Despite the supposed progress on LGBTQ equality in the US with the legalization of same-sex marriage, trans and non-binary people remain frequent targets of discrimination, oppressive laws and policies, hate-based violence, and sexual violence. As we have seen in recent months, ignorance about who trans people are and their experiences and status in society has been a major driving force in opposing rights for trans people and justifying violence against them. There is a great deal that sociologists can offer to appropriately understand gender, trans and non-binary identities and communities,and the persistence and consequences of transphobia and cissexism. In this forum, we will brainstorm strategies for promoting sociological insights into discussions of trans rights and other means of challenging transphobia in the US.
See more information about this initiative on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sociologistsfortransjustice.
Time, Date, and Location:
6:30-7:30pm on Monday August 22, 2016
Madrona Room, Second Floor; Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Organizers: Laurel Westbrook (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eric Anthony Grollman (email@example.com)