Stonewall Alliance Center produces a full week of events every year which are meant to empower, serve and increase access to resources for the transgender, nonbinary, gender-expansive, genderqueer and 2-spirit communities. Events within this week include trainings for professionals who serve trans* youth, clients or patients; a trans* community art show; a parents meeting with doctors and counselors with a simultaneous workshop for trans* kids; a luncheon and self-care day for trans* adults; and a GIFT (Gender Inclusive For Teens) DJ'd dance. Please scroll down for information on all of these events.

Trans* Week Professional Trainings

295 E. Washington St. (First Christian Church’s Koinonia Hall)

2 Days of trainings for professionals serving the transgender and gender non-conforming community, led by experts in a variety of fields.

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Day 1: March 28th 2019, 5-9:30pm

Focus On: Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth

Ideal For: Families, Educators, Caseworkers and Social Service Professionals. Youth ages 12-20 attend free of charge. Free childcare provided by North Valley Childcare Collective for children 12 and under.

A growing number of young people, encouraged by conversations around gender identity becoming more acceptable, are realizing their authentic selves and coming out as transgender, gender-expansive or nonbinary. But being young and trans* can be difficult, confusing and dangerous. Without the proper guidance and support, these youth are at risk of depression, withdrawal, isolation and even suicide. Meet educators, parents and counselors who have studied and lived the reality of caring for trans* youth. Learn critical skills and information to help trans* children feel safe, confident and connected so they can grow and thrive.

$35 Registration (includes evening meal). Discounted if taken together with Day 2 training. Need-based scholarships available for those unable to pay.

Topics Include:

  • Understanding trans* identities and terminology
  • Talking to children about gender
  • What is Gender Dysphoria?
  • Parents, peers and the outside world
  • Creating trans*-inclusive systems & spaces
  • Transitional tools: from prescriptions to undergarments
  • Suicide Intervention: Question, Persuade, Refer
  • Rights & protections in the education and child services systems
  • Resources for children, families and professionals

Presenters include: Dr. Shaun Adrian-Chofla, Ed.D; Kris Kidd, LMFT; Kimberly Anderson, MFT-T; Jennifer Cox; Julie Nilsson; Marin Hambley; and more.

Day 2: March 29th 2019, 8:00am-5:30pm

Focus On: Trans* Medical and Mental Health
CMEs and CEs available!

Ideal For: Medical professionals, mental health professionals, office staff. Trans* community members welcome to attend.

Transgender care is a rapidly growing field in the Northstate. Nearly 1.5% of California’s population identifies as transgender, nonbinary or gender-expansive (trans*), yet only a few local providers feel confident enough to serve the population. The result is an overflow of trans* patients and clients without access to proper medical or mental health care. This training, appropriate for anyone in the field including nurses, doctors, therapists, counselors or office staff, will prepare you to provide the service trans* people need and expand your clientele.

Registration: $65 with CMEs/ CEs, $50 without. (Includes breakfast & afternoon refreshments). Discounted if taken together with Day 1 training. Need-based scholarships available for those unable to pay.

Topics Include:

  • The Gender Dysphoria diagnosis
  • Gender-affirming hormones, puberty blockers for teens & prescriptions
  • Understanding trans* identities & terminology
  • Medical protocol & informed consent
  • Gender-affirming surgeries
  • Navigating insurance & patient rights
  • Unique issues in trans* mental health: adults & children
  • Making your practice and office safe for trans* patients
  • Roundtable Q&A with practicing counselors

Presenters include: Dr. Nick Gorton, MD & JM Jaffe; Dr. Celeste Reinking, MD; Kris Kidd, LMFT; Lana McKnight, Ph.D; Heidi Wittenberg, MD; Emily Hartmann, MD; Marin Hambley; Reyes Arreola; Legal Services of Northern California; and more.

Trans* Week Art Show:
Expressions of Resilience

GRAND RECEPTION
March 29TH, 6-10PM

Featuring live music and performance art, refreshments and a no-host bar sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewery and La Rocca Vineyards.

Gallery open for viewing and purchase
March 28-31, 2019 Artist submission deadline March 20th

MONCA (Museum of Northern California Art)

Stonewall’s annual Trans* Week Art Show provides opportunities for creative expressions that support and promote the experiences of transgender, 2-Spirit, nonbinary and gender non-conforming people, bringing visibility to the community. First-person perspectives on the trans* experience are sought, as well as all art by or about trans* people and their lives, struggles, and accomplishments and contributions. All forms of art are welcome including wall hangings, sculpture, music, dance, craft, poetry, spoken word, led workshops, or others. There is no cost to enter up to 4 pieces. Additional pieces will be accepted with a $20 fee for each.

Applications can be obtained during weekday afternoons at the Stonewall Alliance Center, or by clicking and downloading the following links. Completed submission forms should be returned to

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Trans* Community Luncheon,
Parents' Meeting & Self-Care Day

March 30th 2019, 10am-2pm

295 E. Washington St. (First Christian Church’s Koinonia Hall)

10am- FAMILIES! Join us early for a parents'/ guardians' meeting with doctors and counselors who treat trans* youth, while trans* kids enjoy a creative gender & art workshop hosted by North Valley Childcare Collective!

11am- Free lunch & self-care day for the transgender, 2-spirit, gender-expansive, non-binary or gender non-conforming community and their guests/ trusted allies.

  • Free catered lunch (vegan & gluten-free options available)
  • Collaborative & individual art projects
  • Free Workshops:
  • Acupressure for Self-Care
  • 'Managing Emotional Mayhem': Conscious Growth from Trauma
  • Creating Your Internal Oasis for Stress Relief

GIFT (Gender Inclusive For Teens) Dance

March 30th 2019, 7-10pm

295 E. Washington St. (First Christian Church’s Koinonia Hall)

A fun social event for teens of all genders ages 13-18, planned and organized by a committee of Stonewall staff, volunteers, and teens from our trans* teen and lgbtqi+ teen groups. This year's theme is Hallow-Teen (Spooky!) with live DJ dancing, face painting, a photo booth, info & resources, and refreshments- all free!