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Building Power Through Documenting Trans Oral Histories

This event will be held at Ivy Book Shop/Bird in Hand.

In this public talk hosted by the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center, Andrea Jenkins and Myrl Beam will share lessons from their work with the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project, reflecting on the power of storytelling to help build movements for justice that enable trans lives to flourish.

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
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Homewood campus
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Event Organizer

Joseph Plaster