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West Michigan Trans Activist to be Keynote Speaker at MI NOW 2016

By |2016-04-07T09:00:00-04:00April 7th, 2016|Michigan, News|

DEARBORN – Mira Krishnan, current board member of Equality Michigan and co-chair for the American Association Committee for Transgender People and Gender Diversity, will deliver the keynote address in an upcoming equality conference.
The 2016 Michigan National Organization for Women Conference will begin at 9 a.m. on April 9. The conference will feature panel discussions with local social justice activists working for greater inclusion, representation and collaboration, as well as skills-based break-out sessions led by local activists. Participants in the conference will gain skills in leadership, messaging, grass-roots organizing and effective social networking that can be applied and implemented into their community.
The conference will recognize the Flint Five as recipients of the MI NOW Award for their work fighting for water justice in Flint.
Krishnan will provide the keynote address. In 2015, aside from her work as board advisor to the American Association of Children’s Residential Centers, Krishnan was recognized as one of the Trans100, a list of 100 influential trans Americans. She is a social entrepreneur, feminist activist and board-certified neuropsychologist. Krishnan currently directs the Center for Autism, west Michigan’s leading provider of early diagnostic and early intervention services for preschool-aged autistic children, teaching them to talk, listen, learn, play and prepare to chase their dreams. To learn more about Krishnan, visit
Registration for the 2016 MI NOW Conference is open and provides a sliding registration starting at $30 for low income earners and students. Standard conference price is $70. To register online, visit
MI NOW 2016 will be held at the University of Michigan Dearborn’s Fairlane Center North located at 19000 Hubbard Drive in Dearborn.

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