BTAC 2017! Keynote Speaker Announcement

Black Trans Advocacy is Pleased To Announce the 6th Annual National Black Trans Advocacy Conference Keynote Speakers, Ms Dee Dee Watters & Mr Vann Millhouse!

Black Trans Advocacy is pleased to announce the 6th Annual National Black Trans Advocacy Conference keynote speaker selections. Keynote speakers are nominated and chosen to lead our conference community in the vision of equality, advocacy, empowerment and social change. In choosing a candidate, several things are considered, including direct advocacy, leadership, and character. We are looking for activist focused on gender and racial equality and are representative of  leadership from the Trans*, Transmen and Transwomen communities. Our goal is to empower the African American trans community and unite our greater society.

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Congratulations to the BTAC 2017! keynote speakers selected by our community with this honor:

Vann Michael Millhouse feb 2017

Black Transmen Inc - Keynote Speaker    
Vann Millhouse

Vann Michael Millhouse is a founding member of Black Transmen Inc (BTMI), the first National Non-Profit Organization of African American transmen focused on acknowledgment, social advocacy and empowering transmen with resources to aid in a healthy female to male transition. He is an active board member serving as the Chair of Black Transmen Inc working to secure national visibility and outreach programming for black transmen. Vann has previously served as the President of Black Transmen Inc, Maryland/DC Chapter 2011-2016 and the first to be awarded the distinguished Black Transmen Inc – Man of The Year Award in 2013. Vann is a public speaker, writer, poet and has been involved in activism on the forefront for the needs of the community in the area of mental health, public safety and economic justice. Mentoring is a primary focus for Vann, emphasizing the need of community and personal development as a key factor in liberating black transmen. Vann is a graduate of Morgan State University earning a Bachelors of Science degree. He has worked extensively in matters involving probation and parole, counseling services, health care facilities, addiction and pregnancy and teen support.


Dee Dee Watters

Black Transwomen Inc - Keynote Speaker  
Dee Dee Watters

Dee Dee Watters is a Houston native whose work inspires many. She serves as a leader within her community as a transgender activist and advocate for human rights. Ms. Watters is the CEO of Take My Calls Virtual Assistant Services and COO of Koncept Kit a kreative marketing firm. She is a founding member and serves as the Chair of Black Trans Women Incorporated board also founder of the support group Transgender Women of Color United for Change (TWCUC). Her work encompasses job readiness training's, transgender support groups, community events and more. Dee Dee is known for creating conversations that help us to be more compassionate and understanding to the “other.” She is also known for a good old fashion hug and a passionate “I love you” to encourage others to be strong in faith and with love.


Join us at the 6th Annual Black Trans Advocacy Conference keynote address on Thursday April 27, 2017 at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear the keynote address and ask questions during the Q&A portion of the event.

Interested in sponsoring this event? THANK YOU! Sponsorship is need and you may contribute in any amount to help us in achieving keynote speaker leadership.




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