African-Americans and transgendered history — April 10th —

9 Apr

Thursday, April 10, 2008
7 PM at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 17th Ave. S (Off Yesler); Seattle, WA

American Heritage Series is an ongoing series of lectures and discussions that offer new perspectives on the role of African-Americans in American history. This second installment continues to explore the history of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer (LGBTQ) African-Americans but specifically focusing on transgender history. Gender identity beyond just Male or Female and transgenderism is not new in the African-American community. To be clear, this is separate from ones sexual orientation but generally refers to someone whose “gender identity or expression differs from the sex of their birth, whether they have surgery or not.”

Join moderator Chandan Reddy, Associate Professor, UW Department of English and panelists Dean Jackson, Regional Organizer and Racial Equity Initiative Project Coordinator, Pride Foundation, Vanessa Grandberry, former Program Manager for the HIV education and prevention programs, Transgender Time (T-Time) and 4Every Man and Imani Henry, Artist, Activist, and Staff Organizer at the International Action Center as we provide information and discuss the contributions African-American transpeople have made to our community.

Tickets: $7/$5 for CD Forum & SBP members/students/seniors
Order online at or call 1-800-838-3006.


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