UMKC Pierson Auditorium
Celebrating UMKC LGBTQIA Pride Month in collaboration with the University of Missouri-Kansas City LGBTQIA Affairs Council, and LGBTQIA Programs & Services in the Office of Student Involvement.
Angelica Ross: Transgender Entrepreneur, Activist, Model & Actress
From the board room, to film sets, to the White House, Angelica Ross is a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for trans and racial equality. Named, “1st Foot Soldier of the Year” in 2015 by Melissa Harris Perry, Angelica Is the founder of TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that empowers trans and gender nonconforming people through on-the-job training in leadership and workplace skills. Angelica has toured nationally, speaking her powerful mission into action with business leaders, educators, and the President of the United States.
Since studying theater at Florida Atlantic University, Angelica has been featured in film, television, and live theatre. Miss Ross is the breakout star of the upcoming series Her Story, which explores the deeply moving lives and loves of two transwomen in LA. For over ten years, Angelica has directly engaged her communities in order to create opportunities for independence, freedom, and success through social work, entrepreneur and leadership development, business building, and education.
Angelica continues to engage leaders both at home and abroad, teaching, entertaining, and consulting for organizational change that creates space for the rich experiences of trans people and people of color to speak, share their value, and create lasting success.
A devout Buddhist, Angelica walks with compassion and believes that all people have worth — it is only a matter of helping each person find it for themselves.
This event is free, open to the public, and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. While RSVPs are not required, they are highly recommended for this event, as those individuals who submit a RSVP will receive priority seating.
We are committed to ensuring this event is accessible to everyone. Please contact email@example.com if you have any accommodation requests.
Cosponsored in partnership with the UMKC Division of Diversity & Inclusion, UMKC Multicultural Student Affairs; UMKC Women’s Center, UMKC Pride Alliance; and UMKC Trans+.