Join us for an Alternative Shabbes Potluck and Chanukah celebration with Hershel Russell — www.hersheltoronto.ca — for a lively exploration of gender.
$5 or PWYC — All are Welcome
RSVP is appreciated, last-minute arrivals welcomed.
To RSVP please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 416-789-5502
What is this thing called “gender” anyway? It seems to be changing so fast! Transgender and gender-diverse kids and adults are popping up everywhere. And it’s all so political — the Right opposes trans access to bathrooms as fiercely as abortion. What’s going on?
This lively, and thought-provoking presentation (with film-clips, interactive exercises) hopes to leave you with more questions than answers, but definitely better-informed.
We’ll see how far we get in the time we have — your questions and comments will guide what we look at — but polished chapters that Hershel will bring on his laptop include:
Histories and Geographies of gender
The Birds and the bees 2.0
Disrupting gender: The Opposite Sex is Neither.
Trans communities here and now: We’re fabulous! Get used to us!
Paradigm shift: Mental Health to Human Right
Discrimination and Resilience
“Nice gender! Did your mom pick that out for you?” — an interactive exercise
Details for the evening.
6:30 p.m. Arrival
6:45 p.m. Candlelighting & Dinner
(plus latkes and sufganiyot - jelly donuts)
7:30 p.m. Program
What to Bring: Potluck dish to share.
We'll provide some latkes and sufganiyot (jelly donuts).
Children and families are welcome though
formal childcare will not be provided.