I missed this until today and I won’t be able to attend. However, if anyone is interested, here is the info:
The second event of the UPEI student conference series—“Difficult Dialogues”—takes place on Thursday, March 14, 5:30–7:00 pm in AVC Lecture Theatre A.
The event will feature a screening of the short film “Toilet Training”—a documentary following several transgendered people as they talk about the struggles they had growing up as transgendered—as well as a presentation by guest speaker Greg Howard, Executive Director of the PEI Human Rights Commission, a panel discussion involving four people with a variety of transgender experiences, and a question and answer period, followed by a reception.
The evening aims to build awareness and education about transgender experiences generally, and on PEI specifically, and is organized by UPEI student Jay Jonah and sponsored by Webster Academic Services, UPEI Rainbow Alliance, UPEI Action Committee on Sexual and Gender Diversity, UPEI Women’s Studies, and the PEI Human Rights Commission.
For more information, contact Jay Jonah at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ann Braithwaite at (902) 628-4312 or email@example.com.
The rights and acceptance of transgendered people is an important topic. If you are interested in learning more about some of the issues and problems faced by the transgendered, I recommend the writing of Natalie Reed.