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Thank you for helping to make our 2nd annual Trans Community Health and Wellness Fair a great success!
The Fair, held May 9 and 10, 2008, drew 305 people (nearly doubling last year's attendance!) from all over theTwin Cities area, as well as greater Minnesota and the Midwest region, and even people from other parts of the U.S.

Thank you: 
Thanks to everyone who made the Fair possible, from our special guests Marci Bowers, MD, Loren Schechter, MD and André Wilson, to all of our workshop presenters, to our entertainers TransVoices, Andrea Jenkins, and Empowered Expressions, to each and every volunteer and all who attended and participated in the Fair.
Thanks to the following businesses who donated food, drink, or volunteer appreciation prizes to this year's Health Fair.  Please thank them with your patronage:
The Twin Cities visit of surgeons Marci Bowers, MD and Loren Schechter, MD was made possible through funding from the University of Minnesota's All Gender Health Program.
This event was made possible in part with a grant from PFund.
See complete 2008 Fair details below. 
Announcing the Second Annual Trans Community Health & Wellness Fair
May 9 & 10, 2008
Click here for complete, up-to-date schedule and workshop details, including workshop grid and a list of who is hosting information tables. 

An event for trans and gender variant people, partners, friends, family, medical providers, allies and community --  presented by the Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition. 
Free, with meals provided (Fri. dinner, Sat. breakfast & lunch; vegan, vegetarian, or meat option), and everyone is welcome!
Registration is available at the door.  If you have questions, please contact us
Fri, May 9, 6-9pm: Dinner followed by Keynote Speech by surgeon Dr. Marci Bowers
Sat, May 10, 8:30am-6pm: Workshops, Health Screenings, Information Fair, Chair Massage, Entertainment & more!
No-scent policy: Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, and other scented products so that everyone, including those with allergies and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, can participate safely.  Click here for details and scent-free product ideas.
Supervised Children's Activities will be available this year, both Friday and Saturday!  Please contact us and tell us if you're bringing children, so we know who to expect.
Youth Town Hall Meeting
At the Health Fair -- Sat, May 10, Workshop Session 3, from 2:15-3:45 pm
For youth ages 21 and under to talk about the unique experiences, challenges, and resources specific to trans, genderqueer, and allied youth.  See the schedule and workshop page for more details.
We still need volunteers!  To volunteer for the Health Fair, please contact us.
If you're coming from out of town and would like community housing, please contact us.
Location: South High School              Enter through doors off the parking lot
3131 19th Ave S                                Near bus lines 19 & 21 or Lake Street light rail station
Minneapolis, MN 55407                     Free parking lot, wheelchair accessible
Watch this web page for updated information, including a schedule and workshop details by April 10.
Fri, May 9, 6-9pm: Dinner (free!) followed by Keynote Speech by surgeon Marci Bowers, M.D.

Sat, May 10, 8:30am-6pm: Full day of Workshops, Health Screenings, Information Tables, Entertainment, Chair Massage & more!
KEYNOTE: From Madness to Maternity: seeking gender identity in a dysphoric world
Dr. Bowers will mix anecdote, humor and medical information in her review of gender-related issues.
Dr. Marci Bowers is a Gynecologic surgeon currently performing gender-related surgeries in Trinidad, Colorado.  A 1986 graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, where Dr. Bowers was Class and Student Body President, she has been the subject of numerous documentaries, television appearances and articles focusing upon her pioneering work in the field of transgender surgery.
Marci Bowers, M.D. 
Additional Special Guests:
Loren Schechter, M.D. (pictured right), surgeon from Morton Grove, Illinois will lead the workshop Gender Confirmation Surgery and Revision Vaginoplasty.
André Wilson (pictured left), national expert on transgender-inclusive health insurance coverage (and last year's Keynote Speaker), will lead the workshop Getting Us Covered: advocacy for trans-inclusive health insurance.
Loren Schechter, M.D. 
TransVoices Chorus will sing two songs to kick off the Health Fair on Friday evening just prior to our Keynote Speech
Empowered Expressions, queer youth performance collaboration of District 202 and Outward Spiral Theatre , will perform several skits on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Andrea Jenkins will share her poetry with us throughout the Fair.
André Wilson, trans-inclusive health insurance advocate
(photo by Kristen Jamieson)
NOTE ABOUT SURGERY DISCUSSIONS: Both Dr. Bowers and Dr. Schechter will be on-hand during part of the day Saturday (exact times to be determined) to discuss surgery options with individuals.  If you are interested in this, please note that we are NOT signing anyone up ahead of the Fair.  Sign-up for these short discussions will be first come, first served starting at 8:30 a.m. at the registration table on Saturday, May 10 (not Friday).
If you have questions, please contact us.

Health Fair crowd June 2007
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