It’s Day 2 of the 9th annual edition of the Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit, and it’s the day I get to do my Contemporary Texas Trans History.
I enjoyed Day 1, in which I not only got to hear Babs Siperstein’s speech, but spend some quality time with her Phyllis Frye and a few other folks.
Got a chance to not only hang out with old friends, but meet some new ones in the process.
I mentioned that the Blueberry Festival was happening in Nacogdoches, and one of our events was impacted by it.
Our 5:30 PM reception got cut short of it’s 7 PM end time because of the setup taking place on Main Street in historic downtown Nacogdoches for the Festival.
Us leaving early to ensure the car didn’t get towed from the parking area that was also going to be used for festival vendors allowed me, Kayla, and Rebecca to go back to our now sold our host hotel.
My gameplan was to take a short power nap, then do some more writing and prep for my session, but ended up waking up about 10 PM.
But back to the TTNS Day 2 story.
We’ll be back in the Twilight Ballroom of the Pattillo Student Center for breakfast and to be welcomed by Dr. Janet Tareilo, SFA’s Associate Provost for Academic Affairs.
We’ll then start the concurrent sessions for the day at 9:40 AM before breaking to hear our Day 2 keynote speaker Jeremy Ivester. My session will be part of the Concurrent session block that starts at 12:30 PM.
Once the concurrent session are completed around 3:30 PM, the TTNS closing ceremonies take place with remarks from our emcee Jenifer Rene Pool and TTNS founding Executive Director Josephine Tittsworth before we bring this year’s edition of the Texas Transgender NOndiscrimination Summit to a close.
We’ll then start the countdown to 2018 and bringing the TTNS back where it started, to the University of Houston campus for its 10th Anniversary edition. .