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Women of Color of Trans Experience in
Leadership, Advocacy, & Mentorship

A National Virtual Summit

Women of Color of Trans Experience in
Leadership, Advocacy, & Mentorship

A National Virtual Summit

Women of Color of Trans Experience in
Leadership, Advocacy, & Mentorship

A National Virtual Summit

Hosted by Transformations Youth Organization

Hosted by Transformations Youth Organization


Schedule & Workshops

Wednesday

August 11, 2021

This morning sessions on the first day (Wednesday, August 11, 2021) will be advertised as the 201s and overview models to kick us off into the summit. These are meant to be more broad in focus and anyone who attends may find these informative and helpful.

Event/Workshop

Description

Speaker(s)

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Morning Open & WelcomeWelcome & greeting by Co-Hosts will help center us for the day and also do land acknowledgementHosts:
Joss Barton & Gabrielle Inès Souza
Speaker:
Candi Brings Plenty
10:00 AM11:00 AM12:00 PM1:00 PM
Trans 201:
Cause Y'all Should Already Know Some Stuff...

This refresher course will quickly review trans terminology, identity, and experiences, as well as give a deeper dive into the basic types of issues trans women of color face navigating systems of supportHosts:
Joss Barton & Gabrielle Inès Souza
10:15 AM11:15 AM12:15 PM1:15 PM
Medical Overview Model, Estrogen, & Feminine Surgical Intervention Training & ConversationOverview of trans feminine procedures & access to medical care, WPATH model & informed consent, how estrogen affects your body, etc. A medical provider will be in conversation with women of color of trans experience guests who will ask deeper-dive questions, as well as questions coming in from participantsPresenter:
Dr. Meredith Gray, MD

Guests:
Marissa Miller, Joss Barton, Gabrielle Inès Souza, & Carmen Xavier
11:15 AM12:15 PM1:15 PM2:15 PM
State of Trans Rights & LegislationAn overview on trans rights & legislation affecting us as well as a quick know-your-rights trainingSpeaker:
Bryanna A. Jenkins, Esq.
12:45 PM1:45 PM2:45 PM3:45 PM
Summit Icebreakers & Participant Check-In:
Building the Momentum
The summit hosts will facilitate a community check-in and greet folx as they enter the space and have activities planned to uplift the different folks attending. Will also have a slideshow playing to uplift some phenomenal new activists/leaders among women of color of trans experience and established leadersHosts:
Joss Barton, Marissa Miller, & Gabrielle Inès Souza
1:30 PM2:30 PM3:30 PM4:30 PM
Transformations Summit Official Kick-OffWhy Now - Kick Off & Reflections from Co-Hosts & Transformations LeadershipHosts:

Joss Barton & Gabrielle Inès Souza

Welcome:
Kelly Nou

Reflection:
Merrique Jenson
2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM5:00 PM
Bad A** Leaders:
Future voices from Young Women of Color
Young women of color of trans experiences will share about the work they are doing in their communities. We will provide the opportunity to shine and uplift young leaders and highlight the projects they are leadingModerator:
Kelly Nou
Guests:
Beverly Ross, Sahara Chanté Miller, & Jade Careaga
2:30 PM3:30 PM4:30 PM5:30 PM
Signature Keynote Conversation: A Black Trans Women Intergenerational Conversation: Grounding Ourselves in the WorkEstablished Black women of trans experiences who are established leaders will participate in a discussion on what is expected and required of us to do this work. The highs and lows of being in leadership, the epidemic of violence disproportionately impacting Black trans women, and sharing some wisdom with the younger generations on what to expect and how to remain resilient, living their truths, and doing the work. (Please note - this conversation will embrace candid conversation and share stories navigating violence.)Moderator:
Marissa Miller


Guests:
Korea Kelly, Dee Dee Watters, Dominique Morgan, Mila Jam, & Hope Giselle
3:35 PM4:35 PM5:35 PM6:35 PM
A Summit KiKi Performance SeriesWomen of color of trans experiences who are fierce artists and performers will showcase their artistic word, including spoken word, poetry, monologues, and rap.Performers: Lila Star Escada, Joss Barton, P. Nykole, & Drayla Vanrachack5:15 PM6:15 PM7:15 PM8:15 PM

Thursday

August 12, 2021

Event/Workshop

Description

Speaker(s)

