With us being two weeks away from the start of 2012, it’s time to start saving the dates of the various conferences and events you may wish to know about or simply attend in order to become better educated about and be a better advocate for the transgender community.
One of the events I’ve had the pleasure of taking part in since I’ve come back home is the Texas Transgender Non-Discrimination Summit. So what’s the purpose of the TTNS? Glad you asked.
Basically it’s a strategy sharing event in which we spend two days discussing how we get inclusive transgender rights ensconced in the policies of Texas colleges and universities and other learning institutions.
We talk about what works and what doesn’t work in terms of creating effective changes to policy on those campuses to protect transgender faculty, staff, students, and allies. .
You get the benefits of making connections with people across the state who are already doing this important work and learning from their successes and experiences, gain insights and create a supportive network of like-minded individuals and institutions.
So where and when will it be held in 2012?
The dates for the 4th annual TTNS will be July 20-21 and it will be held on the campus of the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
The event will be hosted by theUHCL International Intercultural Student Services (IISS)-Women’s and GLBT Resource Center at UH-Clear Lake. :
Registration for the TTNS is $10 for students and $20 for others wishing to attend
If you need additional info:
Emailtxtgsummit@gmail.comfor info and registration.Correspondence: TTNS P. O. Box 1095 Baytown, Texas 77522
And yes, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for LBSW, LMSW, LCSW, LPC, and LMFT (CEUs cost $10).
Will definitely be keeping people updated on the Texas Transgender Non-Discrimination Summit as the July 20-21 date draws closer.