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Misogyny for All Genders Panel Discussion


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Misogyny for All Genders Panel Discussion, St Ann’s Academy

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 - 7 pm

The first in a series of 6 Women in Leadership panel discussions will be held September 27th at 7 pm at St Ann’s Academy. The September panel is entitled Misogyny for All Genders.  The Panel is sponsored by the Society of Friends of St Ann’s Academy, and the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria. Drawing from feedback from the sold-out Women in Leadership Conference held in October, 2016, it was apparent the community needed to continue the conversations on gender justice and change.

Dr. Aaron Devor, the Chair in Transgender Studies, Founder and Academic Director of the Transgender Archives at UVic will Chair the first panel discussion on gender justice. “Victoria is an ideal place to have these discussions as we have the world’s largest Transgender Archives and the world’s only Research Chair in Transgender Studies at the University of Victoria. People have many questions and we hope to be able to answer some of them at this open community discussion.”

Included in the panel are ChrŸs Tei, the Executive Director of the Rainbow Health Co-operative, BC's largest community owned trans organization. Rainbow Health supports individuals and families living with the complexities and challenges of physical, personal and social transition related to gender;  Kimi Dominic,  an interdisciplinary PhD candidate focusing on transgender studies and the medicalisation of gender variance; and Charlie Nash aka Henrietta Dubét is a local gender nonconforming human and drag queen who reigned as Ms Gay Vancouver Island 2016 during which their focus was on creating more safe spaces for queer people, most notably queer youth.

Admission to the panel discussion is by donation and Lifecycles Project Society will provide refreshments.

See the Society of the Friends of St Ann’s Academy Website for a complete list of discussions and register now for the series as seating is limited. See http://friendsofstannsacademy.com/women-and-leadership-gender-justice-conversations-2017-2018/. Or write to Executive Director atinfo@friendsofstannsacademy.com.

Contact: Lynne Milnes, 250-472-5031 or Darlene Clover, 250-721-7816

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