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Sex and Gender Spectra conference: Day 1

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This event is open to: All Staff and students

Date: Friday, November 30, 2012
Time: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Location: Gold Meir Library, 4th Floor Conference Center

Friday's conference events begin at 9:30am. Highlights include an art exhibit by Milwaukee queer artists curated by Noel Mariano, several exhibits on the history and culture of Milwaukee's LGBT communities, and panels on trans-feminism and body modification, community influences on the sex and gender spectra, and anti-discrimination protections for trans gender people.

Friday's events conclude with a 4:00 PM keynote address by Dr. Katrina Karkazis, author of Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience. One in every 150 children is diagnosed as being of intermediate sex, and how these children are treated medically is a source of much controversy. Dr. Karkazis explores this in her research with intersex individuals, parents of intersex children, and medical clinicians. A reception with food and musical accompaniment will immediately follow Dr. Karkazis' presentation.

The Sex and Gender Spectra Conference is presented by UWM LGBT Studies, in conjunction with the UWM LGBT Film/Video Festival, the UWM LGBT Resource Center, and the UWM Libraries Archives and Special Collections.

For more information, see http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/sexandgenderspectra/ or email sexandgenderspectra@gmail.com.

For more information or to request special accommodations, contact: Brice Smith, 414-229-4116 .

 


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