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February book club “Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity”
February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, happening 4 times
In “Black on Both Sides,” C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Drawing on a deep and varied archive of materials, Snorton attends to how slavery and the production of racialized gender provided the foundations for an understanding of gender as mutable.
Feb 1st @ 5:30PM: Introduction & Part 1. Blacken
Feb 8th @ 5:30PM: Part II: Transit
Feb 15th @ 5:30PM: A Nightmarish Silhouette: Racialization and the Long Exposure of Transition
Feb 22nd @ 5:30PM: DeVine’s Cut: Public Memory and the Politics of Martyrdom