May 3, 2013
Project tells rarely heard stories of transgender Latinos and their allies in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY - Westminster College graduate student Rebecca Valverde presents a photo exhibit "(Trans*)forming Salt Lake City," on display at the Broadway Theater May 1 - 31, 2013.
"(Trans*)forming Salt Lake City" is a photo exhibit that includes poster-size images of individuals who identify as transgender or are allies of transgender Latin@s. Rebecca Valverde developed the project from her thesis while in the Master of Arts in Community Leadership (MACL) program at Westminster College. She compiled narratives of Latin@s who identify as transgender, live in Salt Lake City and are immigrants. Valverde worked with Alex Moya from the Utah AIDS Foundation to identify needs and services for the transgender Latin@, immigrant population in Utah.
Valverde's work recently earned her an invitation to participate in the Sixth Annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) meeting. Valverde joined more than 1,000 college students at Washington University in St. Louis. CGIU recognized Valverde for being a thought leader who is civically engaged in developing solutions to global challenges.
"(Trans*)forming Salt Lake City" will be on display at the Broadway Theater through May and the exhibit is free and open to the public. The project can also be seen beginning May 17, 2013 at the new Utah Pride Center, 255
East 400 South in Salt Lake City. The exhibit is supported by Westminster College, Utah AIDS Foundation, Thomas Guzman Photography, Artes de México en Utah, and the Inside Out Project.
(Trans*)forming Salt Lake City; a transgender photo exhibit
111 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
May 1 - May 31, 2013