Friday, November 11, 2005

Transgender Awareness Week

Transgender Awareness Week is next week, Nov. 14-18. We will be tabling Monday through Friday from 11AM to 1PM, so drop by if you need more information about the events, want a button or two, or want to help out. Here is what we have planned:

Transgender Panel Discussion: Tuesday, Nov. 15th @ 8PM in Lambert Lounge. Join Pride Alliance, Dr. Alan Glass (director of Student Health and Counseling Services), and several guests from the St. Louis community for a panel discussion on transgender issues. Become educated on transgender topics and listen to stories from people in the community. There will be a question and answer session following the discussion. Lambert Lounge is located in Malinckrodt Center on main campus. It is upstairs, past the bank (there will be signs).

Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil: Wednesday, Nov. 16th @ 8PM at the South 40 Clocktower. Mourn the deaths of the dozens of transgender people murdered this past year. Hear the stories of people who were killed and help raise awareness violence against those with differing gender identities or expressions. Several St. Louis religious leaders will be present to speak, but the event is not inherently religious. Following the meeting at the clocktower we will process to the Swamp, and then into Friedman Lounge in Wohl Center where our guests will speak.

Showing of Southern Comfort: Thursday, Nov. 17th @ 8PM in Friedman Lounge (Wohl Center). Come see this award winning, powerful documentary on the life and death of a trans man dying of ovarian cancer in the deep south. For reviews and more information about the film, see this link.

Transworks: Transsexual Images by Loren Cameron: Friday, Nov. 18th @ 6PM at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (Steinberg Auditorium). Loren Cameron's photographs have become beautiful icons of a burgeoning transgender movement. His book,"Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits" (1996) has been regarded as groundbreaking. In his presentation he will show some of his newest and latest work, relate his experience as a transsexual photographer as well as discuss the lives of the people he photographs. The presentation will be followed by a book-signing. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see this renowned photographer present his work!

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