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Virtual SJCC: Demystifying Transgender Topics

November 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Osher at the J: Demystifying Transgender Topics

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture series continues with another Zoom conversation on November 6: “Demystifying Transgender Topics.” Speaker Sasha Duttchoudhury shares their own story with gender, explores concepts of gender expression and identity, and offers guidance on ways you can be an ally and advocate for the transgender people in your life.

Free, however space is limited. Register here:

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Gender is all around us, from how we refer to each other (pronouns) to how we dress (gender expression), from cultural expectations (gender roles) to our laws and health care access. Transgressing the deeply embedded culture of gender has both dire consequences and opportunities to help us all find our true sense of authenticity. During this talk, Sasha Duttchoudhury, a transgender writer, educator, and advocate, will share their own story with gender, explain the difference between our common learnings about gender and our true experience of gender from a body, expression, and identity perspective, and will share how you can be an ally and advocate for the transgender people in your life.

About the speaker: Sasha Duttchoudhury holds conversations about equity and social justice with mindful compassion and playful curiosity. They bring local, national, and international experience including having worked with the South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) and the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) on racial and gender justice projects. Sasha is also one of the co-editors of “Moving Truth(s): Queer and Transgender Desi Writings on Family” (2015) and is currently on staff at the University of Washington.