TTPC at Prides in Memphis and Chattanooga This Weekend
Please come out and join members of the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC) at two Pride Festivals in Tennessee this Weekend.
On Saturday, October 15, TTPC will be at Mid-South Pride in Memphis. This year’s Mid South Pride will take place for the first time in Downtown Memphis in Robert Church Park on Historic Beale Street.
The festival will take place on Saturday, October 15, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CDT. Dr. Marisa Richmond, President of TTPC, has been named one of the Grand Marshals along with Lisa Kurts-Crume and Deb Word in receiving this honor.
We hope everyone in Memphis and West Tennessee will come out and join us in this celebration of culture and diversity.
The very next day, on Sunday, October 16, from 1:30 to 7:00 pm EDT, please join us for Tennessee Valley Pride in Miller Plaza in Downtown Chattanooga.
We hope all of you in Southeast Tennessee will join us for this celebration.
TTPC President to Speak at UCLA
Tomorrow, Friday, October 14, TTPC President Dr. Marisa Richmond, will join Lincoln University Business Law Professor Kylar W. Broadus, Dr. Nicole Mason, Executive Director of The Women of Color Policy Network, NYU Wagner School of Public Service, and Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Award-winning filmmaker of “Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen”, on a panel organized by the Williams Institute called Trans Black Identities in the United States.
Panelists will explore and offer a multi-faceted image of Black Trans Identities. Topics will include black transgender men living in the United States; the different ways Black Trans people negotiate their identity to access important services such as health care and employment; connections and differences within the community; the intersection of race, class and visibility; the politics of how these identities and representations are represented in both the Black and greater LGBTQ community.
For more information, go to http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/lgbts/events/current.html.