"How do we know what we think we know? Trans issues and the production of ignorance" by CN Lester
A Talk and Discussion Event - Part of the OpenCampus 'Reflections on Gender and Sexuality' Tea-Time Talk Series for Pride in Hull week
A talk and discussion on trans lives and trans 'issues': media myths, popular portrayals, community wisdom, and the trans body of knowledge. Drawing from their new book, Trans Like Me: A Journey for All of Us, CN Lester dissects how ignorance of trans people is produced and maintained - and how we can fight back.
CN Lester is a singer-songwriter, writer, classical musician, and trans activist. They co-founded the first ever national UK group for young LGBT people and has acted as a consultant on trans issues to a broad range of organisations, such as Channel 4, the BBC and the Huffington Post; as well as writing for New Statesmen, New Internationalist and the Feminist Times.
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Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required.
Pride in Hull Tea-Time Talks series
Monday 24 July
4.00pm: "Wedding Jitters" Why is the Church so freaked about same sex marriage? - Rev Dr Chris Dowd
6.00pm: “Over the Rainbow: Pride, Politics and LGBT Liberation” the 2017 Edition - Nicola Field
Thursday 27 Jul
2.15pm: “Where Only Those Who Don’t Belong, Belong”: The Queerness of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe - Kodi Maier
3.15pm: "How do we know what we think we know? Trans issues and the production of ignorance" - CN Lester
5.15pm: Eurovision: the Biggest Pride Parade in Europe?' - Dr Catherine Baker