Celebrating Cultures, Advocacy, and FTM Lives
October 8-10, 1999
The Hilton Burbank Airport
Southern California's FTM community invites everyone to FORWARD MOTION:
Celebrating Cultures, Advocacy, and FTM Lives. FORWARD MOTION is the fourth conference in a series which started with the groundbreaking First All-FTM Conference of the Americas, spearheaded and organized by FTM International in San Francisco, in1995. Subsequent conferences have been organized by local communities in Seattle and Boston.
FORWARD MOTION will offer three full days of diverse programming primarily for people who were assigned female at birth or in childhood who have masculine self-identifications some or all of the time, and our community (including "questioning," significant others, spouses, partners, family members, friends, allies, supporters, and others). Discover new possibilities for yourself and for our community! Make new Fun-To-Meet friends! Share and receive support! Find out about our history and make a difference by helping to shape our future! Win a night on the fabulous City of Angels on THE DATING GAME hosted by the incomparable Kate Bornstein! Learn more about our arts, family issues, sexualities, politics, health care, and much more! Dance to live bands, swim in the pool reserved exclusively for conference use, enjoy the art exhibit curated by JordyJones, and live it up in community!
FORWARD MOTION will take place October 8-10 at the The Hilton Burbank Airport. All
programs will be in one convenient location right across the street from the Burbank
Airport and just a low-cost shuttle ride away from Los Angeles International Airport.
Conference rates are as low $92 a night (up to 4-person occupancy). You can make hotel
reservations by calling 1-800-HILTONS and requesting the special FTM conference rate at
the Hilton Burbank Airport. Rooms are limited, so be sure to make your reservation
early! Special airfare packages will be available by calling Gunderson Travel at at
1-800-899-1944 (or 310-657-3944 from the Los Angeles area); you can also email Gunderson
Travel at email@example.com.
Early conference registration before June 30 is only $60.00. Full information on registration rates is on the FORWARD MOTION registration form.
Check out our conference website at
http://hometown.aol.com/conf99ftm/conf.html. If you have a website, please help us spread the word about the conference by linking our website to yours.
The success of FORWARD MOTION depends on the assistance of trans people and our allies everywhere. Many members of our community -- especially youth, those early in transition and those living without hormones and/or surgery -- are in financial distress. The formation of true community depends on the convergence of our community from all socioeconomic, racial, and cultural groups. Please consider making a donation to ensure low registration costs, high quality programming, and ample scholarships for those needing financial assistance. Checks or money orders should be made out to "FTMCLA." For more information on fundraising, or to organize a benefit to send people in your community to FORWARD MOTION, please email MasenD@aol.com.
To volunteer for FORWARD MOTION, please email AGrasshppr@aol.com.
To make program suggestions, please email suggestions by May 15 to ZeroboyJH@aol.com.
For registration forms or if you have any other questions, you may write to us by U.S. mail to FTMCLA/P.O. Box 922342/Sylmar CA 91392-2343, or by email to Conf99FTM@aol.com.
TRANSART 99 - Visual Art - is seeking submissions in all media. Whether you are a
professional artist, a talented amateur or just a hobbyist, we invite you to participate
in an exhbit of work produced by FTM transpeople of all varieties and our friends.
Preference will be given to work which some way addresses the issues and experiences of
"transness." Because of limited space, we request that the work be kept fairly
small - No life-size bronze groupings or murals, please! Preference will be given to work
which in some way addresses the issues and experiences of "transness." Because
of limited space, we request that the work be kept fairly small - No life-size bronze
groupings or murals, please! There will be an arty-party reception for the artists, and
the show will run the course of the conference. Please send the following materials by
July 1st, 1999: (1) A short bio - a paragraph about you and your art; (2) Documentation of
the work you wish to show - slides, photos, color xerox, gifs or jpgs; and, (3) A
self-addressed stamped envelope with adequate postage for the return of your materials.
Please *do not* send any original artwork or master slides. Please send all initial
Jordy Jones/2708 Sunset Ave./Oakland, CA 94601/e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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