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Understanding Transgender

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Although we may have a friend, an acquaintance, or a relative who is a transgender man or a transgender woman, many of us are still perplexed and uncertain as to what this really means. And we may struggle wondering how we might best support this person. Are all transgender persons alike? Is it OK to talk about their transition with our friend or relative? Would it be polite to ask questions, or offensive?  What pronouns should we use now? And what about all the other kinds of gender identities we hear about now such as non-binary, cis-gender, gender fluid, agender, genderqueer, gender-variant, trans-sexual, etc.? You’re invited to learn more about this topic by reading and discussing Transgender 101 - A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue, by Nicholas M. Teich (Columbia University Press, 2012). This short book is packed with specific information that can answer many questions and may clarify the troubling terms and new expressions. Our classroom discussions will help us reflect on the written material and gain insight that fosters understanding of transgenderism. Participants are expected to have and use email; be able to follow links to material on the Internet; and open Word and PDF documents.   


Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

500 Davis Center

MultipleInstructor :
1.Lois Taft2.Connie Karduck 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/12/2018 - 8/2/2018 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map Connie Karduck  ; Lois Taft  ClassRoom