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In this talk, Dean Spade will raise questions about how increased mainstream visibility of trans people relates to on-the-ground struggles for trans survival. How do we build a trans resistance politics that centers opposition to war, imperialism, immigration enforcement and criminalization? How do we move beyond symbolic acts of resistance and actually help meet each other’s most basic needs for housing, child care, health care, safety, and connection? This talk will explore how contemporary movements are developing transformative approaches and practices to address these questions in the face of worsening conditions of wealth concentration, state violence, and climate chaos.

Dean Spade is an associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law. In 2002, he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex and/or gender non-conforming and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law (Duke University Press 2015).

Date and Time: Oct. 12, 2017 form 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Building 7

LGBTQIA Week is a programming series of educational events and activities exploring LGBTQIA identity and social justice issues; in addition, celebrates and remembers the history of the gay rights movement and is held in October to recognize National Coming Out Day.

Multicultural Affairs and LGBTQIA Task Force sponsors LGBTQIA Week events.

These events are free and open to the community, so please join us and share this with others. We look forward to seeing you!

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