SPARK TALKS: Transgender 101 and Ally Tools 3/4/19

Monday, March 4, 2019 6:30pm - 8pm


Nationally Recognized Speaker, Ellie Krug in a free community training on transgender and allyship.

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About the Talk

What does it mean to be transgender or gender nonconforming in America in 2019? What are the challenges this collective community faces? To what extent does society even understand that need for humans to live authentically? And, how can cisgender (non-trans or gender nonconforming) persons be supportive, especially to teens and youth who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming? 

Join attorney, national speaker, author/columnist and radio host Ellie Krug as she speaks about this important topic. The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change, Ellie trains on human inclusivity across North America to Fortune 100 companies, colleges/universities, nonprofits and government entities. This is a rare opportunity to hear from someone with perspective shaped through living in two separate genders.


A new series of conversations and trainings offered by The Spark Mill to our clients and friends. Our goal is to offer one of a kind opportunities to learn about trends and current events we see impacting your companies and organizations.

Speaker Bio

Ellen (Ellie) Krug (pronounced“Kroog”), transitioned from male to female. She later became one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. From 2011 to 2016,she served as the executive director of Call for Justice, LLC, a Minneapolis legal nonprofit that was conferred an American Bar Association award for innovatively increasing legal access.The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie has presented on diversity and inclusion to governmental entities, court systems, Fortune 100 companies, law firms, nonprofits, and colleges/universities on nearly 800 occasions.