TRAP DOOR

Location 
UC Berkeley's Multicultural Center
Date 
April 09, 2019
Time 
6 - 7:30PM

Trap Door

TRAP DOOR
with Miss Major & CeCe McDonald
 
Join us for a conversation on the anthology "Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility" (MIT 2017)

Featuring:
Miss Major: A veteran of the infamous Stonewall Riots, former sex worker, and survivor of Attica State Prison, transgender elder and activist Miss Major has fought for over 40 years to create visibility and equity for trans women of color. Miss Major has built a global legacy of activism that is rooted in her own experiences, and will continue to pave the way for transgender women of color, particularly those who have survived incarceration and police brutality.

CeCe McDonald: is a transgender activist and revered icon of the LGBTQ community. She captured international recognition in 2011 after surviving a white supremacist and transphobic attack, later receiving a second-degree manslaughter conviction and serving 19 months in prison simply for defending herself.

Moderated by:
Kerby Lynch: PhD student in Geography, UCB
Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor, Gender & Women's Studies, UCB

Sponsored by:
Townsend Center for the Humanities, Haas Institute’s LGBTQ Citizenship Cluster, Center for Race and Gender, The Big C Initiative, Queer/Trans* Advocacy Project of the Graduate Assembly, Zawadi: Black LGBT Community at CAL, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

Free and open to the public.
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