Friday: Transgender Law Symposium

Members of DCTC will be presenting at the Transgender Law Symposium this Friday at Georgetown University Law Center (600 New Jersey Ave NW, Hotung Room 2000. Metro: Judiciary Square). Check out the program!

10:00-10:30: “Injustice at Every Turn” – Jack Harrison, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

A short presentation on the findings of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s National Transgender Discrimination Survey.

10:30-11:30: Panel 1: “Transgender Issues 101” – Danielle King, NCTE; Alex Garnick, University of Maryland School of Law Student; Jack Harrison, Task Force; and Jaan Williams, NCLR

A discussion of the most pressing issues that trans people face on a day-to-day basis.

11:30-11:45: Coffee break – Hotung Lobby (adjacent to Hotung 2000)

11:45-12:45: Panel 2: “Transgender Policy Issues” – Mara Kiesling, NCTE; Maya Rupert,  NCLR; Sadie-Ryanne Vashti, DCTC; and Masen Davis, TLC

A discussion of the key policy issues currently being advocated including, housing, homelessness, housing, employment discrimination (ENDA), and agency regulations.

12:45-1:30: Lunch – Hotung Lobby (adjacent to Hotung 2000)
Lunch will be provided.

1:30-2:30: Panel 3: “Transgender Law in the Courts” – Harper Jean Tobin, NCTE; Jeff Light,
DCTC; Kylar Broadus, Professor, Lincoln University; Lucy Nichols, VA family law attorney

A discussion of the current status of transgender law, including Title VII discrimination protection, the “trans panic” defense, and the benefits of using a disability model in employment discrimination cases.


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