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Being Transgender in a World of Misconceptions (Grand Rapids)

June 12, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Wealthy Theatre Annex – Front Studio (map below)
1110 Wealthy Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


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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.

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Exterior image of the Wealthy Theatre Annex Building
Wealthy Theatre Annex Building – 1110 Wealthy St. SE

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.


After the meeting, join us at Brick Road Pizza, just down the block at 1017 Wealthy St SE in Grand Rapids, to continue the conversation, and enjoy food & drinks. View Map

CFI MI values the full participation for all attendees at our events, including individuals with disabilities, in accordance with our Event Culture and Expectations Policy. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event.

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Cost: FREE / Suggested Donation $5. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, michigan@centerforinquiry.net, 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.