SPEAK! Series: Janet Mock

Starts 7:00 PM
Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons

Janet Mock is an author and fierce social justice advocate. After publicly proclaiming her identity as a trans woman in 2011, Mock has focused her efforts on speaking about the struggles, triumphs and portrayals of girls and women like herself. In 2012, she launched #GirlsLikeUs, a movement that encourages trans women to live visibly. She currently writes and speaks about her experience of living at the intersections of identities. Mock published her memoir, titled Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More, in early February, and her commentary has appeared on NPR, Marie Claire magazine, Piers Morgan, MSNBC, and Colorlines, among others.

Sponsored by: The Department of Multicultural Life; Program Board; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Office of the President; Fund for Lavender Life; Dean for the Study of Race & Ethnicity; Campus Life; Institute for Global Citizenship; and FIA*STARSA.

This event is part of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center's ongoing series, "SPEAK! A Series of Conscious Conversations." The purpose of "SPEAK!" is to engage the Macalester Community in a series of intimate conversations with dynamic speakers on transnational issues. What makes "SPEAK!" a different type of lecture series is that speakers talk with the audience rather than to the audience. For more information about this event or other LSC programs, please contact Karla Benson Rutten, Director of the Lealtad-Suzuki Center, at benson@macalester.edu.

http://www.macalester.edu/multiculturallife

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: Multicultural Life (Dept. of)

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