Theresa Sparks: Jan Term Speaker Series Evening Event

Date & Time:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location:
Soda Activity Center: Moraga Room, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Description: 

Theresa Sparks, executive director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, addresses advocacy for basic human rights for the transgender community ranging from health care to identity, safety and employment.

Academics, intellectuals and activists have worked to create space for trans-gender people within the traditional gender binary, with tremendous gains. These groups have primarily been working towards creating space for trans-people within the traditional gender binary. During this period, tremendous gains have been made but there are enormous challenges still to be addressed. Over the last few years, a different aspect of gender has begun to emerge in the community, that of gender fluidity / queer / non-conforming and other identities outside of the binary. This growing concept is stretching the boundaries of current thought, presenting new challenges and opportunities.  It is essential that academic, intellectual and government institutions get more involved in developing research, strategies and messaging to support this contemporary movement to further expand the boundaries of gender.

Contact: 

Paul Ebenkamp: pe1@stmarys-ca.edu/ x4771

Theresa Sparks