Trans/gender Awareness Week 2012
Originally founded to create space on campus for exploring issues related to gender identity, Trans/gender Awareness Week at Yale has expanded into an annual series of events celebrating and exploring a variety of trans and gender non-conforming identities, experiences, and communities. Whether you've never heard the word "trans" before or whether you've been deeply involved in the LGBTQ community for years, whether you're interested in the intersection of race and gender, or whether you just want to hear some great folk music, Trans Week has something for everyone.
Film Screening: Diagnosing Difference
Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 PM
The American Psychiatric Association considers transgender identity a mental health disorder. Diagnosing Difference explores the consequences of that position, and the movement to end it, through the narratives of thirteen transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and gender variant people.
Gender Difference/Gender Disorder?
A Master's Tea with Annalise Ophelian
Thursday, November 8, 4:00 PM
Branford College Master's House
Annalise Ophelian, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and director of "Diagnosing Difference" (2010), a documentary film exploring the historically uneasy relationship between transgender or gender-nonconforming people and mental health professionals.
StormMiguel Florez: New Americana Transgender Cantador
Thursday, November 8, 8:00 PM
JE College Theater
Join us for an evening performance with Mexican-American transgender folk singer StormMiguel Florez. Storm’s moody, twangy acoustic music has earned him recognition throughout the Bay Area, and NPR’s Snap Judgement featured the story of his musical career and gender transition.
HIV in Transgender Communities: An Interdisciplinary Panel
Friday, November 9, 3:00 PM - WLH 114 Trans people and their allies are mounting an impassioned response
Trans people and their allies are mounting an impassioned response to HIV’s disproportionate impact on our communities. Activist Che Gossett (Sex Worker Outreach Project; ACT UP Philadelphia), policy and services expert Shawn Lang (CT AIDS Resource Coalition), and research associate Bianca Aponte (Fenway Health) will explore the intersections of HIV research, policy, services and activism, and answer questions about their work.
Teach-In: Police Violence and Incarceration in Trans Communities
Saturday, November 10, 4:00 PM
Yale Women's Center
Transgender people, especially women and people of color, are disproportionately affected by police violence and imprisonment. After a peer-led conversation about transgender prison experiences and grassroots activism, we’ll write letters of support to incarcerated transgender people.
Trans Activism at Yale: RAGE Meeting
Sunday, November 11, 1:30 PM
Yale Women's Center
Offer your input, and learn how we can take action, at the inaugural meeting of the Resource Alliance for Gender Equity (RAGE), Yale’s first student organization dedicated to the concerns of trans, genderqueer and gender-nonconforming people.
Stolen Bodies, Stolen Lands: A Davenport Master's Tea with Eli Clare
Wednesday, October 31, 4:00 PM
Monday, November 12, 4:00 PM
Davenport College Master's House
Eli Clare is an author and poet whose powerful storytelling empowers and challenges the queer and disability activist communities in which he works. In poetry and prose, Eli will explore the intersections of gender, race, class, disability and queerness.