California Transgender Leadership Summit starts tonight at UCSD

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CALIFORNIA ACTIVISTS EXPLORE TRANSGENDER CIVIL RIGHTS AT SAN DIEGO CONFERENCE

(San Diego, March 18, 2009) – More than 200 transgender community members and allies will meet in San Diego on March 27, 2009 for the 4th annual Transgender Leadership Summit. The Summit comes at a critical time for the transgender rights movement, as the current economic crisis has made transgender people even more vulnerable to un- and under-employment, lack of health care access, discrimination, and violence. Even before the most recent downturn, a 2008 study conducted by the Transgender Law Center found that transgender Californians were twice as likely to earn wages below the federal poverty line compared to the state’s general population.

Summit Highlights
Friday, March 27th
7:30pm

Opening Plenary: Making History From Stonewall to Today with Speakers Susan Stryker and Sylvia Guerrero

Saturday, March 28th
9:00am

Welcoming Plenary: The State of the State, with Speakers Masen Davis and Vicky Estrada

4:00pm

Keynote Plenary: Building Powerful Transgender Communities: The New State of the Union, with Speakers Mara Keisling and Miss Major

10:00am-4:00pm

Workshops! Refine your activism and leadership skills with more than 20 workshops featuring some of the most influential minds in the movement.

7:00pm

Host Reception features a preformances by Peterson Toscano of Transfigurations and Coyote Grace

Sunday, March 29th
8:30am

* Building powerful Transgender Faith Communities
with Rabbi Levi Alter

10:00am

* What's Next? The Future of Transgender Equality with Shannon Minter Esq. and Cecilia Chung

This and MUCH MUCH MORE!
http://transgenderlawcenter.org/summit2009...