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EDI Network / On the Same Page: April Meeting

EDI I hope we choose love BOOK COVER
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    Free and open to the public.

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    Knowledge Community

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    Professionals

Inspired by the format of a book club but designed to include both print and other media such as movies and podcasts, On the Same Page seeks to bring individuals together for an open conversation. We acknowledge that much remains to be learned about inequities and systemic injustices and propose that we will benefit from exploring these topics with each other.

For our next meeting at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30th, please feel free to read some or all of the following material:
- Book: I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World by Kai Cheng Thom (144 pages)
- Audio/Video: Disclosure (Documentary, 2020) available on Netflix (1hr 47m)

Please also feel free to reference the additional material and topics below:
- GLAAD Media Reference Guide - Transgender: https://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender
- Executive producer Laverne Cox asserts that: “The film is about trans spectatorship. It’s about how we look and how we see…It’s bell hooks who came up with the idea of the oppositional gaze, which is so exciting to think about…What does it mean to center trans ways of looking?…Is there a trans gaze?” (“Toward Communal Trans Spectatorship”, Slava Greenberg UCSC)
- How do certain aspects of your identity impact other aspects of your identity? For instance, how does your racial identity impact your experience with your sexual orientation, or vice versa? How does gender influence what kind of privilege you have access to?

In addition, we have compiled the book list below for our upcoming meetings. As a reminder, please consider supporting your local bookstore, or purchase from sites such as indiebound.org or bookshop.org. Before each meeting, we will share accompanying audio or video materials.
Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Eli Clare, Exile and Pride
bell hooks, Killing Rage: Ending Racism

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