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2nd Annual Pathways to Health Equity: LGBTQIA Celebration of Life

April 13, 2016, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are proud to be a sponsor and that Tony Smith, Legacy Social Worker, will be joining the Transgender Panel Discussion. We’ll be providing additional information and answering questions throughout the day.


From TriCounty Disproportionality and Disparities Committe

Presented by the TriCounty Disproportionality and Disparities Committee

In an effort to continue to educate our community and promote healthy living the TriCounty Disproportionality and Disparities Committee will be hosting the

2nd Annual Pathways to Health Equity: LGBTQIA Celebration of Life Summit

in Beaumont on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Please make plans to attend this daylong event!

Information will be available on the history of gender and sexuality, health care services, mental health and other social disparities for the LBGTQIA, a gender and sexually diverse community. Agencies will be available to provide information and answer questions on how to access services. This FREE event is open to the public and other professionals. CEUs will be provided.

Guest speakers will include:

A transgender panel discussion moderated by Sandy Wilson, ACSW, LCSW with featured Clinical Psychologist Dr. Cate Carabelle, Psy. D., along with members and advocates of the transgender community Tony Smith, BSW and Kyndal Watkins, Police Dispatcher and Search and Rescue Diver.

Seth Stephens, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN – Mr. Stephens will be discussing the HIV preventative drug PrEP

Dr. B. Garrick Harden, Lamar University, Assistant Professor of Sociology – Dr. Harden will be discussing the social history of the LGBTQIA community

Sha’Terra Johnson-Fairley, LMSW, Houston Regiona HIV/AIDS Resource Group, Inc. – Ms. Johnson-Fairley will share statistics and information about how members of the LGBTQIA community are affected by HIV/AIDS

Kristy Blackwell, Registered Nurse, Triangle Area Network – Ms. Blackwell will discuss Hepatitis C

More information regarding presenters and vendors will be provided soon.