BTAC 2018: National Black Trans Advocacy Conference - Volunteer Leadership Informational Meeting

BTWI LAPEL PIN 2017Black Trans Advocacy invites the BTAC Family and all interested transgender people and allies to help lead the BTAC 2018 Program. BTAC is now recruiting leadership to fill Committee Member, Co-Chair and Chair Positions.

Date: Thursday June 29, 2017 
Time: 8PM EST/7PM CST
Location: Webinar
Host: TreShaun Pate, BTAC Chair & Jade Lenore, BTAC Co-Chair 

BTAC2018 Volunteers: Your Help is needed to lead in any one of the following committees

  • BTAC Empowerment (Transmen/Transwomen/GNC/SOFFA)
  • BTAC Attendee Scholarship
  • BTAC Registration
  • BTAC Vendor Connection
  • BTAC Events & Logistics (TransManifest Live!/Pageant/Awards Gala/Family Day/Black Diamond Ball)
  • BTAC Hospitality & Guest Services
  • BTAC Communications & Marketing
  • BTAC Fundraising

All help is needed.  Space is available for those who are visible and those who are stealth or low/no disclosure. 

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Committee Member:  Responsible for providing assistance in completing tasks as needed. 5-10hrs Per program, project or event assignment Duration: Per Assignment
  2. Committee CoChair: Responsible for organizing meetings & delegating tasks for the committee, and assisting committee chair. 20hrs Per Month Co-Management & Administrative Duties Duration: 12-Month Program 
  3. Committee Chair: Responsible for overall management, keeping up with committee status of tasks, and helping to ensure overall milestones and measurements are met. 40hrs Per Month Management & Administrative Duties Duration: 12-Month Program.

 

 MEETING REGISTRATION

Register Online Here to Join the Spring 2017, BTAC Leadership Informational Meeting.  You will receive the conference call details to join the call on the meeting date. 

 

 

 

Black Transwomen Inc - State Chapter Leadership Informational Meeting

BTWI LAPEL PIN 2017Black Transwomen Incorporated Cordially invites all interested women to its Spring 2017 "Women At Work - Building A Lotus Legacy" State Chapter Leadership Informational Meeting to help secure empowerment programs for black transwomen during the 2017-2018 year. 

Date: Thursday June 15, 2017 
Time: 8PM EST/7PM CST
Location: Conference Call
Host: Carmarion D Anderson, BTWI National Executive Director

WOMEN AT WORK: Your Help is needed to lead in any one of the following state chapter program areas

  • Chapter Fundraising
  • Education & Training
  • Mentoring & Identity Development
  • Women's Health: Trans Health, Spiritual, Mental, Sexual, Physical and  Addiction & Substance Abuse
  • Pride Outreach
  • Family Services
  • Social Events
  • BTAC Regional Conference

All help is needed.  Space is available for those who are visible and those who are stealth or low/no disclosure. 

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Join A Volunteer Guild:  Join the BTA Volunteer Guild, and contribute any amount of time towards a state chapter program in your area.
  2. Start A Volunteer Guild State Chapter: If you do not have a volunteer guild in your area, start one!  All it takes is one willing participant to assist with one or more of the state chapter programs.
  3. Charter A State Chapter: If you have been volunteering with BTA and are ready to take it to the next level, charter up!  A Chartered Black Transwomen Inc State Chapter requires an appointment of a Committee Chair/President who is a black transwoman, any age, who have met the minimum of 300+ BTA volunteer hours, $750+ fundraising ability, and available 40+hrs per month for the duration of the program. 

 

 MEETING REGISTRATION

Register Online Here to Join the Spring 2017 Black Transwomen Inc - State Chapter Leadership Informational Meeting.  You will receive the confernce call details to join the call on the meeting date. 

 

 

 

BTAC 2017! Keynote Speaker Announcement

Black Trans Advocacy is Pleased To Announce the 6th Annual National Black Trans Advocacy Conference Keynote Speakers, Ms Dee Dee Watters & Mr Vann Millhouse!

Black Trans Advocacy is pleased to announce the 6th Annual National Black Trans Advocacy Conference keynote speaker selections. Keynote speakers are nominated and chosen to lead our conference community in the vision of equality, advocacy, empowerment and social change. In choosing a candidate, several things are considered, including direct advocacy, leadership, and character. We are looking for activist focused on gender and racial equality and are representative of  leadership from the Trans*, Transmen and Transwomen communities. Our goal is to empower the African American trans community and unite our greater society.

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Congratulations to the BTAC 2017! keynote speakers selected by our community with this honor:

Vann Michael Millhouse feb 2017

Black Transmen Inc - Keynote Speaker    
Vann Millhouse

Vann Michael Millhouse is a founding member of Black Transmen Inc (BTMI), the first National Non-Profit Organization of African American transmen focused on acknowledgment, social advocacy and empowering transmen with resources to aid in a healthy female to male transition. He is an active board member serving as the Chair of Black Transmen Inc working to secure national visibility and outreach programming for black transmen. Vann has previously served as the President of Black Transmen Inc, Maryland/DC Chapter 2011-2016 and the first to be awarded the distinguished Black Transmen Inc – Man of The Year Award in 2013. Vann is a public speaker, writer, poet and has been involved in activism on the forefront for the needs of the community in the area of mental health, public safety and economic justice. Mentoring is a primary focus for Vann, emphasizing the need of community and personal development as a key factor in liberating black transmen. Vann is a graduate of Morgan State University earning a Bachelors of Science degree. He has worked extensively in matters involving probation and parole, counseling services, health care facilities, addiction and pregnancy and teen support.

