Thursday, October 24 | 6:00 PM
The Bently Reserve
301 Battery Street | San Francisco, CA
SPARK!, our largest annual celebration, brings together over 400 of our supporters and partners to celebrate our victories, recommit to justice, and the advancement of rights for TGNC (trans and gender nonconforming) people. Won’t you join us?
Purchase your tickets or become a Sponsor today to help us reach our goal of $150,000! Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, your commitment goes to the very heart of our community-driven strategies that advocate for self-determination for all people.
2019 Claire Skiffington Vanguard Award Honoree
We are thrilled to announce this year’s Claire Skiffington Vanguard Award Honoree! This award recognizes community members who have been working for transgender equality for 10 years or more. For a variety of reasons and in diverse ways, these leaders have been—or are—the movement’s vanguards:
Mattee Jim is of the Zuni People Clan and born for the Towering House People Clan; this is how she identifies as a Dineh (Navajo). A transgender advocate, trainer, consultant, and extraordinary person, Mattee has been a leader in HIV prevention and trans advocacy for 20 years on national, state, and local levels. Based in New Mexico, she leads HIV prevention programs at First Nations Community HealthSource in Albuquerque and serves as Community Co-Chair for the New Mexico Community Planning and Action Group, working on HIV prevention in the state. Mattee’s legacy includes leadership roles with the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, the Circle of Harmony HIV/AIDS Wellness Conference (now in its 14th year), and the Southwest Indigenous Women’s Coalition Native LGBTQ2S Council. Mattee’s Journey has been a Blessed one since she started her sobriety several years ago.
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