In honor of the week of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Northeastern Illinois University (5500 N. Saint Louis Ave., Chicago, in Golden Eagles, Student Union Bldg.) is hosting a moderated panel presentation event on Wednesday March 29th, 2:30-3:30pm to draw attention to the unique dynamics within, impact of transphobia on, and strategies for better tailoring survivor services regarding domestic violence in the relationships of transgender and genderqueer people. The panel includes leading experts in research, advocacy, and service provision on this important yet too often overlooked issue.
The event is free, does not require registration, and is open to the public.
"Women & Children First is honored to welcome Morgan Parker for a reading from her acclaimed collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce. For this event, Morgan will be joined by local poets Jamila Woods, Nate Marshall & José Olivarez
There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé uses political and pop-cultural references as a framework to explore 21st century black American womanhood and its complexities: performance, depression, isolation, exoticism, racism, femininity, and politics. The poems weave between personal narrative and pop-cultural criticism, examining and confronting modern media, consumption, feminism, and Blackness. This collection explores femininity and race in the contemporary American political climate, folding in references from jazz standards, visual art, personal family history, and Hip Hop."
Friday, May 12 at 7:30pm - 9pm
Hosted by: Women & Children First Bookstore 5233 N. Clark St.