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Transgender Spectrum Conference

The University of Missouri-St. Louis will host the fifth annual Transgender Spectrum Conference, Nov. 9-10, 2018. The conference brings together a broad community in the interest of advancing and celebrating the lives of transgender people in the St. Louis region and beyond.

This year’s theme, “Nothing About Us Without Us,” speaks to the current moment in transgender advocacy. This slogan was popularized by the Disability Movement, which has long struggled to reject medicalization and social exclusion. It has since been adapted by transgender activists to challenge instances of exclusion, such as laws and policies that target transgender concerns determined by cisgender people, or portrayals of transgender characters by cisgender performers, among others. Our goal is to promote self-determination and diversity, and elevate the experiences of the community. We seek proposals that empower, educate, and advance the conversation and inclusion of trans and gender expansive community members.

Saturday, November 10

J.C. Penney Building / Conference Center (JCP), 350
1 University Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63121-4400

Event Type

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Meetings and Conferences

Target Audience

Faculty, Staff and Retirees, General Public, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students

Website

https://www.umsl.edu/transgenderspect...

Group
LGBTQ+
Contact Name

Harry Hawkins

Contact Phone

314-516-5704

Contact Email

hawkinsha@umsl.edu

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