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Tina Madison White ’82

Tina White is an activist, author, and public speaker.  She is the Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Pride Center, and a member of the board of directors of the Human Rights Campaign.  Tina spent most of her career in the corporate sector. She helped business leaders to transform their organization’s strategies, processes, cultures, and structures. In 2013, Tina embarked on her most ambitious transformation project yet: herself. With the support of her wife, family and colleagues, Tina finally acknowledged the gender she had worked for fifty years to hide.  Today, Tina’s transformation continues. She is learning how to be a community activist and public servant. She speaks and writes on issues of social justice, community, and personal identity. In 2015, she published Between Shadow & Sun: A Husband‘s Journey Through Gender – A Wife’s Labor of Love.

Tina lives in Asheville, North Carolina with Mary, her wife of twenty years. From there, they watch their five children and five grandchildren take on the world.

Events

Personal Identity in an Intersectional World

Saturday, October 6

A diverse panel reflects on the challenges that women face when they also represent one or several stigmatized minorities.

Pre-read: “Teatime in Darjeeling” by Ann Tashi Slater ’84

Moderator: Tina Madison White ’82, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc.

Panelists:

Christina Chica ’15, Doctoral Student in Sociology, UCLA

Morgan Jerkins ’14, Author

Jenny Korn ’96, Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

Ann Tashi Slater ’84, Author and Professor, Japan Women’s University


Events

Small Roundtable Discussions

Saturday, October 6

Moderated informal discussions on topics regarding family, health, financial planning and identity.

#MeToo
Vanessa Tyson ’98
, Associate Professor of Politics, Scripps College; Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399

Envisioning the Future of Cancer Therapy
Jennifer Wheler ’88, SVP Clinical Development TScan Therapeutics
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Identity Politics and the LGBTQ Community
Tina Madison White ‘82, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc.
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Innovations and Solutions in Addressing Addiction
Jessica Hulsey Nickel ’98, Founder, President and CEO, Addiction Policy Forum
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Single Mom by Choice
If you have been thinking about having or adopting a child as a single parent, if you are in the process of trying to become a single mother, or if you are parenting as a single mother by choice, then come join the conversation. This roundtable will discuss things like: how to start, what single parenting really looks like, how to tell your family, friends or even your child, or different ways of becoming a single mother by choice. Come for a casual discussion about becoming a single mother by choice and to connect with others on the journey. (Note: This is not a discussion for single mothers by divorce, but for women who, at least initially, start the process as a sole parent).
Anne-Marie Maman ’84, Executive Director, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Tapping Resilience in a Time of Grief
Jill Smolowe ’77, Author and Certified Grief and Divorce Coach
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Turning the Tables: Caring for Our Aging Parents
Jenni Levy ’82, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room B60A-C

An Unexpected Path: Parenting Young Adults With Mental Illness
Robin Herman ’73, Assistant Dean, Retired, and Hilary Herbold *97, Psychotherapist, Princeton University Counseling and Psychological Services
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room


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