Deadline to Register for BRO Trans Justice Summit Approaching

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

UPDATE: The deadline to register has been extended to Oct. 12.

Basic Rights Oregon will host its second annual Trans Justice Summit this month in collaboration with Portland State University’s Queer Resource Center. The Oct. 20-21 summit will feature keynote speaker Kylar Broadus, founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition and the first out trans person to testify before the U.S. Senate, as well as two days of workshops for trans and genderqueer folks and their allies.

The deadline to register for the summit is Oct. 5 (aka Friday) Oct. 12, so don’t delay in doing so here.

BRO recently released the list of workshops for the event (to be held at PSU’s Smith Memorial Student Union Hall):

Saturday, Oct. 20

Understanding the Standards of Care Leslie Nicholas N.D., Suzanne Scopes N.D., Beth Novi M.S.W., Adrien Wolmark Ph.D. 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Self-Defense Elizabeth Kingson (Tulen Center) 10:00 – 11:30 AM
 Lunch 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Beyond Diversity: Dismantling Racism in Queer and Trans Communities John Joo and tash shatz (Basic Rights Oregon) 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Advocating for Inclusive Health Care in the Workplace Sasha Buchert (BRO), Joe LeBlanc (BRO), Sue Orchard (OHSU) 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Trans Youth Inclusion Lissy Richards and Griffin (TransActive) 1:00 – 2:30 PM
 Break 2:30 – 2:45 PM
Keynote Speaker Kylar Broadus (Trans People of Color Coalition and National Black Justice Coalition) 2:45 – 4:00 PM
Closing and Premier of BRO video discussing trans experiences of health care discrimination 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Sunday, October 21

Workshop Title Presenters Time
Welcome and breakfast Jeana Frazzini (Basic Rights Oregon Executive Director) 9:30 – 10:00 AM
Healthy Sexuality Lupita Mendez (Bradley Angle House), Wyatt Riot (She Bop),  Annamarie Stockwell 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Interrupting Oppressive Moments Ernesto Dominguez, Zan Gibbs 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Trans Movement History and the State of Trans Oregon Marsha Botzer (Ingersoll Gender Center), tash shatz (Basic Rights Oregon) 10:00 – 11:30 AM
 Lunch 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
How a Bill Becomes a Law and Lobbying 101 Jessica Nguyen-Ventura (BRO), Maura Roche (Strategy Works NW) 12:45 – 2:15 PM
Campaign Strategy: How to Build Power Danielle Askini (NW Network for BTLG Survivors of Abuse), Kelli Horvath (Oregon Student Association,) Mario-Parker Milligan (Oregon Student Association) 12:45 – 2:15 PM
Creating Our Own Destinies: The Trans Economic Empowerment Initiative Maceo Persson (Transgender Law Center) 12:45 – 2:15 PM
 Break 2:15 – 2:30 PM
Lift Every Voice: The Black LGBTQ Oregonian Experience Walidah Imarisha, Kodey Park Bambino (BRO) 2:30 – 4:00 PM
How to Tell Your Story to Make Change Sasha Buchert and David McElhatton (BRO) 2:30 – 4:00 PM

If that’s not enough to inspire you, check out this video of Broadus’ testimony before Congress.