Wed, Nov 18, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Action Evenings and the UCV Genders & Sexualities Alliance present:
All Genders Welcome
We are very happy to have Morgane Oger present on trans rights in the workplace.
Karen Bartlett will introduce Morgane.
Morgane hosts a website here: https://www.ogerfoundation.ca/
Morgane Oger speaking on Trans rights in the workplace
Born in France and raised in Vancouver, Morgane Oger spent 25 years working as an international High-Tech consultant specialized in robotics, FINTEC, Energy, Search And Rescue, Internet, and Telecoms industries and is on the Canadian Technology Management team of an international big-box electronics retailer.
With a track record of activism dating back to the 1990s focused on systemic injustice, this transgender mom lives with her two school-age children in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Morgane Oger’s work as a community organizer and changemaker is recognized for its success reaching the hearts and minds of others by working with everyone and convincing opponents there is better way.
Morgane has helped others throughout Canada win significant victories on issues focused around equality and inclusion at all levels of Government and successfully spearheaded the push to convince Canadians to support human rights law that protects us all against discrimination based on gender identity or expression.
Morgane Oger is the founder of the Morgane Oger Foundation which helps narrow the gap between Canada’s laws and the experience of people on the ground who face systemic discrimination because of who they are. Through the foundation, Morgane drives public-policy change for a more-inclusive society and supports vulnerable persons in BC and elsewhere. This includes developing free technological solutions to help people facing systemic discrimination address hate-motivated violence and supporting the Canadian Human Rights Commission to advocate for Transgender persons engaged in its Human Rights tribunal.
With a number of successful policy and law reform wins in municipalities, provinces, and at the federal level behind her – as well as a number of successful interventions on the behalf of the transgender community across Canada, Morgane’s advocacy work was featured in Cannes Short Flims Festival award-winning short documentary “In Alliance (2016)”, as well as “1253 Letters (2017)”, and “Morgane Oger: Moving Forward (2019)”.
In 2019, Morgane Oger won a high-profile precedent-setting human rights case against an anti-LGBT activist that demonstrated once and for all that personal beliefs or the right to free expression do not trump another person’s right to live free of discrimination. The case is now widely cited in other legal cases.
Among her awards, in 2018 Morgane was awarded the Meritorious Service Award in recognition for her service to Canada in extending human rights for LGBTQ2+ persons.
The UCV Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) will facilitate a discussion on actions we can take to support trans people in our community and beyond after the presentation at 8pm including presenting options for washroom signs at UCV.
Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
Members of the UCV Genders and Sexualities Alliance will be available to stay after 8 pm if you want to discuss this topic or any related topic such as:
- The Welcoming Congregation Renewal Process
- The GSA Monthly meeting
- Washroom Signs
Please arrive early in order to be admitted through the waiting room.
More details will be posted as they are confirmed.