Black Trans Intimacies: On Building Futures in the Present
Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
VIRTUAL EVENT - ZOOM WEBINAR
In this roundtable, trans and nonbinary artists and scholars come together to discuss the ways in which intimacy is rendered and re-imagined in our contemporary moment, and how intimacy serves as a world-building tool. Dora Santana of John Jay College, SA Smythe of UCLA and Micky Bradford of the Transgender Law Center will share their craft(s) and speak of their work as a form of intimacy with the world and against patriarchy and anti-Blackness. This event aims to ask: what kind of intimacies do we need today for all Black trans and nonbinary people to be free tomorrow? And, as Dora Santana’s “Mais Viva!: Reassembling Transness, Blackness, and Feminism” (2019) asks, “How do we imagine possibilities of livable lives, of freedom, well-being, and transformative change, as we resist death?
Co-sponsored by African American Studies, Gender Equity Resource Center and Othering & Belonging Institute’s LGBTQ Citizenship Cluster.
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