November 06, 2019

Petaluma Library 7-8:30pm

Understanding the Transgender Experience - Supporting Transgender Youth

Join us for an evening of storytelling and learning about gender and supporting transgender youth with Janna Barkin.
Author, educator and mom, Janna's youngest child is transgender and she has made it her mission to foster more compassion, understanding, and acceptance in our society.
The event will feature a panel discussion with transgender activists Jordan Decker, founder of TransHeartline; Davi Jaberi, parent and musician; and ally, activist Renee Ho, parent of a transgender child.

Petaluma Regional Library 

Biblioteca Regional de Petaluma

100 Fairgrounds Drive 

 (707) 763-9801

Brews and Views: An Evening of Conversation with Janna Barkin and Lenny Mendonca, founder of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Join us for at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company for a conversation with Janna Barkin, author of He's Always Been My Son - a mother's story about raising her transgender son, and Lenny Mendonca, founder of Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. Lenny is the Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. He is a Senior Partner Emeritus of McKinsey & Company and a Lecturer on Inequality at the Stanford Business School.

Please join us for what promises to be an inspiring, educational, and fun evening. 

Understanding Gender Identity

Join us for a discussion with Sausalito resident Janna Barkin and a panel of transgender and non binary youth and adults that will deepen your understanding of gender identity. Janna is the author of He's Always Been My Son, the inspiring story of the emotional and uplifting journey of raising her transgender son. She also leads a support group for parents and caregivers of transgender, gender expansive, and questioning youth at the Spahr Center in Corte Madera. Included in the discussion will be personal stories, the dimensions of gender, personal pronouns and why they are important, and suggestions for how to be an ally to transgender people in our families and communities.

May 16, 2019

St. James Lutheran Church 993 Estudillo Avenue; San Leandro, CA 94577 (510) 895-2286

The Transgender Experience - An Evening of Discovery and Education

7-8:30 pm

Join Janna Barkin, Jordan Decker, Suzanne Ford, and Reverend Barbara K. Peronteau for an evening of discovery and education about the transgender experience.

This event is for:

  • Parents who are seeking to understand their transgender children.

  • Children who are seeking to understand their transgender parents.

  • For educators and teachers who are seeking to understand their transgender students.

  • For pastors and laity who are seeking to understand their transgender members.

  • For transgender people who are seeking understanding.

  • And anyone else seeking to understand the transgender experience.

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