Julia Serano is coming to Clark University thanks to OPEN co-sponsoring with the Gender Studies Department, Choices, Activists United, Feminists United, Speakers Forum, and the Higgins School of Humanities! See more about Julia Serano on her website: http://www.juliaserano.com/index.html
“Recognizing All Forms of Sexism,” a presentation by Julia Serano is going to be at 8pm in Sackler 122 on April 4th. It will be a mixture of these two presentations, and will be about an hour long presentation plus a Q&A session:
"The Intersection of Feminism, Queer, and Trans Politics"
Women, and gender and sexual minorities (e.g., LGBTQIA+ individuals), all face sexism, although the frequency and forms of sexism that any given individual experiences may vary greatly based upon their body-type, orientation, identity, expressions, and other factors. Furthermore, these different forms of sexism all intersect with one another, and with other forms of marginalization (e.g., racism, classism, ablism, etc.). In this talk, Julia forwards an intersectional approach to reconcile many debates about gender and sexism that have occurred within feminism, queer, and trans activism over the last several decades.
"Recognizing the B and T in LGBTQ"
While it has been almost twenty years since lesbian and gay organizations began adding B’s (for bisexual) and T’s (for transgender) to the ends of their acronyms, issues facing these latter groups still remain underappreciated within queer communities and politics. As a bisexual and transgender woman, Julia shares her insights about transgender and bisexual/pansexual activism and inclusion.