The Evolution Continues: The Annual Black Transmen, Inc Transgender Advocacy Conference Returns for a 2nd time to Celebrate “The Power of You!”
Dallas, TX, November 09, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- On March 13-17th, 2013 The 2nd Annual Black Transmen Advocacy will take place at the impeccable Hilton Doubletree hotel-Dallas Campbell Centre in Dallas, TX. Themed “The Power of You”, the subsequent conference will be an empowering compilation of education workshops and lively entertainment that will endow attendees with the understanding of the profound power we all possess to be agents of change. The 1st Annual Conference, themed "Stepping Up and Stepping Out," was the prologue to the critical impact the transgender community is making for positive social change. Once again, hundreds of people from multiple areas of the world will gather in unity and celebration of the collective power of community. Black Transmen Inc is on the forefront of transgender services for people of color and strives to advance the transgender community as a whole.
Black Transmen, Inc is making a reputation as a beacon to a movement that is removing barriers and building coalitions that will help enhance the quality of life for thousands of people. The 2nd Annual Advocacy Conference will address disparities with resolutions, featuring comprehensive training workshops on leadership, alliance and community building, a Career Fair and a Health and HIV/AIDS Fair. Seminars for transmen, transwomen, youth, aging and spouses continue to inspire a positive, national social movement that crusades for equality, nurtures the human experience and uplifts transgender communities. As BTMI deepens its partnership with its sister group, Black Transwomen, it is anticipated that many more women will be in attendance to share knowledge, education, and stories of both struggle and success.
As the first national non-profit organization advocating for the needs of African American transgender people, BTMI hopes to remain an indispensible resource providing reliable outlets of support for the trans-identified community. Through encouraging healthy identity growth, education, and advocacy, the organizational aim is to “Become the change you want to see in the world”, as their motto states. “Educating and encouraging individuals to have pride, security and confidence in themselves”, says Brown “is a crucial component to our united effort to reface negative images of ourselves and our communities. As Black men and women of trans experience,” Brown continued, “choosing to live freely, often comes at a precarious costs. We not only heighten our adversity as double or triple minorities in greater society, but even within the African American community. We have the power to change this and our time is now!”
The four-day conference is comprised of powerful workshops and lively entertainment, all geared towards empowering the transgender community and educating our greater social community in the area of Gender & Sexual Identity and social change. Entertainment highlights for the event include TransManifest Live!, an incomparable showcase from the SLGBTQIH community boasting talents of singing, spoken word, comedy and more! Also, back by demand, the Boyz to Men Mini Ball with new, exciting categories. Don’t miss the most impressive black-tie affair, the Black Transmen, Inc. Awards Dinner where pioneers, activists and trailblazers are honored for their work to move the community forward, dismantling impediments that deny human and legal rights. Enjoy an evening of enchantment dancing the night away encircled by a breathtaking panoramic view of the beautiful city lights. New conference events are planned to include The BTMI Book Fest featuring voices of LGBTQ authors, “Hats Off" Benefit Luncheon - Celebrating The Power of Women, A Meeting of the Minds – The Gentlemen’s Debate and our exquisite Mr. & Miss Black Transmen Inc pageant.
The conference is always free to registered guest and VIP privileges to BTMI members. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience.
Black Transmen Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that extends an invitation to volunteers, advertisers, in-kind donators, and sponsors to help its Second Annual Transgender Advocacy Conference exceed all expectations. BTMI is eligible for government and private grants as well as tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts. Contributions donated to Black Transmen, Inc are fully tax-deductible.
For more information about Black Transmen, Inc., its upcoming event, or to contact its director, visit http://retreat.blacktransmen.org or http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2592680778# or call us at 1+855-BLK-TMEN.