Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Two talks this week

My job requires me to log hours during the weekends particularly on Saturdays. That’s when the rest of the people involved in the project I am working on as well are all free. So we usually devote Saturdays for meetings. This past one, while my boss was wrapping up our project meeting, I had a sense that the new week was going to be busy. I not only had work related deadlines to meet this week but also two talks to prepare for:

28 August 2008
Thursday, 10 am -12 nn

NEDA Conference Room, College of Arts and Letters
Padre Faura, UP Manila

In celebration of Sociology Week, UP Stonewall (Ang Ladlad UP Manila) a new lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) student organization in the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM), invites you to an LGBT forum on Thursday, 28 August 2008 at UP Manila from 10 am - 12 nn. Speakers include yours truly (transgender issues), Eva Callueng (lesbian issues), Fire Sia (bisexual issues), Fr. Richard Mickley (LGBT spirituality) and Danton Remoto (keynote speech). For more details please contact UP Stonewall president Reighben Labiles thru mobile 0926-721-5042.

30 August 2008
Saturday, 1:30 pm – 5 pm
Rita Estrada Room (Rm. 201)

College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD)
Woman nonetheless: Being a trans female in the Philippines

This forum on transgender issues is sponsored by the Rainbow Rights Project, Inc. (R Rights Inc.), a legal think tank composed of LGBT lawyers, and slated for 30 August 2008, Saturday from 1:30 pm - 4 pm,at the 2nd Floor Conference Room or the Rita Padilla Room (Rm 201) of the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. Speakers include Atty. Germaine Leonin of R Rights Inc., Sass Sasot of Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP) and PinayTG of Ang Ladlad, the national organization of LGBT Filipinos.

Both of these talks are open to all so if you want to know more about transgenderism in general or the issues facing Filipino trans women in particular, please come, tell and bring your friends, family and loved ones. I hope to see you there!


Monica Roberts said...

Pinay TG,
Hope those talks turn out to be successful and productive for you.

PinayTG said...

Thanks Monica! I'm off to the first one this morning. :) Hope to take pics to post here. Will tell you about it soon. :)