Gender Expansion Project's Recognize & Remember: GenderSpectrUM 2014 at the University of Montana on Thursday, Nov. 20. This all day event has a series of gender inclusive education events and a powerful candlelight vigil to recognize and remember those of gender diversity before us that have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence or suicide. For more information, visit http://genderexpansionproject.org/.
The Third Sex: Kathoey, Thailand’s Ladyboys
Join Professor Teresa Sobieszczyk for a special presentation, including a lecture and film clip, with discussion, on Kathoey, Thailand’s 3rd gender, from 3-5 pm on Thursday Nov. 20 in the UC Theater. This event is a part of Recognize & Remember: Gender Spectrum 2014, and is free and open to the public.
4th Annual Queergiving
Sponsored by the Western Montana Community Center and Lambda, Queergiving was born of a need within the LGBT+ community to offer a safe place for those who were not welcome at home on Thanksgiving. Over the past four years, this event has grown to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who cannot go home on this holiday. This year our event is at the Burns Street Bistro beginning at 3 pm. To make this dinner free, we are selling raffle tickets and bake sale items in the University Center from 10 to 2 pm on Friday, Nov. 21. Please come by to help provide a free Thanksgiving meal for everyone this holiday. For additional information visit the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/events/707018926055891/)or contact Mason O'Kiernan at firstname.lastname@example.org
YWTALKS: A Community Social Justice Series presents Ruth Vanita
YWTALKS: A Community Social Justice Series presents Ruth Vanita on Friday, Nov. 21 at 12 noon at the YWCA Missoula (1130 W Broadway). Professor Vanita will discuss anti-rape laws in India. India the world’s largest secular democracy, has been in the international news lately not because of higher rates of rape than other countries but because it has been the site of some of the largest-ever and most sustained protests and campaigns against rape. In response to these campaigns, the government has made laws against rape and sexual harassment increasingly punitive; the latest amendments prescribing the death penalty for some types of rape are controversial even among feminists. This event is free and open to the public. “YW Talks: A Community Social Justice Series” provides the Missoula community with a space to discover and exchange information about topics that pertain to women and those of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Community members are welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy the free lecture.