Creating Space For Community
The Maryland Trans Resilience Conference, launching September 21st, will bring together trans people from around Maryland for a day of community, workshops, resource tables, and more, all focused on building resilience. The conference will run from 9am-3pm at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Organized by The Baltimore Transgender Alliance, Trans Healthcare MD, and CLEAR Baltimore, in partnership with local trans leaders, the conference aims to build community and solidarity among trans communities in Maryland and to offer opportunities for connections and capacity-building for trans people. We're planning workshops, panels, a resource fair, and more. Tickets will be available soon.
Seeing the deaths of our Black and Brown trans sisters and siblings, we feel the urgent need for a trans-led, community-focused conference for our state. When our Black community members live in danger, we must act. Housing, food, job access, and healthcare are all unavailable to so many of our siblings, and trans folks of color can and must lead the conversation. MTRC will center their voices and perspectives, ensuring our most marginalized siblings lead the planning for harm reduction and healing.
Although the conference focuses on trans folks, we welcome the support of our cisgender allies, by coming to the conference to learn, and by donating. Have something other than money to donate? Please reach out!