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Cultivating LGBTQ+ Inclusion — Identity and Self as Instruments for Change
What is it like to simultaneously be a trans person and a professional advocate for trans people?

In honor of June being Pride month, bci’s founder Ritu Bhasin will be joined by special guest M. Dru Levasseur, an openly transgender attorney who is the National LGBT Bar Association’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and former Director of Lambda Legal's Transgender Rights Project, to discuss the power and challenges of employing one’s own identity as a force for change. In this conversational webinar, Ritu will ask Dru a range of questions related to inclusion, authenticity, self-identity and allyship to explore:

· Interrupting transphobia through advocacy in this difficult moment
· Issues of intersectionality including trans mental health and anti-racism in the LGBTQ+ communities
· How to cultivate trans inclusion in the workplace through allyship

Dru and Ritu are excited to hear from you as well! If you have questions that you’d like to have answered in this webinar, please send them to us through the registration form below or by emailing info@bhasinconsulting.com.

Jun 21, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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M. Dru Levasseur
M. Dru Levasseur is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the National LGBT Bar Association, and leads Lavender Law 365, an LGBTQ+ inclusion coaching and consulting initiative for law firms, law schools and workplaces. Previously, Dru was Senior Attorney and Transgender Rights Project Director for Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national legal organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV. He is also the co-founder of the Jim Collins Foundation, a trans-led national nonprofit that funds surgeries for transgender people in need. As a prominent figure in the LGBTQ+ equality movement for 25 years, Dru has extensive experience in law, advocacy, philanthropy and community organizing.