The Midwest Institute for Sexuality and Gender Diversity and the University of Minnesota Duluth's Sexuality & Gender Equity Initiative are collaborating on an upcoming Transgender Justice Teach-in, "The next genderation: Building liberated futures with queer and trans youth," to be held virtually on Tuesday, November 16.
The latest surge in anti-trans legislation targeting trans and nonbinary youth makes it more important than ever to center, listen and defer to TGQ young people. This program brings into conversation Bishop Howard, Cody Charles, Merrique Jenson, and Romeo Jackson, four TGQ organizers, educators, and change-makers who will share what they’re witnessing in their own communities, discuss how their experiences inform the direction of their projects, and provide ideas on how to be aligned with the needs of trans, nonbinary and intersex youth.
The teach-in, the fifth annual for UMND and the second year of partnership between UMND and the Institute, is part of an ongoing series of virtual opportunities the Institute has offered and supported during the pandemic—and that we'll continue to build on.
Registration costs are tiered, starting at $5 for queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, $15 for queer and trans attendees, and $25 for aspiring accomplices.