February 28, 2015


Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg

The Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies & The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg present:

Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres

Building upon the momentum of last May’s Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism conference, this one day symposium centers the critical and creative work of black and indigenous trans and two spirit writers, artists, scholars and activists. Recognizing the violent force of institutional racism, police brutality, colonialism, and the criminalization of trans of colour lives, particularly in the area of sex work, this symposium foregrounds these intersections in trans experience and representation.

Join us for talks, readings and stories from our extraordinary invited guests:

Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán
Ceyenne Doroshow
Imani Henry
Andrea Jenkins
Yasmeen Persad
Dr. C. Riley Snorton
Syrus Marcus Ware
Saylesh Wesley

See bios here.

1pm: Decolonizing Trans Genres
3:30pm: Against the Law: Living & Writing While Black, Indigenous, Trans
5:30pm: Dinner in Riddell Hall Cafeteria (1st floor)
7pm: Reading and Storytelling

This event is free and open to the public.

Children are welcome and child minders will be available. While pre-registration is not required, please give us a heads up if you require childcare, so we can plan accordingly.

This event is wheelchair accessible and translation to ASL will be provided.

The event is taking place in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, 3rd floor of the Centennial Building at the University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Treaty One Territory.

Please note:
There are gender-inclusive washrooms on the 3rd floor in Manitoba Hall (which adjoins Centennial Hall), on the first floor in Centennial and the nearest Accessible washroom is on the first floor in Lockhart Hall (which is at the far end of the Centennial Building).
Elevators are located in Lockhart and two thirds of the way through Centennial, on the left hand side, if you are traveling from the Portage Ave. entrance.

Watch for updates on Facebook on this page, and on twitter at #DDTG and @TransGenres2014.

This symposium is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552683341656881/