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The Spectrum of Identity

  • San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

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Conversation

Our identities are personal. They define who we are from an internal and an external perspective; what we present and how people feel comfortable interacting with us. They show the world who and how we love.  Our identities are constantly evolving as we grow, learn and embrace our environment.

As we gather over an incredible, multi-course, chef prepared meal, we will explore the topic of identity. What is identity when it comes to gender, sexuality and the way we live? Is there a spectrum of identity that allows people to be their most authentic selves and also allows the people around them to connect productively?

Join the conversation to share your thoughts, concerns, questions and expertise. Can’t wait to break bread, break barriers and break the silence with you.

Recommended Reading

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Definitions Human Rights Campaign

Understanding Gender Gender Spectrum

How Science helps us understand gender  National Geographic

Sexual Orientation and Gender Planned Parenthood

 

Experts

Sergio/Evora Baden | Executive Director and Founder

In 2016, Sergio/Evora founded Label Me Human. LMH is a social impact campaign that was designed to create context and understanding around what it means to be human being. The goal is for LMH to empower the individual while uniting the collective by showing our similarities and differences within the same frame.  By challenging how we see ourselves and others Sergio/Evora forces us to recognize the power of community while celebrating the uniqe traits that allow each of us to add value to our family neighbors and community at large.

Robyn L. Stukalin, MS, LCSW

Robyn is a psychotherapist in private practice and has been working with trans* identified and gender non-conforming people since the early 90s. For over a decade she was part of the multi-disciplinary team at Tom Waddell Health Center’s gender specialty clinic, “Transgender Tuesdays,” the first public health clinic in the US to provide hormones and anti-androgen therapies, based on the informed consent model. She has worked towards creating equal access to health care for trans* patients and on training mental health providers in best practices to support gender affirming surgeries.

Robyn has masters' degrees in social work and counseling from San Francisco State University, she completed her BA at Stony Brook University, in psychology and philosophy. Most recently, she completed the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program at the SF Center for Psychoanalysis. A member of the American Psychoanalytic Association’s Committee on Gender and Sexuality, she dedicates a portion of her practice to working with members of the trans* community on a sliding scale basis.

Kelly Herrick 

Kelly recently traded a corporate life in Enterprise software to become the owner of Barlovento Chocolates. Kelly is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community and on the Human Rights Campaign Steering committee through 2016. 

Partners

Chef Brenden Darby

Sponsors

Grand Bakery Oakland

Barlovento Chocolate