A Space for Trans Community Building

On November 30, members of the local transgender community had an opportunity to gather in Holyoke to share ideas and strategize about movement building.

Pastor Louis Mitchell sitting on a couch holding a silver and black soccer ball with text written on it.
Trainer Louis Mitchell considers questions on the “ice breaker” ball.

Trainers Toby Davis and Louis Mitchell led participants in exercises designed to map out a process for achieving desired outcomes for current concerns.

Trainer Toby Davis standing in front of chart paper on a white wall.
Toby Davis, M.Ed., asked participants to talk about what they most needed from the trans movement-building space.

In January, Davis will offer another class designed to support and connect members of the transgender community. Communi-T: Fostering Resilience for Trans, Nonbinary and Gender Nonconforming Activists will be offered on January 11 in Springfield.