onePULSE Foundation, the not-for-profit established following the June 12, 2016 tragedy to honor and preserve the legacy of those killed and to create a sanctuary of hope, has announced its free virtual film screening of The Transgender Experience, which is being held Wednesday, February 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The film screening and panel discussion called Conversation Starters, is part of a broader Conversation Series, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Central Florida Foundation, Lockheed Martin, Orlando Utilities Commission, and Skanska USA Building, Inc.

Conversation Series is part of Foundation’s onePULSE Academy, which is committed to positively impact change at the individual, group and community levels“The three films allow the audience to see the humanity of trans people,” said Dr. Earl Mowatt, vice president of education for onePULSE Foundation. “Whether you are straight, gay lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, or anywhere in between, this presentation is a great opportunity for you to learn more about a community who is often misunderstood.”

Mowatt is co-facilitating the panel discussion with Nikole Parker, director of transgender equality for Equality Florida. The panelists include: Angela Denk, mom of a transgender son and former partner of a transgender woman; Angelica Jones/Sanchez, LGBTQ+ advocate, entertainer and Pulse survivor; Brita Jackson, president/owner of Arquette Model Agency; and Jaime Jara, high school educator and mom of a transgender daughter.

To RSVP for The Transgender Experience, please select this link: Conversation Series - The Transgender Experience

About onePULSE Foundation

onePULSE Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated to manage the design and construction of the permanent national memorial and museum dedicated to the PULSE tragedy.

onePULSE’s mission is to create and support a national memorial that opens hearts, a museum that opens minds, educational programs that open eyes and legacy scholarships that open doors. Its vision is to establish a sanctuary of healing and a beacon of hope by memorializing the lives taken, the lives saved, and all the lives affected by the Pulse nightclub tragedy of June 12, 2016 – ensuring Pulse’s legacy of love lives on forever. For more information, visit https://onePULSEfoundation.org/.

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