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Minneapolis Trans Equity Summit

  • Walker Art Center (map)

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, the theme for this year’s Summit is “Shifting the Narrative.” As trans and gender non-conforming people, what are the stories that are told about us, our histories, and our futures? How do we want to change those stories? What is the silenced history we want to highlight, and what are the futures we're envisioning?

The Summit is free and open to the public, and we encourage anyone interested in furthering transgender equity to attend. This is an event for trans/GNC community members to connect to resources and each other, and for potential allies to learn more about issues impacting trans/GNC community and how to integrate community visions through an equity lens.

We recommend you register in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-trans-equity-summit-shifting-the-narrative-registration-70880558659?utm_term=eventurl_text to ensure enough food and space and that all access needs are met. The event will be ASL interpreted; other interpretation will be announced as it is confirmed.
Listed below are the things we currently have in place around accessibility. If you have access needs that aren’t addressed here, please note them in the registration form (available soon):

Fragrances: We ask for everyone’s participation in making the Summit a low-scent event. Please do not wear perfumes or other scented products to the event.

Transportation: The Walker Art Center is on the 4, 6, 12, and 25 bus lines. There are some hills leading to the building entrances. There is also parking available at the Walker’s parking garage.

Wheelchair access: The space we are using is ADA-compliant, although some of the wheelchair routes into rooms are rather long. All rooms will have space for wheelchair seating. There are elevators available.

Quiet room: We will have a quiet room available throughout the event.

Seating: Chair types vary from room to room in the Walker. If there is a type of seating you need, please let us know so we can work to ensure that we will have this available.
Interpretation: We have confirmed ASL interpretation and will announce other languages as we confirm them.

Food: We do our best to accommodate dietary needs and can promise to provide gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options. If you need one of these dietary options, please note that on the registration form (available soon). If you have needs beyond that, please let us know on the registration form and we will follow up with you to see whether our caterer can accommodate those. However, we may not be able to accommodate very specific dietary needs and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Additional access notes: We will provide fidgets and ear plugs to those who need them. There will be volunteers trained in Psychological First Aid available throughout the event as well, and there is a free healing justice space from 11 AM – 5 PM where you can receive bodywork, tarot readings, and other support. Most bathrooms in the building will be gender-neutral during the Summit; a few will still be gendered for anyone who needs that. There will be volunteers available to guide attendees around, show the wheelchair-accessible routes, etc.

Earlier Event: September 23
Uproar Open Mic Ft. Courtney Baka
Later Event: September 27
Embedded