Trans/gender Awareness Weeks 2015

Mission

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 enjoy a great performance, Trans*/gender Awareness Week has something for everyone.

Beyond the Binary Discussion Group

MONDAY 11/2, 5:30 PM

Have you been wondering what Beyond the Binary is? Join Seth Wallace and Kacei Conyers for our ongoing discussion on gender identity. Beyond the Binary is a safe space for conversations on life and wellbeing for those who identify as transgender, agender, dualgender, genderqueer, gender questioning, nonbinary or otherwise. Snacks provided.

Improving the Campus Climate for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Students

TUESDAY 11/3, 4:00 PM

This active workshop will help you identify things you can do to make Yale more inclusive for students of all gender identities. Appropriate for students, staff and faculty.

Also offered on 11/12.

All Gender Restrooms Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

WEDNESDAY 11/4, 5:00 PM

Come celebrate the opening of new all gender restrooms across campus and the launch of the All Gender Restroom Map with Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences Tamar Gendler!

Tangerine (2015) screening and discussion with producer Darren Dean

FRIDAY 11/6, 7:00 PM

Join Tangerine producer Darren Dean for a special ultra high definition screening and discussion of the Sundance Official Selection and NY Times Critic's Pick.

All Gender Yoga

SATURDAY 11/7, 4:00 PM

Enjoy a bendy, fun, relaxing and body-affirming hour of yoga! All abilities and flexibilities (gender, sexuality, limbs) welcome. Mats provided, or bring your own.

Please arrive by 3:45 PM.

In the Qloset: Clothing Swap

SUNDAY 11/8, 4:00 PM

Do you identify as trans, non-binary, agender, or outside of the gender binary? Get new threads and accessories for free and/or bring items that no longer fit your gender expression at the In the Qloset Clothing Swap!

The Bad Romantics Present: GenderSMASH

SUNDAY 11/8, 8:00 PM

Yale's only drag, burlesque, and cabaret troupe is dusting off its high heels and bow ties for the first show of the year. Come and enjoy all manner of gender performativity-bending-smashery-anythingwedreamuppery with the Bad Romantics ft. our brand new drag babies and, as always, glitter!!

Transitioning while at Yale: A panel discussion

MONDAY 11/9, 5:30 PM

Come hear the stories of two people who have transitioned while at Yale, along with Jennifer Brackett, care coordinator at Yale Health, and Debbie Stanley-McCaulay, Yale’s Chief Diversity Officer. What can we do better as a community to support those of us who are transitioning?

Trans* Awareness Collaborative Art Project

MONDAY 11/9, 7:00 PM

Come find out more about the Trans* Awareness Collaborative Art Project!

 

 

Storytelling with Bear Bergman

TUESDAY 11/10, 7:00 PM

Join activist, performer, gender-jammer, and award-winning author Bear Bergman for a unique storytelling performance centered on gender identity and the intersection of his Jewish and queer identities. Q+A to follow.

Co-sponsored by the Slifka Center and LGBT Studies.

Improving the Campus Climate for Trans and Gender Nonconforming Students

THURSDAY 11/12, 12:00 PM

This active workshop will help you identify things you can do to make Yale more inclusive for students of all gender identities. Appropriate for students, staff and faculty.

Also offered on 11/3.

All Gender Yoga

SATURDAY 11/14, 4:00 PM

Enjoy a bendy, fun, relaxing and body-affirming hour of yoga! All abilities and flexibilities (gender, sexuality, limbs) welcome. Mats provided, or bring your own.

Please arrive by 3:45 PM.

A Discussion on Black Trans Awareness

WEDNESDAY 11/18, 5:00 PM

Join a discussion on gender identity and expression in the African American community.