NTVM Program Schedule

March Weekend Activities Schedule

Friday, September 27, 2019

Event: Virtual March Launch

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: ONLINE – Virtual March Tab (Available Upon Launch)

Details: Get ready to join Virtual March by posting on FB, Twitter, and Instgram using the hashtag #March4TransEquality! Watch as your posts pop up in real time on our Virtual March page. Let’s show the world we won’t be erased and we stand united as a community!

National Trans Visibility March Community Rally Workshops at Crystal Gateway Marriott 1:30pm-5pm

Crystal Gateway Marriot – 1700 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202  Room: Arlington Ballroom, Salon 1 and 2

Engagement 101: Telling Your Story: Messaging and Media Tools for Today’s Activist

Time: 1:30 pm -2:15 pm

Facilitator: Scott Turner Schofield, Special Projects, Trans Media and Representation, GLAAD​​

Details: This is for everyone: the activist who regularly speaks to the media, the committed supporter who wants to tell their story and accelerate acceptance, and those working behind the scenes to provide information that makes for great, inclusive storytelling. Participants will understand how to get a message of inclusion and acceptance across effectively in the mainstream media narrative about the LGBTQ community.

PANEL DISCUSION: Position, Plan, Purpose 

Time: 2:15pm – 3:00pm

Moderated By: Toni Michelle and Channyn Lynne Parker  

Guest Panelist: Dr. Van Bailey, Aryah Lester, Hope Giselle, Taylor Chandler, Jaye Meggs and Mariah Lopez

Details: An interactive conversation surrounding healing the community-how Position, Plan and a Purpose plays a major role. 

3:00pm – 3:20pm 20-minute Break

Decrim Now!

Time: 3:20pm – 4:05pm

Facilitator: Britt Walsh, Director of Gender Affirming Services, Whitman-Walker Health

 Details: The pursuit of health and wellness of trans women of color in our Nation’s Capital must honor and affirm their livelihood, access to resources, and financial stability. Apanel facilitated by staff at Whitman Walker Health, a leading provider of gender affirming services in Washington, DC, and including members of the Sex Workers Advocacy Coalition, will share insights and information about sex work and the impact of decriminalization.

Conquering Your Fears About Money 

Time: 4:10pm – 4:45pm

Facilitator: Quincy Seitz, EVP, DMV Market Executive

Details: Aiming high, conquering your fears and seizing the day all come easier when you feel your best. When you can channel your energy into what you really want and feel like a boss doing it. That’s confidence, and nothing should keep you from owning it … especially worrying about money. Move over stress, confidence starts here—and your time to shine starts now.

Live Long-The Opioid Crisis in Our Community

Time: 4:50pm – 5:30pm

Facilitator: Dr. Aaron B. Wade, CEO, Empowerment Enterprise II, Inc. and Senior Pastor, Community Church of Washington DC-UCC, Rev. Adalphie Johnson-Wilhite MDiv., SYMAL and Community Church of Washington DC-UCC

Details: This session will focus on a discussion with faithbased leaders about the Opioid crisis currently affecting communities. This workshop will be an interactive discussion where participants can converse and explore the issues affecting the community. Useful resources will be given in this session to help the community Live Long.

Event: Opening Reception & Torch Awards

Time: 7pm-9pm (Invitation Only)

Location: National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

Details: The Torch Awards recognizes distinguished achievements and honors individuals whose work has impacted the lives of Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) and Non Binary communities across the nation. This work includes areas related to activism, practice and policy, journalism, education, as well as programs and service.

Event: Torch Awards After Party

Time: 10pm-12am

Location: Federico Ristorante Italiano, 519 23rd St S, Arlington, VA

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Event: Equality Rally

Time: 9am-11am

Location: Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC

Co-Emcees: Tiq Milan & Mia Satya
Elected Officials

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from DC

Equality Rally Speakers

Event: National Trans Visibility March

Time: 11am-1pm

Location: Freedom Plaza to 3rd Street, Washington, DC

Event: National Trans Visibility March Post March Celebration

Time: 1pm-6pm

Location: Trade Bar, 1410 14th Street NW

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Event: Empowerment Service

Time: 12:30pm-2pm

Location: Community Church of Washington DC-UCC

1405 15th Street NW, Washington, DC

Details: The National Trans Visibility March weekend will conclude with an Empowerment Service at the Community Church of Washington DC-UCC. The service will focus on celebrating the work that has been done, but also speaking to the role of everyone going back to their communities and empowering the trans communities across the country.

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