The 4th Annual Minneapolis Trans* Equity Summit kicks off this Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The summit is hosted by the City of Minneapolis in conjunction with the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board.

Doors open at 9am and this year’s event will include a focus on health and history.

Monica Roberts, founding editor of TransGriot, a website focusing on elevating the voices of transgender women of color, will keynote the summit at 9am. Results from the U.S. Transgender Survey will also be presented during the morning session.

Breakout sessions throughout the day will focus on “meeting healthcare needs, being an ally, healthcare laws, public policy and more” according to the Minneapolis Parks website.

The event is free and open to the public.

Over the last four years, the City of Minneapolis has moved to make transgender equity a permanent part of the city’s work. In April, the city council voted to make the Transgender Equity Council an official and permanent part of the city’s work.

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