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Lectures by Prominent Gender Activists to Highlight "Celebrate Sexuality Week"

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Posted April 8, 1996
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Lectures by gender activists Leslie Feinberg and Dr. Elias Farajajé-Jones will highlight Hamilton College's "Celebrate Sexuality Week," April 8 - April 14, sponsored by the Rainbow Alliance. In addition to the lectures, which are free and open to the general public, there will also be various films and demonstrations throughout the week.

On Wednesday, April 10, at 8 p.m, in the Chapel, Feinberg will discuss, "Transgender Liberation: What it Means to You," followed by a question and answer session.

One of the most prominent gender-rights activists and leaders in the transgender movement, Feinberg is the author of Stone Butch Blues and her new book, Transgender Warriors: A History of Resistance from Joan of Arc to Ru Paul, which is a personal journey through history uncovering evidence that there have always been people who crossed the cultural boundaries of gender. She is also the winner of the 1994 Lambda Literary Award and the 1994 ALA Gay and Lesbian Literature Award.

Feinberg will be available to sign and sell her new book, Transgender Warriors, before her lecture, at 7:30 p.m.

Farajajé-Jones, who is a professor at Howard University, will present a lecture, followed by a question and answer session, on Thursday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in the Chapel. Author of In Search of Zion: A Study of the Significance of Afrika for Three Black Religious Movements and co-editor of African Creative Expressions of the Divine: African Religions in Diaspora, his research deals with "queers" in traditional cultures, seeking new understandings of the construction of gender and sexualities.

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