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Online – Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST


Session 2: Transgender Justice

Issues related to gender and sexuality continue to be paramount in many areas, including politics, law, health care, parenting, identity, and social justice. In this three-part discussion series, we will consider how gender and sexuality are refracted, or how their meaning and social expression are changing and moving as we think through the topics of book bans, transgender rights, and masculinity.

In this session of Refraction: A Gender and Sexuality Discussion Series, our speakers will help to set the stage on the current landscape of transgender rights and issues nationally, and what is happening specifically within Minnesota. Brittany Stewart from Gender Justice, a Minnesota based organization advancing gender equity through the law, will be joined by Máel Embser-Herbert, professor emeritus, U.S. Army Veteran and an editor of With Honor and Integrity: Transgender Troops in Their Own Words, which shares personal stories from transgender people fighting for their right to serve in the U.S. military.

What you can expect from this series:

  • Scholars, experts, community members, and authors will share what the landscape looks like nationally and in Minnesota, as well as talk about their personal experiences and perspectives.
  • Each session will have a resource list of articles, books, and organizations to help you gain a deeper understanding of the issues at hand.
  • Engage in small and large group discussions as well as exploring ways to effect change and take action.


Registration is required. There is no cost to attend; sign up for one or all three sessions. Each session will take place virtually; a zoom link will be sent closer to the date of the session.

Educators can receive CEU’s for attending.

Registration Questions: registrations@mnhum.org

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February 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
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