   

Dee Dee Watters

Black Transwomen Inc - Keynote Speaker  
Dee Dee Watters

Dee Dee Watters is a Houston native whose work inspires many. She serves as a leader within her community as a transgender activist and advocate for human rights. Ms. Watters is the CEO of Take My Calls Virtual Assistant Services and COO of Koncept Kit a kreative marketing firm. She is a founding member and serves as the Chair of Black Trans Women Incorporated board also founder of the support group Transgender Women of Color United for Change (TWCUC). Her work encompasses job readiness training's, transgender support groups, community events and more. Dee Dee is known for creating conversations that help us to be more compassionate and understanding to the “other.” She is also known for a good old fashion hug and a passionate “I love you” to encourage others to be strong in faith and with love.

 

Join us at the 6th Annual Black Trans Advocacy Conference keynote address on Thursday April 27, 2017 at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear the keynote address and ask questions during the Q&A portion of the event.

Interested in sponsoring this event? THANK YOU! Sponsorship is need and you may contribute in any amount to help us in achieving keynote speaker leadership.

 

 

 

Black Transmen Inc - State Chapter Leadership Informational Meeting

BLACK TRANSMEN LEADERSHIP INFORMATIONALBlack Transmen Incorporated Cordially invites all interested men to its Spring 2017 "Men At Work - Building A Lotus Legacy" State Chapter Leadership Informational Meeting to help secure national empowerment programs for transmen during the 2017-2018 year. 

Date: Wednesday May 31, 2017 
Time: 8PM EST/7PM CST
Location: Conference Call

MEN AT WORK: Your Help is needed to lead in any one of the following state chapter program areas

  • National Black Transmen Inc Membership
  • Chapter Fundraising
  • Education & Training
  • Mentoring & Identity Development
  • Men's Health: Trans Health, Spiritual, Mental, Sexual, Physical, Addiction & Substance Abuse
  • Pride Outreach
  • Family Services
  • Social Events
  • BTAC Regional Conference

All help is needed.  Space is available for those who are visible and those who are stealth or low/no disclosure. 

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Join A Volunteer Guild:  The Volunteer Guild volunteers time, enthusiasm and skill set with a contribution of 10+hours towards an existing state chapter program in your area. 
  2. Start A Volunteer Guild State Chapter: If you do not have a volunteer guild in your area, start one!  All it takes is one willing participant to assist with one or more of the state chapter programs.
  3. Charter A State Chapter: If you have served as a volunteer and are ready to take it to the next level, charter up!  A Chartered Black Transmen Inc State Chapter requires an appointment of a Committee Chair/President who is a black transman of any age, with current paid membership, has met a minimum of 300+ BTA volunteer hours, $750+ fundraising ability, and available 40+hrs per month for the duration of the annual program (June 1 - May 31). 

 

LEADERSHIP ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Black Trans Leadership is formally acknowledged each year at the National Black Trans Advocacy Awards Gala.  Next years gala is scheduled Friday April 27, 2018. Featured award categories include the Rising Star Award, Trailblazers Award, Foundation Award and the Black Transmen Inc Man of The Year Award. 

 

 MEETING REGISTRATION

Register Online Here to Join the Spring 2017 Black Transmen Inc - State Chapter Leadership Informational Meeting.  You will receive the conference call details to join the call on the meeting date. 

 

 

 

Congratulations Roxanne Collins, The First Miss Black Trans Houston

Black Trans International Pageantry System Texas is proud to announce the selection of the First Miss Black Trans Houston, Roxanne Collins. Roxanne is chosen to represent Black Transwomen Inc serving as an advocate for the needs of black transwomen in the City of Houston.  Miss Collins will also go on to compete in the National Black Trans International Pageant in the spring of 2017.

 

DANA BTHOUSTON

Name: Roxanne Collins

Title: Miss Black Trans Houston

What three words best describe you?

Humble, Honest and Loyal


What does being a member of the Black Trans International Pageantry System mean to you?

I would love the opportunity to represent this system, not only in Houston but across the country. Visibility is so important , now more than ever. BTIPS need representatives who will be not only visible, but vocal. I am willing and able to put myself on the front lines of this movement. BTIPS was a dream of mine a few years ago. I have kept it in my sights and in my heart, knowing that one day I would return to capture the title. Now, years later TRANS is the new black and everyone has there own idea of what it means to be trans. Being a part of this system will afford me the opportunity with every performance I have to spread the word about BTIPS and give a living breathing polished example of what a trans woman of color looks like. I want to do my part to make BTIPS the gleaming symbol of excellence for trans women of color. I don't want to be "royalty". I am of the people and I want to represent the people...my people. I want to be a role model and a leader in my community. BTIPS and ROXANNE would be a union of limitless potential.

 


Why should you be selected to represent Black Trans International Pageantry System in your city?



I moved to Houston in 1990. Day one coming down Montrose I felt...I knew I was home. Houston has been so remarkably good to me. The gay community as a whole has embraced me as a woman, and as an entertainer. To be able to represent my city would not only be a privilege, I also would consider it a calling. I want to serve and give back just a fraction of the love and support that has been given to me. I am visible and vocal in when it comes to Trans women in Houston. I would use my platform as an entertainer in Houston to showcase this title and help grow this system and this brand. I am writing this just days before the deadline simply because I just heard about it. As the emeritus I will work with the promoters to make sure we canvas this community and get the word out about any event being held in our city or nationally pertaining to BTIPS. I have believed in this system from the very first time I heard about it. When you believe in a cause the mission statement becomes a part of your vernacular and you can speak on it with ease in everyday conversation. There are no guarantees in this life, but I can say with a degree of certainty that having ROXANNE as your emeritus will definitely serve to spread the word not only in the African American trans community but also in the gay community as a whole.

 

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