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The Visibility Contradiction: Why Are Trans People Dying in an Age of Celebrity?


Time: Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Alonso Family Room, Student Life Multicultural Center, Ohio Union

Trans Awareness Week Signature Event: America in Transition with Dezjorn Gauthier

Friday, November 17, 2017

Please join the Student Life Multicultural Center for this two-part event in commemoration of Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20th. We are pleased to hosting Dezjorn Gauthier of America in Transition, who will be facilitating a workshop and film screening about his experience of trans visibility. America in Transition (AIT) is a documentary series and community engagement campaign that explores community, family, and social issues for trans people of color across the United States.

We hope that you can join us for one or both of these amazing events. Afterwards we will be headed up to the traditions room to host a candelight vigill.

Please find details on each below.

Workshop: “The Visibility Contradiction: Why Are Trans People Dying in an Age of Celebrity?”

Alonso Family Room, Multicultural Center, Ohio Union

6:00 – 7:00 pm

2015 was heralded as the transgender tipping point, but it was a record-breaking year for violence and murders of trans women of color. Does celebrity make us safer? We will examine the role of visibility in movement building, the fight for civil rights, and achieving social justice

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