Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit Rapidly Approaching

The Second Annual Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit is rapidly approaching.

It's underwritten by the Hollyfield Foundation and sponsored by the Texas A&M GLBT Resource Center, Starbucks, Transgender Foundation of America, Rice University, Frye and Associates, and Equality Texas.

The event is free and is being held on the campus of Rice University in Houston July 20-21. Both sessions in the Kyle Morrow Room of the Fondren Library start at 10:00 AM CDT and end at 4:00 PM CDT.

The registration deadline has passed, but I've been advised by the event organizers you can still register and are encouraged to come. If you do, be advised your food and parking are on your own dime.

The TTNS is a strategy sharing summit in which you can learn what works and what doesn't in terms of changing policies on campuses to protect transgender faculty, staff, and students.

It will also be an opportunity to make connections with persons already doing this work, learn about their successes and failures, and help you get up to speed and involved in the struggle to make Texas college campuses more trans friendly.

The TTNS Organizing Committee is pleased to note that 78 people are already registered to attend the summit from over 18 colleges and universities in Texas.

Here's the map for those of you driving. Rice University is accessible on the METRORail Red Line via the Hermann Park/Rice U station at Fannin and Sunset or the Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo Stations.

The library's address is 6100 Main Street on the Rice University campus.

Looking forward to getting reconnected with and seeing many of my fellow Texas TBLG activists next week.

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