Lectures by Prominent Gender Activists to Highlight "Celebrate SexualityWeek"

Lectures by gender activists LeslieFeinberg and Dr. Elias Farajajé-Jones will highlight Hamilton College's"Celebrate Sexuality Week," April 8 - April 14, sponsored by the RainbowAlliance. In addition to the lectures, which are free and open to the generalpublic, there will also be various films and demonstrations throughout theweek.

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 andanswer session.

One of the most prominent gender-rights activists and leaders in thetransgender movement, Feinberg is the author of Stone Butch Blues andher new book, Transgender Warriors: A History of Resistance from Joan ofArc to Ru Paul, which is a personal journey through history uncoveringevidence that there have always been people who crossed the cultural boundariesof gender. She is also the winner of the 1994 Lambda Literary Award and the1994 ALA Gay and Lesbian Literature Award.

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

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

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