & Gender Dichotomies in Medicine, Human Sexual Diversity in Medical Practice, and Psychological Well-Being on Campus: A Focus on Gender & Sexual Identities. She has given numerous lectures and papers on gender and sexual minority individuals and health.