Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Full Description: 

Description: The history between feminist and transgender communities is tragically fraught with tension, misunderstanding and acts of exclusion. We will offer and develop working definitions to allow participants to form a common language in order to look at our histories, our present, and our visions for moving forward. Together, we will explore gender theory, including submissive and dominant gender roles; examine who is historically left out of mainstream organizing efforts in the name of feminism and in the name of transgender rights; identify common obstacles for full inclusion – racism, classism, criminalization, ableism, anti-immigrant sentiment, etc.; and brainstorm strategies and tactics for creating gender justice between and within our communities.

Organizer Name: 
Corinna Yazbek
Organizer Email: 
cyazbek@hampshire.edu
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
To the Left: building a movement for social justice: intersections and alliances across race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability…
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