Panel to Discuss Transgender Issues

Nov 10, 2021

Cal U's interim chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer will moderate the virtual conversation Nov. 17.

transgender panel discussion

Sheleta Camarda-Webb, interim chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officer at California University of Pennsylvania, will moderate “Black Trans Lives Matter” noon-1 p.m. Nov. 17.

The meeting, part of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh Action Conversations on Race, will be held on Zoom and Facebook Live. Register at

Panelists are John “Dez” Easter III, chief programming officer, True T Pittsburgh; Alexander Smithson, board member, TransYOUniting and Proud Haven; and Dena Stanley, founder and director, TransYOUniting.

“This panel continues the very important discussion on the intersecting identities of sexuality and race, bringing greater awareness and understanding to the Black transgender community and the fight for inclusivity and equity in the greater community,” Camarda-Webb said.

“These types of conversations are important to the work we do in our campus community to advocate, support and bring awareness to our transgender students and others at the University.”

The event is presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network.