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Online Talk: Unlearning the Gender Binary and Affirming Gender Diversity on Campus
In this online session, they will explain how the gender binary functions and how it impacts all genders. Through an intersectional lens, Dr. Mason will explain the colonial and racist foundations of the gender binary and illustrate how normative assumptions about sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression interlock with other systems of oppression, including homophobia, ableism, classism, and fatphobia.
Dr. Mason’s research program investigates how the knowledge of social movements are incorporated into mandates of organizations. Grounded in a commitment to activists working both inside and outside institutions, her research offers critical insights into the realities of those working for transformative change. In this pursuit, she has studied diverse institutions, most recently Canadian universities.
After the formal presentation (60 minutes), they will offer a facilitated discussion (30 minutes) focused on how to provide an affirming campus environment for gender diverse students, staff, and faculty and how to correct missteps. The facilitated portion will rely on participants bringing questions and ideas to the discussion.
The formal presentation will be video-recorded for those who cannot attend. The facilitated discussion will only be available to those who attend synchronously.
The event will be streamed at Brandonu-ca.zoom.us/j/99848822910 beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21.
All are welcome.
This event is a presentation of the BU Employment Equity Working Group.
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