Thursday, September 25, 2014

Unlimited students, staff, and faculty attending Asterisk Trans* Conference with Group Registration

Unlimited folks from 15 college campuses will be attending the Asterisk Trans* Conference using Group Registration. When online registration opens October 1, anyone attending or working at Cal Poly Pomona, the seven Claremont Colleges, CSU San Bernardino, CSU Northridge, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Cruz need not pay any additional registration fees.

Group Registration is $200, and includes a conference t-shirt for individuals registering to attend. It is not too late to arrange a Group Registration for your campus or organization. Contact Nancy Tubbs at to arrange an invoice.

Regular individual registration is $20 (includes t-shirt). Reduced registration is $10 (no t-shirt). Some scholarships are available for individuals unable to afford registration fees.

Monday, September 15, 2014

UC Riverside to host Asterisk Trans* Conference February 27-28, 2015

The student organization Asterisk of UCR and the University of California, Riverside LGBT Resource Center are joining forces to organize the inaugural Asterisk Trans* Conference. The conference, open to people of all gender identities and expressions, will be hosted on the UCR campus on Friday evening and all day Saturday, February 27-28, 2015.

"Asterisk is a college conference to build community for trans people and allies, to address trans health and well-being, and to provide education and resources for trans youth advocates," says Asterisk student leader Ash Preston. "We want to create a space that an unlimited number of gender awesome people can attend, while also educating allies about gender identity."

Registration will open in October, including Group Registration ($200 for unlimited students, staff, and faculty from a campus) and individual registration of $20 or $10 per person. Registration fee waivers are also available. Community members, K-12 educators, and other trans youth advocates are welcome.

"In some ways, we are filling a void by bringing together trans-focused speakers, performers, and workshop presenters to the Inland Empire region," says Nancy Jean Tubbs, LGBT Resource Center director. "In other ways, we are creating a new kind of community-building opportunity since Asterisk is organized by students to make sure the campus trans* experience is a central theme of the conference."

Asterisk Trans* Conference is receiving major support from a California Endowment grant, as well as from the UCR Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs.

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