Sunday, December 6, 2015

Willy Wilkinson To Present Trans Cultural Competency Workshops at 2nd Asterisk Trans* Conference

Willy Wilkinson's new book on cultural competencies.

Seasoned public health consultant and cultural competency trainer Willy Wilkinson will provide practical tools and resources at the 2nd Asterisk Trans* Conference to help community health providers, social workers, educators, and other trans advocates create trans-affirming environments and services. He will present two workshops, one on trans cultural competency knowledge and one on case studies to develop best practices.

Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning transgender writer and public health consultant who has been advocating for marginalized populations since the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. A dynamic and engaging speaker who is recognized widely for his expertise in transgender issues, Willy has trained and provided consultation services for hundreds of community health organizations, businesses, and educational institutions on how to provide equal access for LGBT populations.

Willy earned a Masters in Public Health in Community Health Education from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Women’s Studies from UC Santa Cruz. Willy is the recipient of a National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Excellence in Writing Award, and the Transgender Law Center Vanguard Award, and is recognized on the Trans 100. He is the author of the new book Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency. Learn more at