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Every November, we celebrate Trans Visibility & Empowerment. This program series seeks to highlight trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people and address issues our community faces.



“Transition Regime: Illegible Gender and Medical Adjustment”
Monday, November 15th, 2021 at 6PM
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Join us for November’s Babs Siperstein Humanities & Medicine Seminar, “The Transition Regime: Illegible Gender and Medical Adjustment,” a guest lecture from 2021 Rutgers alum, Alex Freeman. Alex was awarded first place at the New Jersey Women’s and Gender Studies Consortium for his honors thesis (the foundation for this talk). Alex is a 2021 Paul Robeson Scholar and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Currently, Alex is a graduate student earning a master’s degree in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and an intern with queer and Jewish organization, Keshet.

Trans & Nonbinary 101 Workshop
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 from 4:30 – 6PM
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Attendees will gain a foundation in understanding trans and nonbinary communities. Training includes an overview of terminology, information about gender pronouns, and best practices for inclusion.


Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 at 7:30PM
17 Bartlett Street, College Avenue Campus
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Join us for this annual event hosted by Transmissions, a student organization dedicated to trans and nonbinary community members. The vigil marks the 22nd annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to honor all transgender people whose lives were lost to anti-trans violence.

Intergenerational Trans Dialogue

Thursday, November 18th, 2021 from 5:30 – 6:30PM
Livingston Coffee House, Livingston Student Center


Join us for a conversation with trans and nonbinary adults in our community. They will share about their personal journey in gender exploration and identity, wisdom they have learned along the way, and resilience.

A Conversation with Sydney Freeland
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
7:30 pm | Zoom

Join us for our Trans Visibility & Empowerment 2021 keynote, A Conversation with Sydney Freeland.

SYDNEY FREELAND is a transgender, Navajo filmmaker. She is noted for her work on the new hit show, Reservation Dogs.

Reservation Dogs is an FX comedy series that follows the exploits of four Indigenous teenagers in rural Oklahoma, streaming now on HULU. Reservation Dogs is a breakthrough in Indigenous representation on television both in front of and behind the camera. Every writer, director, and series regular on the show is Indigenous, including Executive Producers, Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi. This first-of-its-kind creative team tells a story that resonates with them and their lived experiences.

Check out current and past Trans Visibility and Empowerment calendars!