Saturday, April 02, 2016

In Austin For The Women's Empowerment Conference

There's good news and bad news to start off this

The good news part of it is that I received the opportunity yesterday afternoon thanks to Crystal Solares and my trans fam in the Organization de Trans Latinas en Texas (OLTT)  to do a day trip to Austin to check out the third annual Women's Empowerment Conference happening on the Austin Community College Eastview campus.

And y'all know how much I love road trips.

The bad news part of that was it meant that in order to be there on time for the start of the opening WE Con 2016 sessions at 10 AM,  those of us in Houston would have to get up at 5 AM in order to get on the road by 7 AM for the 180 plus mile drive to Austin so we can get there by 10 AM for the start of the initial session block..

We Con 2016 is a bilingual event sponsored by the Women's Community Center of Central Texas, and is open to women, girls, femmes, trans women, genderqueer and non-binary people and everyone else who is interested in learning about the issues affecting those communities in the Austin and surrounding areas.

Yesterday was the opening night of it, but the business end of WE Con 2016 is happening today starting as you read this post.   Registration opened at 9 AM, and it's still not too late for you peeps in the ATX area to join us.

The ACC Eastview campus is located at 3401 Webberville Rd, and hope I get to see and meet some of my ATX TransGriot readers in the house.   

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