Utah Pride is proud to announce TransAction's Genderevolution Conference & Transgender Education Awareness Month Events
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Genderevolution 2012: Gender Apocalypse! - November 17th
Where: SLCC Miller Campus - 9750 S 300 W Sandy, UT
Genderevolution (TransAction's Annual Gender Conference) is the pinnacle event of a month full of trans-awareness events throughout the trans* and larger community. This year's theme is Gender Apocalypse. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Please register in person at the conference!
The purpose of the Genderevolution is to:
- Foster community building among trans* folk and allies alike, to help create a strong and safe space to push gender boundaries in the Salt Lake City area.
- Educate employees, cisgender/non-trans* folk, trans*/non-cisgender folk, health and mental care providers, and allies about the myths and realities of gender.
- Celebrate trans* identities in an inclusive, healthy and positive way.
Keynote: Mara Keisling, Executive Director of NCTE
"Mara Keisling is the founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. Mara is a transgender-identified woman and a parent. As one of the nation's leading voices for transgender equality, Mara has appeared on news outlets such as CNN and CSPAN, and is regularly quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post and hundreds of other national and local print and electronic media.
Since NCTE was founded in 2003, the organization was part of coalition efforts that have won significant advances in transgender equality such as the passage of the first ever transgender-inclusive federal legislation, modification of the State Department rules for changing gender markers on passports, and the historic first Congressional Hearing on transgender issues.
Mara is a graduate of Penn State University and did her graduate work at Harvard University in American Government. She has served on the board of Directors of Common Roads, an LGBTQ Youth Group, and on the steering committee of the Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition. Mara has almost twenty-five years of professional experience in social marketing and opinion research" (transequality.org; NCTE webpage).
apocalypse: (from the original Greek apocálypsis meaning "un-covering") a revelation of something hidden from humankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception. (Paraphrased From Wikipedia)
At Genderevolution, we aim to deconstruct gender mythology, explore the implications of socially constructed gender norms, and integrate our many intersecting identities.
How does our experience with gender intersect with our experience of race? Of class or sexuality or relationship styles? How about religion, physical dis/ability, or political ideology? Maybe we won't find clear answers to these questions, but in asking them perhaps we can come to understand ourselves—and each other—just a little better.