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California Transgender Leadership Summit

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

Ttransgender community members, families, and allies join together for this, the first of its kind, two-day event. This Summit provided a unique opportunity to strategize, connect with individuals from across the state and learn or improve important advocacy and activist skills in a variety of areas.

California Transgend...
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California Transgender Leadership Summit

February 17 - 19, 2006

The envent opened on Friday evening with an opening panel discussion and a reception. The workshops started on Saturday, and ran along 3 tracks. There were 3 workshop sessions (one of each track per session). The tracks were Personal Development, Community Building, and Institutional Change.

In the registration area, there was a resource area from which people could obtain information about programs and events throughout California.

Opening Panel Discussion
Bringing our voices together: Developing a shared vision around transgender identity and activism:
Rabbi Levi Alter, President FTM International (Los Angeles); Danielle Castro, Health Education & Training Center (San Jose); Nick Gorton, Physician (Davis); Tracie O’Brien, Transgender Health Project, Family Health Centers (San Diego) Personal Development
Healing Ourselves - becoming leaders: Miss Major, TGI Justice Project (San Francisco); Marty Rawlings, San Francisco Transgender Empowerment, Advocacy & Mentorship – SF TEAM (San Francisco); Valerie Spencer, Activist (Los Angeles)
Advocacy: What does it really mean?
Fundraising strategies for transgender organizations/projects: Margarita Ramirez, Senior Program Officer, Liberty Hill Foundation (Los Angeles); Gayle Roberts, Nonprofit Fundraiser (San Francisco); Rachel White, Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services (Los Angeles)

Community Building
Fostering sustainable coalitions between Transgender communities; Effective communication around identity and privilege: Danny Kirchoff, Equality California (San Francisco)
Community Organizing: Tools and Strategies: Malachi Larabee-Garza, School of Unity & Liberation (San Francisco)
Connecting the dots; sharing strategies for local organizing: Shirley Bushnell, West Hollywood Transgender Task Force, APAIT (Los Angeles); Vicki Ortega, LAGLC (Los Angeles); Hannah Howard, League of Trans Unified Sisters – LOTUS (Los Angeles)

Institutional Change
Public Policy Advocacy: Making change for everyone: AJ Davis, Director of Public Policy, San Diego LGBT Center (San Diego); Pat Magee, OC FTM (Orange County); Tracie O’Brien, Transgender Health Project, Family Health Centers (San Diego)
Economic Empowerment and the Transgender Community: Lisa Kassner, Broadcast Engineer, NABE-CWA Local 53; JoAnne Keatley, Co-Chair, San Francisco Transgender Empowerment, Advocacy & Mentorship – SF TEAM (San Francisco); Lance Toma, Deputy Director, Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center (San Francisco)
Media Advocacy: Developing shared messages and strategies: Nick Adams (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation – GLAAD (Los Angeles)

Sunday Panel Discussion What a movement looks like: Building a statewide transgender rights movement: Shirley Bushnell, West Hollywood Transgender Task Force, APAIT (Los Angeles); Sister Mary Elizabeth, AEGIS (Los Angeles); Robert Haaland, SEIU 790 (San Francisco); Alexander Lee, Director, TGI Justice Project (San Francisco) Since I was unable to attend every workshop, these image are from the workshos I did attend.

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Alexis Rivera

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

Alexis Rivera...
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Prior to the Opening Panel, Alexis Rivera led the participants in a guided meditation.

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Chris Daley

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

Chris Daley...
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from the Transgender Law Center in San Francisco said a few words before the panel began.

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Nick Gorton

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

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opening panel

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

opening panel...
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Rabbi Levi Alter, Danielle Castro, Nick Gorton and Tracie 'Brien

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opening panel

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

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Danielle Castro

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
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Danielle Castro...
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Nick Gorton

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
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Tracie O'Brien

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

Tracie O'Brien...
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Tracie with publication

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
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Rabbi Levi

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
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Rabbi Levi...
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Riku Matsuda and Bamby Salcedo

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

Riku Matsuda and Bam...
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Moderators for the opening panel

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Economic Empowerment workshop

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

Economic Empowerment...
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Economic Empowerment

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
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Healing Ourselves

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

Healing Ourselves...
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Marty Rawlings

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

Marty Rawlings...
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What Makes an Activist?

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

What Makes an Activi...
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Media Training

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
scha_losangeles@yahoo.com

Media Training...
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Media Training

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
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Media Training...
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Media Training

by Susan Forrest Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 at 11:35 AM
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Media Training...
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