We invite you to join us for the 2017 Region III Spring Conference at Texas Woman's University in Denton TX March 24-25! Peer educators and advisors from across the region will gather to share, learn and inspire.
BACCHUS Region III invites you to submit a program proposal to present a 60-minute breakout session at our Spring Conference. Proposals from peer education groups and advisors are given preference. Proposals from other staff, faculty and prevention professionals are also welcome. The Call for Programs is now closed.
Registration is based on NASPA institutional or individual membership status. If your peer education group is part of a college or university that is an institutional member, you and your group can register as many advisors/students as you would like at the member rate. If you or your institution are not members, visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types. Registration is now open!Register Online
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Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by March 17, 2017, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined. We are unable to change payment methods after the initial payment is processed. With prior approval, anyone registered but who cannot attend may send a substitute. Substitution information must come in writing from the registered participant. The institutional membership status of the substitute must be the same as the registrant in order to have the same registration fee applied. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. The conference may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, registration fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather-related travel delays or other issues in regard to personal travel and no refunds will be given due to these occurrences. NOTE: All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing to [email protected] Due to our food and beverage requirements, no refunds will be granted after March 17, 2017. Registration Questions? Contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail at [email protected]
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4485 N Interstate 35, Denton, TX 76207
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Amber Briggle is one of the nation's leading voices for transgender equality. Amber, who resides in Texas, is the "mama bear" of a transgender child and has become a tireless advocate for his rights. Her son, Max, was born in 2008, was mislabeled a girl, and was given the name Mary Grace. Yet from the age of two, Max insisted he was a boy. Amber accommodated her child for many years, allowing him to wear "boy" clothes and have a short haircut, but nevertheless insisted he was actually a tomboy (and therefore still a girl). Yet halfway through 1st grade, Amber noticed some disturbing changes in her child and it was time to face the truth: Max was a transgender boy and needed acceptance and support by the people he loved the most -- including his own mother.
Since then, Amber has taken on transgender bullying and discrimination at every level: the local sheriff, the Texas legislature including Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and most recently, the Trump administration. Amber and her family fearlessly hosted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for dinner in their home in an attempt to introduce him to an openly trans person, and shortly after that she and her family were invited to the Obama White House to honor their efforts to fight for the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming people.
Amber has appeared in the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, USA Today, Dallas Morning News, and multiple news outlets across the state of Texas. She was recognized as a "Texan of the Year" in 2016 by the Dallas Morning News and currently serves on the Parents for Transgender Equality Council through the Human Rights Campaign. She is also a board member of the League of Women Voters of Texas, and volunteers regularly with Equality Texas.
You can learn more about the Briggle family's journey as a trans inclusive family by viewing her TEDx talk "Transgender Kids Are Just Kids After All".