Tuesday, March 2, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am
UB Student Engagement, PSS Inclusion & Diversity Committee, and the Center for Diversity Innovation
OPEN TO UB STAFF and FACULTY
How do we serve transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming students better? Join trans activist, writer, and UB Distinguished Visiting Scholar Eli Clare to answer this question. We will explore issues around language, pronouns, names, restrooms, harassment, housing, and more, focusing on both policy and practice.
SPONSORS: UB Student Engagement, PSS Inclusion & Diversity Committee, and the UB Center for Diversity Innovation
OPEN TO: Staff and Faculty
OPTIONAL/PRE-EVENT SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Survey_Pre_Mar2
White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare makes home near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he writes and proudly claims a penchant for rabble-rousing. He has written two books of creative non-fiction, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and a collection of poetry, The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion, and has been published in many periodicals and anthologies. For the last decade, Eli has spoken, taught, and facilitated all over the United States and Canada at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice. Among other pursuits, he has walked across the United States for peace, coordinated a rape prevention program, and helped organize the first ever Queerness and Disability Conference.
Notable Awards: Richard L. Schlegel Award for visionary LGBTQ leadership; American University; Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction for Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure; The Publishing Triangle; Creating Change Award; National LGBTQ Task Force
Areas of Interest/Special Expertise: Storytelling; poetry; the essential role of art in creating just places; community building; connections between race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability; disabled and/or LGBTQ student needs; student activism.
M.F.A., Poetry, Goddard College
This presentation will be offered free of charge online.