Trans Bodies, Trans Selves--Trans Activism Workshop

Published Robbie - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:32pm

Wild Iris is proud to present a program by Peter Cava addressing trans politics, activism, and the role of trans allyship—all issues he describes as necessarily interrelated in his contributions to the new book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.

Cava calls for a greater awareness of trans issues within the realm of LGBTQ politics, specifically pertaining to the recognition that gender and sexual orientation are separate parts of one’s identity and neither is dependent upon the other. Moreover, within the LGBTQ community he identifies three major areas of focus for eliminating oppression: placing greater value on diversity, femininity, and intersectionality.

Cava sees trans allyship as self-evident to all individuals that can see themselves along the “trans continuum” we’re all a part of. Put in his own words, allies are all a part of the rainbow of gender ambiguity. Identifying ourselves along the rainbow can serve the dual purpose of helping to liberate ourselves within the oppressive system while helping to end trans homelessness and dismantling cis privilege.

Please plan to join us immediately after the talk for our monthly Feminist Open Mic. Poetry, music and more - all are welcome!

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The event will take place July 29th, 6-8pm at the Civic Media Center.

Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated
When:
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 6:00pm
Cost: 
Free, donations appreciated