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
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
Location: Federico Ristorante Italiano, 519 23rd St S, Arlington, VA
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Event: Equality Rally
Location: Freedom Plaza, Washington, DC
Co-Emcees: Tiq Milan & Mia Satya
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from DC
Equality Rally Speakers
Event: National Trans Visibility March
Location: Freedom Plaza to 3rd Street, Washington, DC
Event: National Trans Visibility March Post March Celebration
Location: Trade Bar, 1410 14th Street NW
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Event: Empowerment Service
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.