Trans* Awareness Days 2011

The Office of LGBTQI Life presents

Safe Zone 201: Toilet Training
Wednesday, November 9, 12pm, KC Potter Center
Documentary and discussion on the implications of gendered bathrooms and other spaces, with Dr. Katy Jaekel.

Injustice at Every Turn
Thursday, November 10, 12pm, Bartholomew Room, Law School
National and local advocates discuss the results of the recently released, first ever all-encompassing survey looking at discrimination faced by trans* people in the US. Featuring speakers from the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition.

Diagnosing Difference: Screening and Panel
Thursday, November 10, 4:30pm, 208 Light Hall
Trans* people from all walks of life, speak up about the impact of Gender Identity Disorder on their health and personal lives. Screening is followed by a panel with members of the medical and social work community.
For more on the documentary:

Thank Goodness It’s Trans* Friday!
Friday, November 11, 12pm, KC Potter Center
Bring your lunch to our weekly brown-bag luncheon, and celebrate trans* people and identities! Learn about common myths and misconceptions.

Performance Workshop with Kit Yan
Tuesday, November 15, 4-5pm, Sarratt 189
Acclaimed spoken word artist offers a free performance workshop for people of ALL levels of comfort and expertise in public speaking and performance.

OUT Loud! With Kit Yan and Vandy Spoken Word
Tuesday, November 15, 7pm, Wyatt Rotunda
He was featured on HBO’s Asians Aloud, and headlined the Department of Justice’s first ever LGBT Pride event. With VU’s own Vanderbilt Spoken Word, Kit Yan takes the stage to showcase his unique blend of comedy and slam.
Also part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
For more about Kit Yan –

International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Wednesday, November 16, 7pm, SLC Board of Trust Room
Memorializing those killed due to anti-trans* prejudice through art, readings, and action. Small reception to follow.
Also part of International Education Week

Trans* – An umbrella term that encompasses various transgender, genderqueer, and other gender non-conforming people and identities.

For up-to-date info and a full of list of sponsors, check out the Facebook event: