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Being Transgender in a World of Misconceptions (Grand Rapids)Date:
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Front Studio – Wealthy Theatre Annex (see map below)
1110 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
Phone: (616) 706-2029
In celebration of Pride Month, CFI Member Erica Mack joins us to share her journey from conservative Christian youth minister to an openly secular, and openly transgender woman and activist. Erica hopes to provide a window into what it means to live a transgender life in a world of misconceptions.
The Wealthy Theatre Annex is two buildings down from the main Theatre Building – See Map below.
FREE Parking is available in the Wealthy Theatre lot behind the Theatre and Annex Buildings via Barth/Sigsbee or the driveway East of the Annex Building. Street parking is also free after 5pm. Handicap parking is available immediately behind the Annex Building.
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Contact: Jennifer Beahan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 616-698-2342
About Erica Allie Mack
Member, CFI Michigan
Erica has been part of the transgender community for over 30 years and most recently has become significantly more of an activist. She describes herself as being a full-time tightrope walker learning the art of simultaneously balancing two lives in two different genders. Most of the time successfully. She started out her career as a youth minister. Attempting to live a conservative life style as a way of holding back and hiding her true feelings. Most of the time unsuccessfully. Through almost 39 years of learning how to dance with a very conservative partially disabled Christian wife. Erica has gained a perspective that few seem to have and a desire to share her story in a nonthreatening way with all people, conservative and liberal alike. In a time where tribalism abounds, Erica remains optimistic and hopeful for a bright future where we can all learn to prosper together.