Transcollaboration’s First 2 Events of the Semester

Rebecca Kling - head shot

Transcollaborations is proud to announce that we will be holding our first two events of the semester next week, September 17 and 18.

Rebecca Kling, a transgender artist and educator from Chicago, will be joining us to lead a workshop on transgender allyship on September 17th and put on a solo performance the following night. She explores gender and identity through solo pieces and educational workshops. Kling takes the position that sharing accessible queer narratives with a wide audience is a form of activism, and that understanding combats bigotry.

Trans 101: Diversity and Respect

When: Tuesday September 17th 6-7 PM

Where: Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A

This workshop is intended to give attendees a basic primer on transgender issues and experiences.

No Gender Left Behind

When: Wednesday September 18th 7-8 PM

Where: LGBT Resource Center 125 Grand Avenue Court

This solo performance is the story of how, in the Fall of 2010, Rebecca Kling was fired from a teaching position for being a transgender woman. The experience left her wondering what America was teaching its children – and its adults – about gender, conformity, and being just a little different.

These events were made possible by the generous support from our sponsors: Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, LGBT Resource Center, University of Iowa Student Government, Executive Council of Graduate and Professional Students, Mama’s Deli, and Fairgrounds Coffeehouse.

Everyone is encouraged to attend all University of Iowa Sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership in advance at 319-335-3059.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, please email us at transcollaborations@gmail.com.

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