Tuesday, July 12, 2022
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CDT | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MDT | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT
11:00 am – 12:00 pm AKDT | 10:00 am – 11:00 am HDT | 9:00 am – 10:00am HST
Reyna Ortiz is a proud Trans/Two Spirit woman who was born and raised in Chicago. Her experiences navigating through this society openly as a Trans woman for almost thirty years have given her a great understanding of the needs in her community. Reyna is an advocate, activist and author fighting for the rights of the Trans and gender non-conforming community. Reyna works hands on with her community, providing vital resources such as housing, legal, medical, and employment assistance, as well as empowerment groups, and has dedicated herself to building and working with her Trans community.
Ji Hye Kim, JD (she/her) is the Executive Director of KAN-WIN, a nonprofit with a mission to eradicate gender-based violence especially for women and children across Asian American communities and beyond. Ji Hye has been with the agency for 12 years during which she has provided crisis intervention and legal advocacy for survivors as well as spearheaded the agency’s culturally appropriate community engagement efforts. Ji Hye graduated from Northwestern University in 2002 and received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2008.
Heain Chung, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP is the Director of Direct Services at KAN-WIN. She has worked at KAN-WIN for 7 years, providing direct services including supervision, government grants management, and counseling and therapy to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, with vast experience working on and presenting trauma-informed services, child abuse, sexual assault, and elderly abuse. Before joining KAN-WIN, Heain spent 6 years at Heartland Alliance, where she worked with unaccompanied children at high risk of human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, and community violence. She provided therapy to the elderly for two years in private practice. She obtained her Masters of Social Work and International Development degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.
Reyna Ortiz, Ji Hye Kim, JD, and Heain Chung, MSW, LCSW, ICDVP