On this episode of Transforming Together, the HopeWorks Podcast, MC Carey (they/them) brings in three guests for a deep dive conversation around sports and transphobia. Joined by the two founders of Unmatched Athlete, Justin Fair & Olanrele Oni, and trans health and sports advocate from Trans Maryland, Jack Mirabella, together they unpack the heavy wave of anti-transgender sports bills that have been hitting state legislatures all over the country as well as the undeniably important work of creating safe space for queer and trans youth to engage in sports. Sports are meant for everyone regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation and no one understands that better than Unmatched Athlete which works to create a safe and inclusive space for queer and trans youth to engage in sports and movement. You can learn more about Unmatched Athlete by visiting https://www.unmatchedathlete.org/. Interested in advocacy around the Transgender community in Maryland? Engage with the legislative, healthcare, and social advocacy coming out of Trans Maryland—a multi-racial, multi-gender, trans-led community power building organization dedicated to Maryland’s trans community. You can learn more about the Transgender specific advocacy Jack Mirabella is working on (and access resources regarding transgender legislation and healthcare) by visiting https://transmaryland.org/.
Join hosts Maya 'MC' Carey (they/them) and Stephanie Mobley (she/her) for this month's episode of Transforming Together the HopeWorks Podcast. In this episode we celebrate May as Mental Health Awareness month and we are joined by HopeWorks intern and mental health advocate, Ariane Cottman, for an authentic discussion around our own mental health, mental health hygiene, community care, and envisioning a world where mental health is supported everywhere. We open up about our own relationship with mental health both from the perspective as individuals struggling to find balance with our mental health and as service providers. Join us in this deeply authentic and healing conversation.
On this month's episode of Transforming Together, the HopeWorks Youth Leadership Project is taking over to talk about all things youth activism and movement making. Join featured youth leadership guests, Jonetta Lah (she/her) and Vedanth Battalapalli (he/him) for an episode breaking down performative activism and youth activism. They are joined by local Howard County, MD youth activist, Rahel Petros (she/her), from HoCo For Justice-a local BIPOC and Youth run social justice organization rooted in liberation and violence free communities. They talk slacktivism and what it means to be a youth activist during a life-changing moment in history with both the Pandemic and nation-wide movement towards racial equity and justice. Stay engaged with HopeWorks upcoming events and activities by checking out our website https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2f%2f%2fwearehopeworks.org%2fevents&c=E,1,LaOzjRU3asD_lT7OT0rmmdRqDMXM4h-KzldIwp0ad-S0Y2JjbzBK2hfb5oFkJvHDvDNQpLsoIKFru0pIM2ucrk0dzOrRWU1M398Huj58YPGBABvEfcHe&typo=0
Want to continue having conversations about social justice and literature? Join HopeWorks book club, Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club, every 2nd and 4th Monday from 6:30-8pm est to discuss powerful and life changing works by women and femmes, queer and trans people, and BIPOC authors. Also, join HopeWorks in honoring Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month by joining us in an author panel discussion called "Dating Hurts" where author, Bill Mitchel, shares the story of his daughter's tragic loss to dating violence and his journey as a parent advocating for healthy relationship. "Dating Hurts" will be held on zoom on February 25th from 7-9pm est. Keep up to date with HopeWorks and find out more about these events and register by visiting https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2f%2f%2fwearehopeworks.org%2fevents.&c=E,1,55zx8EehMtYBYQ1SEOfEcdRjFsVu176fHx-baicJL3NIoRcgJh0OKFxlmilVfg1OGYMZwhNj1VNpB7KMr5viK0Kll4Y9cceGX1nzQ_osD7d8&typo=0
In this episode of Transforming Together, hosts, Japjyot Singh and Maya Carey, are joined by criminologist, sociologist, and activist Dr. Kimya Nuru Dennis. This is the 3rd and final episode episode in the COVID-19 series addressing the impacts and connections of violence and COVID-19. Dr. Dennis is the founder and owner of 365Diversity and has spent much of her life breaking down racial justice flaws in different systems. Dr. Dennis joins us again to continue on with our conversation in the last episode and breaks down how activism should look like vs. how its showing up during our current time. Learn more about Dr. Dennis at 365Diversity.com<https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2f365Diversity.com&c=E,1,x1Cg2SkINauU19twMyKKONZAXVofwp02M9tKTNWxykfeIQHWmTLFatjCg4SC5axcDc4c7wWzDvk7WgPyMe6HUX_Xg4T59LIe1oZZ75A_S_X4&typo=0>
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The Creatives Café: every other Tuesday from 7-9pm via zoom
Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club—meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30-8pm. Next book is: Octavia Butler’s “Parable of the Sower”