You are invited to the Service Providers Council’s Transgender Conference to be held Thursday, May 19, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University Center, 525 S. State Street in Chicago. The conference is entitled “Trans Actions”; its theme is “Increasing Access to Care.” The 2011 conference is organized by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago Service Providers’ Council (SPC) Prevention & Care Committees and the ad-hoc host committee.
It will bring together local, state and national leaders to discuss “best practice,” cultural competency, employment issues, research-based programs and HIV/STI prevention for and with transgendered populations.
Featured Speakers are:
* Joanne Herman author of “Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not”
* Jamison Green, PhD, an international leader in transgender, health, policy, law and education from the University of California, San Francisco
* Amanda Simpson a political and transgender trailblazer
Who should attend? The conference will appeal to anyone interested in providing services to and increasing workplace opportunities for the transgendered population. It will be of particular value to professional educators; service providers in the areas of mental health, substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, prevention education, treatment and adherence education (i.e., health care providers, prevention and community health workers, nurses, health educators, program directors, social workers, case managers) as well as resource managers, labor and diversity specialists.