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2022 Sylvia Rivera Award for Transgender Studies Ceremony
October 13 @ 7:30 pm
On Thursday, October 13th from 7:30-8:30 PM, Join CLAGS as we honor the last two years’ recipients of the Sylvia Rivera Award for Transgender Studies. At this event, Each of our award winners will be presenting excerpts from the books/articles that they submitted for this award and what they want the audience to take away from their writing. The event will take place on Zoom, Information to be shared soon!
Check out these blurbs about their writings
Marquis Bey– Marquis Bey’s article, “Black Fugitivity Un/Gendered,” attempts to reconfigure the very meaning of, and the relationship between, blackness and gender. It offers an understanding of blackness as a posture of radicality and fugitivity, necessitating a fundamental departure from gender as such. This article serves as a glimpse into Bey’s larger intellectual corpus, namely in their monograph Black Trans Feminism (Duke University Press, 2022)
Eric A. Stanley– Advances in LGBTQ rights in the recent past—marriage equality, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the expansion of hate crimes legislation—have been accompanied by a rise in attacks against trans, queer, and/or gender-nonconforming people of color. In Atmospheres of Violence, theorist, and organizer Eric A. Stanley shows how this seeming contradiction reveals the central role of racialized and gendered violence in the United States. Rather than suggesting that such violence is evidence of individual phobias, Stanley shows how it is a structuring antagonism in our social world.
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes– Translocas focuses on drag and transgender performance and activism in Puerto Rico and its diaspora. Arguing for its political potential, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes explores the social and cultural disruptions caused by Latin American and Latinx “locas” (effeminate men, drag queens, transgender performers, and unruly women) and the various forms of violence to which queer and trans individuals in Puerto Rico and the U.S. are subjected.
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