Wednesday night’s RON Talks features CFAX news anchor James Gardner and the organizers behind the new Repair Cafe Saanich.
Gardner will share the story – an already public story – of his transition from female to male.
He’ll also debunk some myths about being transgender, while discussing the future of transgender rights in North America.
It’s very topical given the indignant treatment of a transgendered woman by Crystal Pool staff in Victoria last week, said organizer Colin Plant. The Claremont secondary teacher runs RON Talks outside of his role as a Saanich councillor.
Also, the people behind the Saanich Repair Cafe, Shellie MacDonald, Emmet McCusker and Michele Murphy, will talk about their inaugural event on Oct. 17 and clarify just what a repair cafe is.
Wednesday’s Royal Oak Neighbourhood (RON) Talks are at 7 p.m. at Crumsby’s Cafe, 4525 W. Saanich Rd.