Statewide Trans/Gender Summit & Townhall Meeting in Orlando
WHAT: First Annual Statewide Trans/Gender Summit & Townhall Meeting
WHEN: July 13, 2002 from 9:00am to 6:00pm followed by dinner out at alocal eatery. For those getting to Orlando early, there will also be an informal meet and greet on Friday night at 8:00pm at a local restaurant. On Friday night, a group will be leaving from the Center to travel to the meet & greet at 7:45pm.
WHERE: The GLBCC Center, 946 N Mills Ave in Orlando.
WHO: This is an all-inclusive summit! Regardless of your gender identity/expression or sexual orientation, your input is needed at this important gathering.
WHY: To bring transgender and other gender activists, advocates, allies and community members together to network, share successes, build a statewide strategy, and have fun!
Please register via the form included in this email or on the website at www.forge.8m.com. While walk-ins are welcome, we need to know you are attending so we can plan food and snacks. Thanks!
SUMMIT HOTEL SPECIAL RATE INFO: Wellesley Inn & Suites/ SouthPark 8067 Commodity Circle, Orlando, FL for reservations and directions. $45 per night plus tax. **Till July 10, mention "FORGE" to receive the special $45 rate. **After July 10, mention "Gaydays.com" to receive the special $45 rate.
As always, community housing and travel scholarships are available upon request. Call x258 or [email protected]. FORGE volunteers will be calling those in need of community housing to assign you a home. ** Make sure we have your phone number!
REGISTRATION FORM Please fill out this short registration form and return to: Email - [email protected] Snail Mail - FORGE, 3708 West Swann Ave., Tampa, FL 33609-4522 Fax -
Name: _____________________ Identity: ____________________ Pronouns Preferred: Male Female Neutral Other__________ Age _________ Address: _____________________________________________ City: ______________________ State: _______ Phone:____________________ Phone2:___________________ Fax:______________________
_____ I need a travel scholarship. _____ I need community housing. _____ I need to carpool. _____ I would like to contribute to the travel scholarship fund. _____ I can provide carpool transportation for my community. _____ I can provide community housing in Orlando for ____ people: Friday Night Saturday Night _____ I would like to volunteer for the planning committee. _____ I would like to volunteer at the event.
I have special needs such as ASL (please describe) ___________________________
DIRECTIONS The Center is located at 946 N Mills Ave in Orlando. For precise directions from your location to the event, go to http:///www.mapquest.com.
Main Directions - From Interstate 4 Exit at Colonial Drive (A.K.A. Hwy 50). Turn East on Colonial Drive. Proceed for 1 and 1/2 miles. Turn left on Mills Ave. The Center is on the left hand side about a 1/2 mile down. (Or, from 5 blocks NORTH of Colonial Drive.)
The office is located just north of Statscript Pharmacy and Forbidden City.
Parking is available in the parking lot behind and next to The Center, as well as behind the Central Florida Educator's Federal Credit Union.
>From North Florida via I-75 South I-75 south towards Tampa Take Florida's Turnpike South exit number 65 on the left towards Orlando (toll road) Exit on 1-4 Eastbound (follow main directions above)
>From North Florida via I-95 South 1-95 south towards Daytona Exit 1-4 westbound towards Orlando (follow main directions above) >From South Florida via I-75 North 1-75 North towards Tampa Exit 1-4 east towards Orlando (follow main directions above)
>From South Florida via Florida's Turnpike North Take Florida's Turnpike north towards Orlando Exit 1-4 eastbound (follow main directions above)
>From South Florida via I-95 North Just south of Titusville, Take State Road 50 west towards Orlando Take State Road 50 into Orlando to 1-4 eastbound (follow main directions above)
For more information, or to volunteer, please contact: Janice Carney Summit Coordinator phone: x258 fax: email: [email protected]
FORGE - The Florida Gender Equality Project 3708 West Swann Ave. Tampa, FL 33609-4522 phone: x258 fax: e-mail: [email protected]
To create a safe and productive environment for people of all genders within Florida.
FORGE believes in a trans/gender education and advocacy movement that includes ALL people.
FORGE will not discriminate based on gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, economic status, age, ability, ethnicity, shape, size, style, religion, or any other characteristic. In fact, we urge those people who have felt traditionally under-represented or unheard to join us. This is a movement for all, and we refuse to leave anyone behind.