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Race, Gender and Bold Parenting: Jodie Patterson on Raising Her Transgender Son
June 6 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Author and activist Jodie Patterson together with transgender activist Spencer Bergstedt will explore race, gender, and the joys and challenges of raising a transgender child. KUOW’s Jeannie Yandle (host of Battle Tactics for your Sexist Workplace podcast) will moderate.
The program begins at 6:30 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Registration required; Tickets are $5.
Jodie Patterson is an activist, author and the founder of cosmetic companies Doobop and Georgia. Patterson is the mother of five, including her 8-year-old transgender son Penelope. Patterson is an LGBTQ ally committed to bringing underrepresented voices into the mainstream. Her debut book is The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Identity.
Spencer Bergstedt is a consultant, public speaker, educator and author specializing in LGBTQ workplace, health care and educational inclusion issues. Spencer has been advocating for LGBTQ people for over 30 years. His lived experience as a transman combined with his legal expertise on transgender issues has garnered him an international reputation for both scholarly theory and practical application.