A new docuseries brings the expertise of Ackerman faculty to a national audience. Faculty members Lois Braverman, Keren Ludwig, Jean Malpas, Fiona True, and Faculty Emeritus, Virginia Goldner consulted on the production of Showtime’s Couples Therapy, which brings viewers into the experience of authentic couples therapy sessions.
Ackerman’s upcoming Moving Families Forward gala is featured on Broadway World. The piece highlights the vast accomplishments our 2019 honorees and presenters, and the gala’s theme of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We are thrilled to announce that Gap has launched a nationwide media campaign in partnership with Gender & Family Project Advisory Council member, Jodie Patterson. Jodie and her chosen family are featured alongside GFP Director, Jean Malpas in a creative campaign centered on gender diversity and family acceptance. The 2019 partnership comes ahead of the 50-year mark of the 1969 Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in the movement for LGBTQIA+ equality.
Ackerman’s Center for Families and Health is featured in Prevention.com in the article, How to Talk to Your Kids About Your Cancer Diagnosis. Prevention spoke with Ackerman alum and Center for Families and Health Member, Nell Shanahan, LCSW for her suggestions for ways parents can support their children while dealing with serious illness.
Jean Malpas, Director of Ackerman’s Gender and Family Project is quoted in Vogue Magazine’s August 2017 feature article, “How the Parents of Trans Teens are Fighting for their Kids Lives.”
“[Being a parent of a trans child] is an opportunity for growth,” says Malpas, “It can divide a family, or you can see parents grow tremendously. I have had parents say it woke them up. If their child can be this courageous, then they, too, were inspired.”
Read the full article on vogue.com.
Lois Braverman, Ackerman President and CEO is featured in Guernica Magazine in Interrogating the Limits of Trauma Language, a conversation on sexual abuse narratives in art making and storytelling with artist Rowan Renee and filmmaker and feminist scholar Mila Zuo. View the full article on guernicamag.com.
Ackerman Institute’s Gender & Family Project is featured in Vogue with coverage of Night of a Thousand Genders 2017. View the slideshow and writeup of GFP’s annual fundraising celebration on vogue.com.