STORIES Circle Event #8: Connie Norman Transgender Empowerment Center
FAM partnered with the Connie Norman Transgender Empowerment Center on June 22, 2023 for “TransTales: Stories of Toil & Triumph,” the eighth event in the STORIES Circle story-telling event series.
Those who identify as transgender or non-binary and have been impacted by HIV were invited to share their story at this event, which was held at the CNTEC and received funding from FLUX and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Chanel Lumiere, FLUX National Secretary, was Lead Facilitator for the event. Melody Torres, the National Director of Health and Wellness at FLUX, kicked off the event by sharing her personal story.
Like in past STORIES Circle events, we gathered in small circles to share personal stories about how HIV & AIDS has impacted our lives. We invite you to watch videos of the event:
– Highlights (5 minutes)
– Longer video with speeches (35 minutes)
Funding for this event was provided in part by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Participating organizations included Flux Identity, Mirror Memoirs, Trans Can Work, the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, and Unique Woman’s Coalition.
The mission of the STORIES Circle event series is to build community and foster storytelling among those affected by HIV & AIDS and expand awareness of STORIES: The AIDS Monument. To be notified of FAM’s future STORIES Circle events, please sign up to receive our quarterly newsletter and to receive event notifications.