I am the president of a group called BAGELS+ at UCF. This is a Jewish LGBT+ group under UCF Hillel. We are trying to bring the amazing Nikk Selik to speak at our organization in order to bring diversity to our programming and provide opportunities to learn about one experience of the many people who are transgender in our community. Nikk will be speaking about his experience in transitioning, as well as what it was like being trans* in the Jewish Community.
This program will be open to anyone who is interested in attending! This is a great opportunity for students and community members to come together and learn in a safe environment. We will have an opportunity to ask questions as hear from others on their experiences, forming a bond and becoming closer as a community.
We need your help on making this program possible! Unfortunately with the price of airfare, our Hillel alone cannot provide the funds to make every amazing program possible.
Here is a bit from Nikk’s website:
"Transcending Anatomy" is a presentation by Nikk Selik that serves as an introduction to Transgender identity and the realities, concepts, and terminology involved. Nikk also shares the story of his journey as a Transgender man. This workshop-style presentation consists of a Keynote slide show, which is typically about an hour long, followed by an open Q & A session.
Transcending Anatomy is a widely adaptable presentation that can be tailored to fit the environment and/or subject matter of the particular setting. The topic of Transgender identity is also applicable to a variety of fields of interest including psychology, gender studies, GLBT, human sexuality, sociology, medicine, education, religion, government, business, and many more.”
The link to donate is http://www.gofundme.com/7dkqsw. ANYTHING WILL HELP!