The Newer Normal: Global Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender: 16th Annual Women’s History Conference to be held March 1

The Newer Normal: Global Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender: 16th Annual Women’s History Conference to be held March 1

“The Newer Normal: Global Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender,” an all-day conference presented by the College’s graduate program in Women’s History, will feature panels relating to law and gender identity, transgendered children, evolution of gendered language, health and gender identity, genderqueer and non-binary identities, transgender activism, and the history of sexuality and gender. Scott Turner Schofield, award-winning performer and transgender activist, will deliver the keynote presentation of the 16th annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College on Saturday, March 1 beginning at 10 a.m.

Since the defeat of Proposition 8 banning gay marriage in California, the LGBTQ movement has claimed several significant victories in the struggle for civil rights in the United States. Despite these advances, gender nonconformists at home and around the world face daunting challenges in their fight for fair treatment and equality. In some places they face the threat of violence daily. The “Kill the Gays” law in Uganda, the draconian laws and brutality against sexual minorities in Russia, and the Emo killings in Iraq are only a few of the challenges LGBTQ people face globally. The conference seeks to explore all aspects of gender identity and gender expression.

The conference is co-sponsored by All Out Art's Fresh Fruit Festival and the Diversity and Action Programming Subcommittee (DAPS).

The registration fee of $25 is payable at the door.

For more information, please call (914) 395-2405 or visit the conference Web site.