I am Jazz Reading and Discussion

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, CFS joined organizations around the country for a national reading of I Am Jazz. I Am Jazz was written by HRC Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings and author Jessica Herthel and is a first-person account about being transgender. Following the reading of the book, Melissa MacNish, licensed medical health counselor, led a discussion of how parents and educators can be supportive of trans youth. 
Join CFS and organizations around the country for a national reading of I Am JazzI Am Jazz was written by HRC Youth Ambassador Jazz Jennings and author Jessica Herthel and is a first-person account about being transgender. Jennings was one of the first trans children to talk publicly about her identity and the challenges she has faced as a trans youth. This groundbreaking book is often used by schools and families to help children understand transgender youth and adults.

Following the reading of the book, Melissa MacNish, licensed medical health counselor, will lead a discussion of how parents and educators can be supportive of trans youth. Registration for this event is available here.

Now more than ever it is imperative we show our transgender and non-binary youth that they are seen, accepted and loved. Trans youth who go without affirmation face increased risks of depression, substance abuse and suicide attempts. Even if you don't know any trans or non-binary youth in your community, participating in this event is a great way to show your support.
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