Gender Liberation Week 2009

This week aims to educate and deepen our knowledge and understanding around gender identity, gender expression, transgender and intersex communities and how it relates to sexual orientation.

We also pause to recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance for those who have been killed due to hatred and prejudice against various members of the transgender and gender variant communities and to celebrate those whom continue to work for inclusion.

Monday, November 30th

Religion and the Genders: Exploring the Intersection of Religion and Gender, Gender Identity, and Transsexuality 

A panel of distinguished professors from Georgetown discuss gender, gender expression, and transsexuality in world religions. Professors of theology in Buddhism, Christianity, Hindu and Islam and will discussing their respective traditions. Panelists include Professors Yeager, Cho, and Steenhuisen.

Location: ICC 107
Time: 6:00pm
Presented by: GU Pride, LGBTQ Resource Center, Interfaith, Women’s Center

Tuesday, December 1st

Art & Gender 2.0

Artist An Xiao (COL ’05) will speak on intersections in art, technology and gender in her photographic and conceptual work. Recently listed in The Guardian’s “who’s who” of the Twitter art world, she has shown her photography and digital media in publications and galleries internationally, including the Brooklyn Museum, Yale/Haskins Laboratories, The New York Times and ARTNews. She can be found online at

Location: Healey 103 
Time: 8:00pm
Presented by: LGBTQ Resource Center, GU Pride

Wednesday, December 2nd

Toilet Politics: The Political and Architectural Negotiations of Bathroom Use

Join this community dialogue on issues of safe and accessible bathrooms on campus. This area of every-day life affects those who self-identify as transgender or genderqueer, anyone who is gender non-conforming, those with disabilities and those with infants and require family accessibility. Learn more about the Campus Bathroom Accessibility Inventory, how to get involved, and where campus goes from here. Panelists include representatives from the Academic Resource Center, Facilities, Health Education, Housing, and Residence Life.

Location: Healy 104 
Time: 8:00pm
Presented by: LGBTQ Resource Center, GU Pride, GU Student Safety Initiative, Justice & Diversity Action Floor

Thursday, December 3rd

The Night of Arts

An open mic night where you and your peers celebrate & transgress your gender through word, song, and dance. Join us for a great night of queer, transgressive, and otherwise awesome creativity!

Location: Uncommon Grounds, Leavey Center
Time: 8:30pm
Presented by: GU Pride, LGBTQ Resource Center, Justice & Diversity Action Floor, Photography Club, United Feminists