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Gender Talk: Personal Narratives & Survivance

Friday, April 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

For our final Gender Talk of the year, we are hoping to discuss how storytelling and personal narratives as articulated from an Indigenous worldview (Âcimowina and Dibaajimowinan) can be used to critique and understand our own views on gender and to work to decolonize, Indigenize and create spaces of Survivance (as discussed by Gerald Vizenor) in our Post-Secondary institutions that value all forms of gender expression, identities, and understandings.
Seán Kinsella is a nêhithaw/nêhiyaw (Woods/Plains Cree)/ Nakawé (Saulteaux)/otipemisiwak (Métis)/Irish Two-Spirit/Queer urban Indigenous person who was born, lives and works in the territory traditionally known as Tkaronto, which is covered under the Dish With One Spoon Wampum treaty. He has worked in student affairs since 2007 and is currently a part-time faculty member in Indigenous Studies at Centennial College in Toronto. His areas of research interest include academic transition for first year students, the experience of Indigenous students/faculty/staff in post-secondary institutions, Indigenous methodologies/pedagogy, and storytelling as a research methodology.

Location: Room 421, 21 Sussex Avenue


Gender Talk is a monthly conversation café for trans+ students at U of T. We welcome all members of U of T who identify as trans, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, or who are questioning their gender identity to come together to talk about the issues you want to talk about. Connect with other students and guest facilitators as we share our thoughts, experiences and questions.

This is an open drop-in conversation café for anyone interested in attending. We encourage everyone to show up at 12:00 pm, if you can. At that time, the facilitator will introduce themselves and encourage everyone to share their name. After that, the facilitator will guide us in a conversation, though the direction really depends on the people present. The conversation wraps up at 1:30 pm, but students are encouraged to remain in the lounge to hang out, chat informally and enjoy the remaining snacks.

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Friday, April 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
(416) 946-5624


Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
21 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J6 Canada
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