You are invited to the keynote event of the Intersections of Queer Symposium: “Making A Way Out of No Way: Trans Liberation in a Moment of Heightened Violence & Visibility” with Reina Gossett
Thursdy March 10, 7pm
Telus Centre 150, University of Alberta
Free! Everyone Welcome!
Venue is Wheelchair Accessible
**please reserve a ticket to save a spot**
Reina Gossett is a activist, writer, and artist and the 2014-2016 Activist-In-Residence at Barnard College’s Center for Research on Women. As the membership director at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project from 2010 to 2014, Reina worked to lift the voice and power of trans and gender non conforming people. Prior to joining the Sylvia Rivera Law Project Reina worked at Queers for Economic Justice where she directed the Welfare Organizing Projected and produced A Fabulous Attitude, which documents low-income LGBT New Yorkers surviving inequality and thriving despite enormous obstacles.
Prior to her work at Queers for Economic Justice Reina was awarded the George Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship by the Open Society Foundation to work with LGBT people navigating criminalization. During her fellowship she partnered with Critical Resistance to curtailing the prison industrial complex by organizing low income LGBTGNC New Yorkers in a campaign that successfully stopped NYC’s Department of Corrections from building a $375 million new jail in the Bronx.
Reina is a 2009 Stonewall Community Foundation Honoree as well as a filmmaker collaborating with Sasha Wortzel to write, direct and produce STAR PEOPLE ARE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, a film detailing the lives of Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P Johnson and Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries. The film builds upon the archival research and published writing she has done over the past decade about Sylvia Rivera and STAR , published on various print and online platforms such as Captive Genders in 2011 (AK Press), The Scholar and The Feminist Online and her personal blog on reinagossett.com
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