The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UNCG will host two talks in November.
On Thursday, Nov. 1, Lia García will present “Between Transits and Genders: Affective Performance as a Strategy and Possibility for Social Resistance” in the Maple Room of the EUC from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The talk will reflect on performance’s intimate relationship with pedagogies of affect that result in new forms of opposing patriarchal violence towards trans people in the context of Mexico.
García is an internationally-renowned feminist and defender of human rights for trans people in Mexico City. She studied Pedagogy and Visual Arts at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
On Thursday, Nov. 15, WGS will host a panel discussion, “Race and the University: Immigration Now,” in the Dail Room of the EUC from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This panel will focus on current issues in immigration, including recent actions by the Trump administration, and how members of the university productively can take part in public discussions and debates.
Panel members will include:
- Leilani Roughton, Executive Director, New Arrivals Institute
- Stephen J. Sills, Director, Center for Housing and Community Studies
- Holly C. Sienkiewicz, Director, Center for New North Carolinians