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The Book of Our Lives: A Workshop on Storytelling with Cecilia Gentili

September 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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The goal of this workshop with trans activist and storyteller Cecilia Gentili is to empower participants to use narrative as a way to heal, move an audience and gain the confidence to share their experiences with others.  Through community sharing, participants will dissect stories presented by Cecilia Gentili to learn and determine the best ways to develop their own personal stories to be presented to others.

The cost to attend this lecture is $10. To register, please visit Cave Canem’s Eventbrite Box Office. Space is limited.


This workshop prioritizes the participation of trans people of color. If cost is a barrier to attendance please contact [email protected] as soon as possible, as space is limited.

Cecilia Gentili started Transgender Equity Consulting after serving as the Director of Policy at GMHC, the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy from 2016 to 2019.  Originally from Argentina, Cecilia found her passion for advocacy and community service when she started working as an intern at the LGBT Community Center in New York City. From 2012 to 2016, she managed the Transgender Health Program at the Apicha Community Health Center. Cecilia is also contributor to Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, and a board member for Translatina Network, Transcend Legal, Stonewall Community Fund and the New Empire Pride Agenda.

Throughout her career, Cecilia has trained more than 3,000 individuals on a range of issues that include LGBTQ inclusion, immigration, drug use, sexual health, trans sensitivity and intersectionality. She has worked with city, state and federal governments, non and for-profit organizations to ensure that their employees and customers have a seamless experience, and her knowledge has helped organizations bring about lasting and meaningful change. For fun, she loves performing at storytelling and stand-up comedy events where she talks about her life experiences as a Latina transgender woman. Cecilia was a guest star at POSE for their first and second season playing Ms. Orlando.


Cave Canem’s third-floor loft space at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn, New York is mobility-accessible with an elevator at the main entrance to the building. When planning to attend an event at our Brooklyn headquarters, please call 718.858.0000 to let us know that you require wheelchair seating.



September 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cave Canem Suite 310-A
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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