Sunday, May 20, 2012

2012 Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit Rapidly Approaching

Another one of our local activism events that is increasingly drawing a nice crowd from around the Houston area and the state is rapidly approaching.   It's the Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit that is co-presented by the Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit (TTNS) and the Transgender Foundation of America (TFA).

I haven't missed it since I returned home and enjoyed covering the 2010 TTNS event and the 2011 TTNS events in TransGriot blog posts. 

The 4th annual Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit will take place at UH-Clear Lake on July 20-21 and this year will be hosted by the UHCL International Intercultural Student Services (IISS)-Women’s and GLBT Resource Center at the University Of Houston-Clear Lake.

The TTNS will start at 9 AM CDT and the University of Houston-Clear Lake is located at 2700 Bay Area Blvd in Clear Lake, near NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.

Who is invited to attend the TTNS and why?  If you're wishing to help gain transgender rights at Texas colleges and universities in their institutional policies, or seeking to learn more about the Texas transgender community, you are cordially invited to attend this strategy sharing summit.  

You'll learn what works and what does not work in changing policy on campuses to protect transgender faculty, staff, students, and allies.

You'll also make connections with those persons in the Houston area and around the state already doing this work. Learn from their successes and experiences. Gain insight and create a supportive network of interested like-minded individuals,.activists, academics and institutions and get some continuing education credits in the process for an additional $10.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for LBSW, LMSW, LCSW, LPC, and LMFT  

The keynote speakers for TTNS 2012 will be on July 20; Dr. Jean Latting, author of Reframing Change and on July 21 Dr. Genny Beemyn, Director Stonewall Center, University of Massachusetts.

Registration is $10 for students and $20 for all others.

If you need additional information concerning the TTNS, how to submit panel discussion proposals you simply Email for info and registration, call 832-409-3363 or address any snail mail correspondence to the following address.

P. O. Box 1095
Baytown, Texas 77522

Hope to see some of you at UH-Clear Lake

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