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Flipping the Frame: (Trans)gressing a Traumatizing Gender Culture

October 18, 2013 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Acknowledging that we are all part of a gender culture that discriminates against some while privileging others, we invite you to participate in a discussion with trans, gender non-conforming, and two-spirit identified panelists who seek to “flip the frame” about gender identity.

One aim is to increase knowledge and end social isolation, exploitation, and trauma that gender-non-conforming individuals experience. Many Americans face health care quality and affordability issues, but medical equity is especially critical for transgender people since most plans have discriminatory exclusions for trans-related care. Legal rights are also crucial as transgender people face higher incidences of exploitation, depression, job fragility, and personal safety issues.

Engage in this discussion and leave with greater understanding about community issues and yourself.

When: Friday, October 18, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120

Can’t attend in person? Watch live via streaming video


Roxanne Anderson, Director, Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition; Keagan Goetsch, student, University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts; Nick Metcalf, Federal Compliance Specialist, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Paridise Valentino, Outreach and Resource Sharing Coordinator, Trans Youth Support Network (TYSN) of Minnesota.


MJ Gilbert, Instructor, University of Minnesota School of Social Work.

This is a companion to the Office for Equity and Diversity’s Critical Conversations about Diversity and Social Justice series at the University of Minnesota. Co-sponsored by the University Libraries.

The Critical Conversations series is sponsored by the University of Minnesota’s Office for Equity and Diversity and co-sponsored by the University Libraries. These conversations are open to all students, staff, faculty and community members, and do not require a reservation.

To request a disability-related accommodation, please contact Ralph Blanco at rblanco@umn.edu or 612-625-8680. Please allow two weeks advance notice.


October 18, 2013
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


University of Minnesota Libraries


Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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