2012 Trans Youth and Parent Summit, Sunday September 16th, 9:30am-4:00pm

There is still time to register for our 2012 Trans Youth and Parent Summit!  This event will take place this coming Sunday, September 16th, 2012 from 9:30am-4:00pm. Registration closes at 5pm on Friday September 14th.

The goal of the Youth summit is for youth 22 and under from Massachusetts/New England that identify with, or could fall under, the label ‘transgender’ or youth who are in some way connected to the transgender youth community, such as partners/friends, to meet and connect with other transgender and gender variant youth. At the summit, youth will have the opportunity to share ideas, learn about their legal rights, learn about the larger transgender community, participate in workshops and fun activities.

There will be a separate track with a full day of programming for parents and/or guardians of transgender and/or gender questioning youth. Parents/Guardians activities include such areas as: addressing legal issues and advocating for your child, health care with Dr. Ralph Vetters of Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center, and time for networking and guided support groups.

This event is free and light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration closes September 16th. This event is closed to the public and only registered participants will be admitted. For more information please contact MTPC at info@masstpc.org or 617-778-0519.

 

 

Youth Schedule

*I AM: Trans People Speak Video Filming with Jesse 10:30am-12:45pm and 2:30pm-3:45pm

9:30am-10:00am – Breakfast

10:00am-10:30am – Opening and Keynote with Micah Domingo

 Micah Domingo is a recent graduate of Boston University’s    International Relations program. He grew up in small town in Southeastern Massachusetts, where his father and mother emigrated to after leaving the apartheid regime in South Africa. From this influence, he began writing poetry and hip hop music, with a political and emotional edge. Since his freshman year of college, he has performed  around the Northeast and Los Angeles.

 

10:30am-11:45am – Identity Support Groups

MTF, FTM, Genderqueer, & Ally/Soffa

11:45am-12:45pm – Ask a Healthcare Provider with Dr. Vetters

Ralph Vetters, MD, MPH, is the medical director of the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center in Boston.

12:45pm-1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm – Workshops (pick one)

Let’s Talk About Relationships with Tre’Andre from The Network/La Red

We have relationships with everyone that we interact with. A healthy relationship is one that is free from violence, shame and guilt about who you are and is built on trust, communication, respect and understanding.

PLAY:  How To Change Your World & Have Fun Doing It
In this interactive theater workshop participants will learn acting and writing techniques used by The Theater Offensive’s True Colors OUT Youth Theater to apply to activism work.

Amplify Your Voice: Make Your Own Media with Jesse

Have you ever made your own YouTube video or I AM: Trans People Speak video? If you have, would you like to learn tips and tricks to make your videos look and sound even better? If you haven’t made a video before, would you like to learn how?

2:30pm-2:45pm- Break

2:45pm-3:45pm- Got LGBTQ Rights with Vickie and Allison of GLAD

LGBTQ students deserve to be able to take full advantage of their education: to attend school in safety, to participate fully in classes and activities, and to have their whole selves treated with respect.

3:45pm-4:00pm- closing circle

 

Parents Schedule

9:30am-10:00am – Breakfast

10:00am-10:30am – Opening and Keynote with Micah Domingo

10:30am -10:40am – Introduction & Welcome from Greater Boston PFLAG with Pam Garramone, Executive Director & Board President Deborah Peeples

10:40am – 11:50am – Panel Presentation and Discussion on the Parent/Child Experience

11:50am -11:55am – Presentation from Susan Maasch from Trans Youth Equality Foundation

11:55-12:40 – Lunch

12:40pm -1:40pm – Workshop with GLAD: Enforcing an Act Relative to Gender Identity in Schools

Massachusetts’ law specifically provides that “no person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and courses of study of such public school on account of their gender identity, among other characteristics.

1:40-1:45 – Break

1:45-2:45 – Ask a Healthcare Provider with Dr. Vetters

Ralph Vetters, MD, MPH, is the medical director of the Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center in Boston.

2:45-2:50 – Break

2:50-3:50 – Support Groups for Parents
This event is free and light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is open until Friday September 14th. This event is closed to the public and only registered participants will be admitted. For more information please contact MTPC at info@masstpc.org or 617-778-0519.

 

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