Trans Action & Care Conference

trans student sit around tables towards Tuck Woodstock from Gender Reveal podcast and Alyssa Pariah, local TWOC activist. pink balloons read "trans joy" with a trans flag between

What is TACC?

TACC is an annual feature of Trans Empowerment Resistance and Resilience Days that gives trans students an opportunity to connect with one another and the wider Portland community. TACC features student-led workshops, opportunities for identity-based organizing, fun activities, a tabling fair - and more! We have opportunities for organizers, workshop leaders, and for folks to join in sharing space. TACC is a one day conference event established in 2017, to build community, connection, and learning opportunities for transgender and nonbinary students and community members. Want to learn more about TACC and view archived information about past conferences? Click here to visit the TReC Hub.


TACC 2020

light blue text with light pink shadow that read TACC

When: November 20-21st

Where: Hosted online via Zoom


About this Year's Conference:

The 2020 Trans Action and Care Conference will be hosted online over two days, November 20th and 21st, 2020. TACC surrounds Trans Day of Remembrance and is situated within our annual November celebration of TEMPRR Days (Trans Empowerment, Resilience, and Resistance). Learn more more about TEMPRR Days by clicking here. We ask those interested in attending TACC register. Registration is opening soon. We are looking for workshop submission for TACC! If you would like to host a virtual workshop at TACC, click here to learn more and submit a proposal.  

TACC Keynote Dominique Morgan "The Power of Resilience and the Joy of Thriving - A Trans Road Map to Liberation"

Friday November 20th, 2020 2-3:30 pm

Click here to join on Zoom

A Trans Road Map to Liberation-Often times the most marginalized individuals in our community are christened as resilient. This echo chamber where we are celebrated for surviving the oppressive systems that seek to harm us in our society. We are rewarded for being strong. Elevated because we are still here. But is that all? Is Surviving and Resilience  our only options in this life? The answer is no. There is a space that is more exclusive than the promo list for the latest Ivy Park drop. That place is called THRIVING. Thriving is a space where you cup runneth over. Where your capacity to pour into others won’t be based on how weak you feel at the end of the day. A place where generational trauma can be addressed and generational oppression can be dismantled. Y’all ready to walk with me nah? Okay. Grab your mask and let’s take a journey together. 

Dominique Morgan (She/Her) is an award-winning artist, activist, and TEDx speaker. As the Executive Director of Black and Pink, the largest prison abolitionist organization in the United States, she works daily to dismantle the systems that perpetuate violence on LGBTQ/GNC people and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Partnering her lived experience of being impacted by mass incarceration (which included 18 months in solitary confinement), with a decade of change-making artistry, advocacy, and background in public health, she continues to work in spaces of sex education, radical self-care, and transformative youth development with intentions of dismantling the prison industrial complex and it’s impact on our communities. Ms. Morgan is a 2020 Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award recipient, NAACP Freedom Fighter Award recipient, and 2020 JM Kaplan Innovation Prize recipient. She is currently completing their capstone project for studies in the Georgetown University - System Involved LGBTQ Youth Scholar Program.

TACC at a Glance

Friday November 20th, 2020

Gender Clinic with Student Legal Services

1-2 pm via Zoom. Click Here to Join. 

Keynote with Dominique Morgan

2-3:30 via Zoom. Click Here to Join. 

QTBISOC Affinity Group: an affinity space for Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

5-6:30 pm via Zoom. Click here to join.

Virtual Vigil for Trans Day of Remembrance

7-8 pm via Zoom. Link coming soon. 

Saturday November 21st, 2020

Workshop with Dominique Morgan 1-2 pm via Zoom. Click here to join

A lived experience framed in acquiring basic needs, whether they are met or not has been a consistent narrative for QTPOC. But what if I want more?

Participants will engage in power development via narrative ownership. Participants will use desire mapping as a tool to assess what wants are and discuss how we can create attainable goals that are based on abundance and joy.


Trans Tattoo Artists Panel

2-3 pm via Zoom. Click Here to Join. 

Netflix's Disclosure Documentary Filmmakers Panel

4-5 pm via Zoom. Click Here to Join