Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Moni's Headed To Netroots Nation 2019!
I'm headed back to Philadelphia for the first time since Creating Change 2017 to check out the 2019 edition of Netroots Nation. If my flight left on time at 11:00 AM CDT the Air Marshal is already winging her way to the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.
Even better, I'm doing so on a nonstop flight.
The reason I'm leaving H-town today is because I'm participating in the Netroots Connect LGBTQ Pre-Conference event that's happening tomorrow starting at 8 AM EDT.
That 2012 one was held in Providence, RI and I was there to participate in the first ever all-trans panel on the subject of trans bloggers doing so for social justice and trans visibility.
It would be 2016 before I got to attend another one in St Louis, MO and start my streak of consecutive Netroots Nation events. It was also memorable for me because I walked away from it as the 2016 Netroots Nation Pundit Cup champion
Netroots is also one in which I get to hang out with and see many of my peeps who are involved in progressive politics at the local, state and national level and meet new ones..
Sadly, it closed in 2017 and was demolished for a new hotel.
On that note, I'm so ready to see what transpires at this year's edition of Netroots Nation Since the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination has begun, there will be a presidential forum during this year's event that will take place on Saturday from 3-6 PM
Also looking forward to spending some quality time with my Philly trans fam when I'm not at the convention center.
Here's I come again Philly! Break out the cheesesteaks.