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TRANSGENDER UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR TO ADDRESS EMSB HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

MONTREAL,  APRIL 8, 2014 †- Award winning author Joy Ladin will share her amazing story and will reflect on her book A Jewish Journey Between Genders on Friday, April 25, (11 a.m.)  at† Royal Vale School (5851 Somerled) in NDG. This talk has been arranged by the Jewish Public Library, which will feature Ladin the evening before as part of its  Legacy for Learning series.†
  
Joy Ladinís return to Yeshiva University as a woman after receiving tenure as a man made her the first openly transgender employee of an Orthodox Jewish institution and made page-three news in the New York Post. Her memoir of gender transition, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders, was a finalist for a 2012 National Jewish Book Award, winner of a Forward Fives award, and she was named to the 2012 Forward 50 list of influential or courageous American Jews. †Students from a number of EMSB high schools have been invited to be part of this intimate talk and find out how Joy Ladinís transition has affected her as a person and in public life.

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Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca