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5/8/2008 Fresh Fruit
*2nd Annual* Trans Community Health Wellness Fair:http://www.mntranshealth.org
*on Friday, May 9 and all day Saturday, May 10*
Presented by the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition
612-823-1152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free and open to all with food provided!
An event for trans and gender variant people, partners, friends, family, medical providers, allies and community, featuring a keynote speech, 22 unique workshops, an information fair, entertainment and free health screenings.
*Location*: South High School, 3131 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Enter through doors off the parking lot
Near bus lines 19 21 or Lake Street light rail station
Free parking lot, wheelchair accessible
*Keynote, Special Guests Entertainment*
Keynote on Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
by Marci Bowers, M.D.
From Madness to Maternity: seeking gender identity in a dysphoric world
Dr. Marci Bowers will mix anecdote, humor and medical information in her review of gender-related issues. Dr. Bowers is a Gynecologic surgeon currently performing gender-related surgeries in Trinidad, Colorado, and a 1986 graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Additional Special Guests: Loren Schechter, M.D., gender confirmation surgeon from Morton Grove, Illinois, and André Wilson, national expert on transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage (and last year's Keynote Speaker).
Entertainment: TransVoices Chorus will sing two songs to kick off the Health Fair on Friday evening, and Empowered Expressions youth performance troupe will perform on Saturday after lunch. In addition, local poet and activist Andrea Jenkins will share several pieces of her writing with us throughout the weekend.
The Twin Cities visit of surgeons Marci Bowers, MD and Loren Schechter, MD is made possible through funding from the University of Minnesota's All Gender Health Program.
This event has been made possible in part with a grant from PFund:http://www.pfundonline.org/
May 8, 2008
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