November 2016 Newsletter
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November 2016


The Daily Cardinal is hosting a diverse panel of UW-Madison students and community leaders from the LGBTQ+ community to discuss what it is like to be a transgender or gender non-conforming person in Madison. Panelists—who include Ti Banks of Freedom Inc., Quasia Earth Heru, Ace Hillard, Darla Lannert and Ayden Prehara—will be discussing health-care issues facing trans people, the fluidity of language, the importance of pronouns, and transphobic experiences in classrooms, among other topics. The event will be moderated by Anna Welch, columnist at The Daily Cardinal and program facilitator at Sex Out Loud.
On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Freedom Inc. honored black survivors of many violence but specifically domestic violence at our Black Survivors Awards and Dinner. Black leaders from Freedom Inc. created the space for black victims and survivors and passed out awards. 
Staff walked through select neighborhoods on Monday, October 31, 2016 and handed out candy to youth as part of our Trunk or Treat activity.
Freedom Inc. Co-Executive Director M Adams presented to UW Madison students at the Walk the Walk event on Friday, October 14, 2016.  This event was hosted by Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) and educates students about the many organizations in CSW.


Upcoming Events

Cambodian Temple Event celebrating Kaathen
November 13, 2016
9 am to 3 pm
1848 County Road Mm, Oregon, WI 53575
The Kaathen Robe offering ceremony centers on the temple where offerings of new robes and other requisites are given to the monks.  Participants gain merits (good karma) that we can take with us to our next life. 

Freedom Inc. Open House and Hu Plig Ceremony
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Freedom Inc. Offices
1810 South Park Street, Madison WI 53713
Come celebrate our wonderful new space with us and welcome the Hmong new year in a hu plig ceremony. Food, activities and entertainment will be provided.  The Hu Plig is a ceremony performed by the Hmong people to call the spirit to be in good health.

Drop the Mic: QTPOC Youth Open Mic Series
We will be holding a monthly open mic series, providing a safe space for QTPOC Youth to express themselves in song, poetry, dance, instrument, and visual arts.  Saturdays: November 12th, and December 10th at the Freedom, Inc. offices, 1810 South Park Street, Madison WI 53713

Contact us at for more info on upcoming events!

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