Following a month-long application and search process, Mazzoni Center has selected the new Interdisciplinary Review Committee (IRC) for the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference. A team of queer and trans staff of color, including the conference logistics team and leaders of trans programming at Mazzoni Center, reviewed applications and conducted interviews with many qualified candidates. The resulting group of trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming community members represents a diverse set of ages, identities, experiences, and geographic locations.
The new Interdisciplinary Review Committee is primarily comprised of people of color and ranges in age from 16 to 78 years old. The unique perspectives brought together in this group will help ensure the greatest diversity of thought and highest quality control over the workshop selection process. The committee is currently in the process of reviewing hundreds of workshop proposals, working diligently to select the submissions that will fill the 2019 PTWC schedule. Those who submitted workshops will be notified in the coming weeks of the status of their proposal.
We are thrilled to be working with a team of talented community leaders and are thankful for their work in ensuring the selection of high-quality and representative workshops for this year’s conference.