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January 2019

What Transpires Now: Transgender Histories & Futures – Lecture by Susan Stryker

January 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
LaSells Stewart Center, 875 SW 26th Street
Corvallis, 97331
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In this talk drawn from her work in progress, What Transpires Now, Susan Stryker explores the relationship between the transgender past and present, and how history can inspire us to reimagine the future. The talk will focus on the story of Frances Thompson, whose life became the focus of a national scandal in the 1870s, in ways that prefigure the weaponization of trans people in contemporary political controversies. The story of this black trans/disabled sex-worker in Memphis played a role in the 1876 presidential…

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