NCJW/Essex Lunch and Learn Features Experts in the Field of Transgender Children


NCJW/Essex is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn – Free to Be He, She, They: Children and Gender Identity – featuring Jamie Bruesehoff, a writer, speaker and mother of a 10-year-old transgender child and an advocate for transgender youth and adults, and Nicole Davis, a licensed Clinical Social Work and Clinical Associate with the Gender and Family Project in New York. The program will take place on Wednesday, November 8, from noon to 2:00 pm.

“Our program will be a unique opportunity to learn about what life is like for families with a transgender child,” explains Shari Harrison, President, NCJW/Essex. “We are thrilled to welcome Jamie Bruesehoff and Nicole Davis to educate and inspire us to look at children and gender identity from different perspectives.” Bruesehoff, an activist mother, and Davis, a family therapist, are leading advocates for transgender children.

Gender identity and expression are central to the way we see ourselves and engage in the world around us. Finding ways for families to support children and knowing where to turn for help can be critically important.

Free to Be He, She, They will be held at Temple B’nai Abraham, 300 E. Northfield Road, Livingston, NJ. Pre-registration is required. NCJW/Essex members: $20; Nonmembers: $25; includes a buffet lunch. To register, please call 973-740-0588 or visit

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