Thursday, May 10, 201812pm - 1:30pm
Willy Wilkinson will provide an overview of terms, concepts, and identities associated with LGBTQ communities and address access and legal issues that impact LGBTQ groups. Willy will explore and share culturally competent best practices for addressing and working with LGBTQ individuals and families.
Willy Wilkinson, MPH, is an award-winning writer and public health consultant who has provided training and consultation services for hundreds of community health organizations, businesses, and educational institutions on how to provide equal access for LGBTQ populations. He has worked extensively with mental health providers throughout the state of California to develop their capacity to effectively serve diverse LGBTQ populations. Willy earned a master’s in Public Health in Community Health Education from UC Berkeley, and a bachelor’s in Women’s Studies from UC Santa Cruz. He is the recipient of a National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association award, and the Transgender Law Center Vanguard Award, and is recognized on the Trans 100. Willy’s memoir, Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency, blends his intersectional experiences of race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, and parenthood with lessons from the fields of cultural competency, public health, and policy advocacy.