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Be the Change, and Raise Money for CCA this Month!

Be the Change, and Raise Money for CCA this Month!


Be the Change: Transgender Rights for Youth

A Porter Square Books event to benefit Cambridge Camping Association

Join upcoming memoirist and transgender rights advocate Mimi Lemay as she discusses her family's journey toward understanding, acceptance and finally, outspoken advocacy for their young transgender son. Mimi will also discuss the effort in Massachusetts to roll back the Accomodations bill.

Mimi is the proud parent of a 7-year-old transgender son, Jacob. She began her advocacy shortly after the transition of her son from assigned female to affirmed male at the age of four, when an essay she wrote went viral (A Letter to my Son Jacob on His 5th Birthday, The Lemay’s went on to appear on NBC Nightly News, CBS News, MSNBC, NPR, Agence France Presse and the Boston Globe. Mimi is writing a memoir weaving her own experiences growing up in, and ultimately leaving, her strict Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, and her adult life parenting a trans child. 

Cambridge Camping a 124 year old nonprofit that serves 450 low-income, urban youth/year by providing them with meaningful summer camp programs.

Event Date: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 3:00-4:00pm

Event Address (free parking, Porter Square T stop):
Porter Square Books

25 White St.Cambridge, MA 02140

There is no charge for this event

20% of sales from 3PM-5PM will be donated to Cambridge Camping
For more information, or 617-864-0960