Amherst College January 30th at 4:30pm the Science Center, Lipton Lecture Hall
The Feminist Thought group of the Center for Humanistic Inquiry welcomes all to attend a public lecture by Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, the Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita of Biology & Gender Studies in the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology & Biochemistry at Brown University & founder of the Science & Technology Studies Program at Brown University. The author of three books & over 60 scholarly articles, she is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Many years ago, we started a Center and transformed the campus culture. A group of students, faculty, and staff contributed to this report. I just stumbled across it online and am so happy to see it has been digitized and preserved — it is a very recent queer history of student activism and organizational change!
“What Greta Thunberg Means to Me,” Sunday Nov. 10th Noon at Johnson Chapel.
A gathering for Amherst College students, faculty and staff hosted by Prof. Jen
Manion and Prof. Michael Kunichika and choir director, Prof. Martha Umphrey. There
will be a light reception.
Jennifer Levi, Director of the Transgender Rights Project at GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders and Professor of Law at Western New England University will join us at Amherst College on Tues. Oct 29th at 4:30pm in Paino Lecture Hall, Beneski Museum.
Was the US more progressive in embracing trans/gender nonconforming workers in 1908 than it is today? We’ll soon find out. #SCOTUS#RiseUpOctober8
Throughout history, trans people have been discriminated against precisely because of sex (Forgive the circulation of a newspaper article that misgenders Brandon Teena – it is to make an important point) #RiseUpOctober8#SCOTUS
Can I object to Justice Robert’s question that literally makes no sense? “In other words, if the objection of a transgender man transitioning to woman is that he should be allowed to use, he or she, should be allowed to use the women’s bathroom, now, how do you analyze that?”
Roberts pushed hard for “transgender status” as the key issue at hand rather than sex-based discrimination. “Because if it’s just biological sex, there’s no problem b/c there is no disadvantage. But if you’re looking at transgender status, there is a huge problem…”
Bursch for petitioner (funeral home) states “What Title VII says is that sex-based differentiation is not the same as sex discrimination.” hmmmm….
The basis of the Bursh/funeral home/anti-trans argument is to fundamentally deny the existence & legitimacy of trans people. It may work before #SCOTUS but young people will not stand for it. #future#LGBTQ#RiseUpOctober8
EEOC/anti-trans side argued, “If you treat an aggressive woman worse than an aggressive man, you are violating Title VII because you’re treating similarly situated people differently.” Is someone going to clue him in? #AG#stud#pride
SOTOMAYOR: “We can’t deny that homosexuals are being fired merely for being who they are & not because of religious reasons. . .They may have power in some regions, but they are still being beaten, they are still being ostracized from certain things.” #scotus#thanks#RiseUpOct8
History shows this not to be true at all: EEOC “Everybody here agrees that Congress never thought that by prohibiting discrimination based on sex, they would also be prohibiting discrimination based on two very different traits, sexual orientation and gender identity.”
“What RBG Means to Me,” Sunday Sept. 29, Noon at Johnson Chapel. A gathering for Amherst College students, faculty and staff hosted by Associate Professors Jen Manion and Michael Kunichika. There will be a light reception.
Tuesday Sept. 17th 5:30-7:30pm @ the Powerhouse, Amherst College
Join faculty, staff and students from Amherst, UMass, Smith, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire to kick off the school year and learn more about the Five College Queer/Trans/Sexuality Studies Certificate. An informal reception will be followed by a panel discussion on “Queer/Trans/Sexuality Studies Now!” featuring faculty from each college.
Panelists include: Khary Polk, Amherst College (facilitator); Ren-Yo Hwang, Mt. Holyoke College; Kelly Anderson, Smith College; Sony Bolton, Amherst College; Patricia Montoya, Hampshire College; and Cameron Awkward-Rich, UMASS
Click here for more information about the certificate and eligible courses
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