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Gender & Communication Conference: You, Me, and the World We See

LGBT 101: Do You Know Your LGBT Alphabet?

LGBT 101 will provide you with the basic knowledge to understand the LGBT community. We will discuss the basics of the LGBT alphabet, what it means to be part of the LGBT community, what obstacles these students face while living on campus, and resources available to the community. 


Paris is Burning!: Conversations About Class, Sexuality, and Race

Paris is Burning! is a documentary about the fabulous fashion-obsessed New Yorkers who created "voguing" and drag balls. Examining several key scenes from the documentary, this session will be a conversation about how racial minorities in low-income urban settings perform their gender and sexual identities. The central question we will address is: Do African American and Latino (transgender) men create their own unique queer cultures or do they tend to replicate those of the white queer men?


Act Like a Lady, Work Like a Man 

This program will explore the opinions and feelings of participants regarding occupation and gender roles. Substantial differences in gender of occupation has been observed for decades, with little significance of causality. Participants will explore the background of gender norms in today's occupational fields and engage in multiple activities designed to challenge our often traditional way of thinking about specific job titles.


The Problem with Women in Leadership: B!****$ in Charge 

This interactive panel/round table discussion will use the viral hit parody "Bitches in Business" as a backdrop to guide dialogue around issues related to feminine leadership, the complications we face and compromises we make as women in positions of power. Potential issues to be discussed include: labels (bitch vs. strong), re-appropriation of language and slurs (bitch, babe, honey), and how other parts of identity intersect with leadership and femininity. 


Intersectionality: Not Just "Double Jeopardy" 

Rather than simply conferring "double jeopardy" on those with multiple aspects of oppressed identity, intersectionality provides a better lens to view the ways in which each person's unique identity is experienced as a whole. This session will include exercises to highlight the ways that power and privilege are often based on aspects of identity such as gender, race, socioeconomic status, and sexuality. The ways in which individuals may be discriminated against based on different aspects of their identity at the same time will be explored.


Twinks, Chubs, and Bears, Oh My!

In order to dismantle the oppression of fat gay men there needs to be an evaluation of the intersections between fat, sexual orientation, and a masculine gender identity. This presentation takes a look into the world of how the twink, the bear, and the chub are prerequisites to understanding the social realities of double marginalization in fat gay men through power, gender, sexuality, fat based oppression and fear of non-hemegonic bodies. 


True Life: I'm a Drag Performer

Join tonight's Drag Show performers for a panel discussion. Learn about how they were first introduced to drag, how performing in drag has impacted them, and their experience as performers. 


People Making: Not All Therapy is Boring 

Mainstream therapy is based on many privileged assumptions about human behavior. That is why insurance companies love it and why many clients find it less than helpful. This panel will share less mainstream perspectives to therapy and how to help people become the authors of their own fates. Drums, dos, and tea parties! 

 

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