Monday, August 08, 2011

3rd Annual Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit Begins Friday

Can't believe it's been almost a year since the last one.   The time is rapidly approaching for the start of the 3rd Annual Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit

The TTNS is being held on the University of Houston campus August 12-13 and is presented by the hardworking folks of The Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit team, the Houston GLBT Community Center, and the Hollyfield Foundation.  

All of this year's seminar action will be centered in Room 104 of the Roy G. Cullen Building at UH courtesy of our gracious hosts in the University of Houston's Department of  English.

We have people coming from across the Lone Star State to participate, and our keynote speakers this year will be Dr. Paige Schilt on Friday and Meghan Stabler on Saturday.

The TransGriot will be there and it's still not too late to register for those of you who would like to attend.  I'm planning on chronicling and doing posts on the TTNS happenings like I did last year.

I hope to see representatives from our local HBCU's Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M Universities in attendance as well since hello, there are transpeople of African descent who are either walking your campuses, potential students who would like to be doing so or are alums of your institutions whether you are aware of that or not.

To register by mail, send your check made payable to the Houston GLBT Community Center to: 
Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit, P. O. Box 1095, Baytown, Texas 77522 or just have it ready to hand them at the registration desk on Friday morning when you show up for the day's events. 

Regular Registration fee: $20
Student Registration fee: $10

As I mentioned in a previous paragraph, people will be coming from across the state to participate in this TTNS event.  In addition to the dynamic keynote speakers, there will be seminars, workshops, and the opportunity to meet and greet other activists and people across the Lone Star State interested in advancing civil rights inside and outside the education realm for transgender Texans

And oh yeah, did I mention the chocolate break?

See y'all on Friday and Saturday.

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