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Doing Trans Oral History: Ethics, Politics, and Community-Building

This event will be held at Impact Hub Baltimore and hosted by the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center

This public workshop, led by Andrea Jenkins and Myrl Beam from the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project, is a practical introduction to the process of doing oral history. From intentional community-building, to envisioning projects, to conducting thoughtful and ethical interviews, as well as how to preserve interviews, this is a chance to learn more about the nitty gritty of oral histories and ask all the questions you may have.

The Minneapolis-based Tretter Transgender Oral History Project is a program committed to collecting, preserving, and making available oral histories of gender transgression, broadly understood through a trans framework.

Andrea Jenkins is a writer, performance artist, poet, and transgender activist. She is the first African American openly trans woman to be elected to office in the U.S.

Myrl Beam is visiting assistant professor in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at Macalester College and author of Gay, Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics.

Saturday, December 3, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm
  Faculty/Staff     General Public     Students  

Event Organizer

Joseph Plaster