People who are transgender have become far more visible, which is reflective of greater societal acceptance. Still, because of the very public way in which "trans" persons "come out" as their true selves, they more often face unique challenges relative to personal relationships, career, public interaction and many other things that non-transgender persons (the technical phrase is "cisgender") take for granted.
With this talk, Ellen (Ellie) Krug will share about what it means to be "trans," on how to be welcoming to transgender persons, and on how each of us (whether trans or not) have way more commonalities than differences. Our common humanity makes for a far more vibrant society for everyone!
Ellen Krug, Executive Director, Call for Justice, LLC.
In 2009, Ellen (Ellie) Krug became the first Iowa attorney to transition genders and the first to try jury cases in separate genders. Since transitioning genders, she has embarked on a journey that's included relocating to Minneapolis, publishing a book, Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change, and serving as the executive director of a small ABA award-winning Twin Cities nonprofit that helps low-income persons connect with legal resources. Ellie presents and writes extensively on transgender-related topics and on diversity and inclusion generally. In early 2016, Advocate Magazine recognized Ellie as one of 25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights. Ellie's has presented to Fortune 100 companies, various state and local entities and many colleges and universities. She is also a trainer for various court systems.
CLE Program: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Complimentary Networking Reception: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Please indicate if attending networking reception when registering.
ISBA Members - $60
Non-ISBA Members - $80
CLE CREDIT (pending)
2 state hours
Please select attendance preference (in-person or live webinar) when registering for this event. In-person portion of this event will take place at the ISBA Headquarters (625 E. Court Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309).
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Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee