Decolonizing and Decriminalizing Trans Genres

Sat. Feb. 28 01:00 PM - Sat. Feb. 28 09:00 PM
Contact: Institute for Women's and Gender Studies
Location: Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall

Building upon the momentum of last May’s Writing Trans Genres:
Emergent Literatures and Criticism conference, this one day symposium
centers the critical and creative work of black and indigenous trans
and two spirit writers, artists, scholars and activists. Recognizing
the violent force of institutional racism, police brutality,
colonialism, and the criminalization of trans of colour lives,
particularly in the area of sex work, this symposium foregrounds these
intersections in trans experience and representation.

Join us for talks, readings and stories from our extraordinary invited

Ceyenne Doroshow
Imani Henry
Andrea Jenkins
Yasmeen Persad
Dr. C. Riley Snorton
Syrus Marcus Ware
Saylesh Wesley

This event is free and open to the public.

Children are welcome and child minders will be available. While
pre-registration is not required, please give us a heads up if you
require childcare, so we can plan accordingly.

To request whisper translation into French please contact us by email
by February 20 at and/or

This event is wheelchair accessible and translation to ASL will be

Please note:
There are gender-inclusive washrooms on the 3rd floor in Manitoba Hall
(which adjoins Centennial Hall), on the first floor in Centennial and
the nearest Accessible washroom is on the first floor in Lockhart Hall
(which is at the far end of the Centennial Building).
Elevators are located in Lockhart and two thirds of the way through
Centennial, on the left hand side, if you are traveling from the
Portage Ave. entrance.

Watch for updates on Facebook on this page, and on twitter at #DDTG
and @TransGenres2014.

This symposium is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council.