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Joy Ladin's Southern Tour

As the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution, Joy will engage politically and culturally
conservative groups in respectful conversations about gender and how gender is connected to religion, tradition, and
community. Joy also speaks to those who have little to no relationship with people who are transgender. She is an accessible inspiration for those who are gender diverse and those who are allies.

Author of eight books, including Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders, Joy has given a TedTalk and has been on the NPR program, On Being. Additional accomplishments HERE

Joy's Tour is presented by SOJOURN and Jewish Family & Career Services-Atlanta through the Owen Halpern Heritage Fund

Tuesday, August 15 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Congregation Bet Haverim
2074 Lavista Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329                                               This event focuses on how multiple faiths approach gender diversity.  RSVP Here. Find this event on Facebook

Wednesday, August 16 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
JF&CS Clinical Staff Professional Development
JF&CS - Main Campus | 4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.      This event focuses on how clinicians can converse about and best serve people who are gender diverse.  CEUs are available for $20. No cost for those who don't want CEU's                               RSVP Here. Find the event on Facebook

Wednesday, August 16 | 6:15pm - 8:15pm
Emmet O’Neal Library - Birmingham
50 Oak St, Mountain Brook, AL 35213                                             This event is intended to connect with the medical, mental health, faith, and LGBTQ communities around Alabama.
RSVP Here. Find this event on Facebook.

Thursday, August 17 | 7:00 - 9:00 pm                                     Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
1440 Spring St, NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
This event is for the Atlanta Jewish Community to address issues of inclusion in our congregations, organizations, and in our families.     RSVP Here. Find this event on Facebook.