WHAT: Diana Courvant will discuss the emergence of the field of transfeminism and the insights illuminated by applying this analysis to the topic of interpersonal violence. Specifically, what is the role of oppression within violent relationships? Is it fair to say sexism "causes" interpersonal violence, or is another framing more accurate and/or useful? How does interpersonal violence differently affect those members of marginalized communities who rely on those communities for survival? How can re-imagining theories of interpersonal violence create a more effective, survivor focused, community response to violence?
WHEN: April 22, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: SMU Multicultural Center
Co-Sponsored By: Women, Gender & Sexualities Studies, Queer Resource Center and Women's Resource Center. This is part of the PSU Women Gender and Sexuality Studies 2010 Lecture Series: Sex, Gender and Queer Identity. See www.pdx.edu/wrc for details.