Pacific

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Morning Welcome / Quick Centering ActivityJoss & special guest will help center us for the day and also do land acknowledgementHosts:
Joss Barton & Gabrielle Inès Souza
Speaker:
Candi Brings Plenty
9:00 AM10:00 AM11:00 AM12:00 PM
Hot Topics with the Dolls:Join Summit hosts Joss & Gabby, along with Merrique from Transformations and special guest Mica Cole, as we discuss the most current hot topics hitting our social media and news feeds. Topics will include the role of HIV activism and DaBaby, Blac Chyna and Tyga's recent spat from men who love us, cis women of color & trans women of color, the role of parents of color raising their trans children, such as celebs Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union raising their trans daughter Zaya, the importance of To Wong Foo, RuPaul's Drag Race, Pose, @Zola & Veneno in gay men and trans women narratives, and how trans women of color navigate the challenges & tensions in White trans and nonbinary communities. Panelists:Joss Barton, Gabrielle Inès Souza, Merrique Jenson, & Mica Cole9:15 AM10:15 AM11:15 AM12:15 PM
Working for the Coin & the Cause: Non Profit Employment & What to ExpectWomen of color of trans experiences who serve as non-profit leaders will share what to expect, lessons learned and strategies to maintain sanity and boundaries working in community NPOS.Moderator:Merrique Jenson

Guests:
Joelle Bayaa-Uzuri Espeut, Zahara Bassett, and special guest
10:15 AM11:15 AM12:15 PM1:15 PM
Living in the Heartland:
Experiences of Growing Up in the Ozarks & Rural Midwest
A discussion on what the experiences living in rural, Midwest, and Southern Ozark region as a woman of color of trans experience look like and what is offered or lacking in support. We will also share resources and strategies for young girls of color of trans experience on ways to find community and thrive.Moderator:
Joss Barton

Guests:
Valaree Love,Josie Price, & Merrique Jenson
11:30 AM12:30 PM1:30 PM2:30 PM
"Live from the 2021 Summit" Box No 512 Podcast: Grown Black Trans Women TalkLearn more about these amazing women and their popular new podcast series here.
Podcast Hosts:
Simaya Charlize-Theresa Turner & Bryanna A. Jenkins, Esq.
1:00 PM2:00 PM3:00 PM4:00 PM
The Hustle of Love & Dating:The Real T Behind Relationships, Sex, & the AppsThis "real talk" conversation will dive into the realities of dating & sex love while trans. Will include real talk tips about sex work, harm reduction, disclosure, hustling, and how to navigate what also comes up with the dolls. (Please note - this conversation will embrace candid conversation and share stories navigating violence.)Moderator:
Gabrielle Inès Souza

Guests:
Gia Bleu, Marissa Miller, Jade Careaga, Carmen Xavier, Kelly Nou, & Treshawn Roberts
2:30 PM3:30 PM4:30 PM5:30 PM
Harm Reduction & Staying Safe:
Tips, Strategies, & Wisdom on Moving Through Community as a Trans Young Woman of Color
Established activists and advocates who are women of color of trans experience will guide us in a conversation and skill-sharing session on tips and strategies to stay safe. We will explore what harm reduction looks like for trans women and also provide real-life insight into the realities of what it means to be young, a woman of color, and trans moving through community, school, family, and personal relationships.Moderator:
Joelle Bayaa-Uzuri Espeut,

Guests:
Tabytha Gonzalez, Bamby Salcedo, MA, & Tatyana Moaton
4:00 PM5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM
Closing Thoughts & Reflections: Where Do We Go From Here?We will share recaps of the summit, takeaway moments, final thoughts & visions going forward. We are curious to examine the prompts, "What does our movement need and what do we individually need?" Hosts:
Joss Barton, Gabrielle Inès Souza, Kelly Nou, & Merrique Jenson
5:00 PM6:00 PM7:00 PM8:00 PM

Share your Truth!

Submit a Question, Comment, or Share your Experience for the Summit!

  • Have a comment, experience, or topic area you would like to be explored within the workshop session?
  • Got a specific question for one of our speakers or artists at the summit?
  • Wanna share a shout-out to the summit or specific workshop panelists?
If you see a workshop session, speaker, or artist that you'd like to know more about, this is your chance to get those questions in before the summit even begins! When submitting a question, we'd love to know your first name and identities (age, gender, race, and where you're located!) Please feel to send any questions or feedback about the summit. This will help the hosts and speakers guide the conversation as we shape it to participants' specific interests and also help answer your questions during their session. Of course, you can always ask questions or share feedback, affirmations and experiences during the summit as well!

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