Linked Oppressions: Racism, Homophobia and Transphobia

Monday, November 22, 2010 - 22:00 to Friday, November 26, 2010 - 00:00

LGBTout, Equity Studies Student Union (ESSU), Women and Gender Studies Student Union (WGSSU), and the Centre for Women and Trans people present:

Linked Oppressions: Racism, Homophobia and Transphobia

In conjunction with Trans Awareness Week, “Linked Oppressions” will be a week dedicated to the investigation of the various ways in which the issues of racism, homophobia and transphobia intersect in our culture.

The weeks events are as follows:

Monday Nov. 22: The Trans Inclusion Group hosts a FREE screening of: “TWO SPIRITS”co-hosted by the Women and Gender Studies Student Union. Two Spirits is a compelling documentary about a life that was cut short for a Navajo teenager who was nádleehi - person with both masculine and feminine essences. The film also looks at the lives of the friends, family and larger community of Fred Martinez, reaching beyond the violent act that ended with his murder, and exploring issues of gender, spirituality and sexuality.

The film will be screening in the William Doo Auditorium (45 Willcocks St.) from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday Nov. 23: Writing Workshop with Farzana Doctor: a Toronto-based psychotherapist, consultant, and author of Stealing Nasreen. The workshop will be held at the Centre for Women and Trans People (563 Spadina Ave.) In Room 100 from 12-2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday Nov. 24: Panel:“Racism, Homophobia, and Transphobia in Social Justice Movements".  The panel will be held in Wilson Hall Lounge (40 Willcocks St.) from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday Nov. 25: Trans workshop put on by the 519 Church Street Community Centre focusing on issues surrounding identity, issues, and politics within the trans community. The workshop will be held from 3-5 p.m. in Sidney Smith Hall [100 St. George St.] in Room 2117.

The workshop will be followed by the “Words of Resistance: Gender, Gender Violence, and Transphobia” Open Mic Night and Potluck dinner, an event inspired by the Transgender Day of Remembrance and the Sixteen Days Against Gendered Violence.  The Open Mic is available for cisgender performers as well.  Bringing food is mandatory and there will be refreshments provided.  The event will run from 6-8 p.m. at the Centre for Women and Trans People (563 Spadina Ave.) in room 100.

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Monday 6 - 8 pm, Tuesday 12 - 2 pm, Wednesday 4 - 630 pm, Thursday 3 - 8 pm
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