Trans Visibility Day 2023 – Victoria College

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Assertion by President Corridor

March thirty first is Transgender Day of Visibility, devoted to celebrating the lives of Trans+, bi, non-binary and gender various individuals. Additionally it is a day the place we should always acknowledge the struggles, sacrifices and achievements of those that have fought and proceed to combat for gender equality.

With anti-trans, anti-queer, and anti-2SLGBTQIA+ rhetoric and politics on the rise around the globe, we should be ever extra vigilant in our dedication to ally and honor and empower trans+ individuals.

Victoria College is taking steps to create a world the place Trans+ and all gender various individuals can thrive freed from gender restrictions and intersectional oppression. We’re dedicated to offering a secure and inclusive dwelling, working and studying surroundings for all members of our group.

Considered one of our 4 core values ​​within the upcoming strategic plan is sustaining equality and making a tradition of belonging. This sentiment is mirrored in our fairness motion plan, ourtrans-inclusion useful resource pages, programming and our trans inclusion coverage, together with the Discrimination and Harassment Coverage and the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Coverage.

A lot of the fear-based hate that plagues the Trans+ group is rooted and unfold by means of misinformation, ignorance, or an unwillingness to know people who find themselves totally different. The perfect device now we have towards that is information and schooling, which universities do significantly effectively.

Come be taught from the world’s largest transgender archives, accessible to all without spending a dime. We even have the world’s first and solely Chair in Transgender Research, which promotes analysis and scholarship, hosts visiting lecturers and group students, leads group outreach and information mobilization actions, and far more.

Transgender Day of Visibility reminds us that we are able to all be allies in some ways and work collectively to guard and promote the human rights of the transgender and 2SLGBTQIA+ group, as a result of there’s extra to do.

This 12 months I will likely be becoming a member of the Transferring Trans Historical past Ahead convention to additional my very own research. I encourage you to be taught extra about what it means to be trans, perceive their challenges, and have a good time the various contributions of our Trans+ group members.

Extra data on trans+ visibility occasions, initiatives, sources and help is supplied under.

Kevin Corridor, Ph.D
President and Vice-Chancellor


Transferring Trans Historical past Ahead convention

March 30 April 2

Be a part of group activists, lecturers, artists and allies from around the globe to debate the previous, current and way forward for Trans+ individuals domestically, nationally and globally. Offered by the UVics Chair in Transgender Research, this convention isn’t just for lecturers. Many occasions are additionally open to the general public by donation. The convention contains keynote addresses, movie screenings, intergenerational panel discussions, Trans+ artwork making, and concurrent classes.

Be taught extra and register to take part on-line.

Framing Agnes

March 31

Unearthing never-before-seen circumstances from a Fifties gender clinic is the launching pad from which award-winning filmmaker and UVic assistant professor of gender research Chase Joynt and a solid of transgender actors remodel right into a mid-century speak present. They confront the legacy of a younger trans girl pressured to decide on between honesty and entry to the gender-affirming care she wants.

No on-line transitions

Further data

Free QTBIPOC Neighborhood Acupuncture

March 31
1-3 p.m
Pupil Well being Heart, multipurpose room

Do you self-identify as QTBIPOC and all in favour of group acupuncture? Tania Fargali from Sustainable You Acupuncture will present acupuncture coaching for QTBIPOC college students. ElOSLwellbeing@uvic.caTo order.Further data

2SLGBTQIA+ Yoga and Allies

April 4
1:30 – 14:20
Multi-religious middle, banquet corridor

It is a free popup. Lessons embody yoga flows centered on rest and physique consciousness, in addition to meditation, respiratory methods, and brief talks concerning the historical past of yoga.Further data

Kil KaahlGalangdal “Hear somebody’s voice earlier than you see them.” fundamental anti-oppression ideas, information and equality-focused, action-oriented frameworks

April 17
Sept. 11:30 a.m
On-line on Zoom

On this workshop, a part of the UVics Anti-Oppression Training Program, discover in depth the societal and systemic relationships and behaviors that perpetuate oppression.

Session chief Jahlnau identifies as Skidegate Haida, a queer, transgender girl who usually appears like she’s stretching limbs into a number of intersecting worlds. Jahlnau goals to bridge these epistemologies (methods of realizing), ontologies (methods of being), and axiology (values) in his work to create a basis for the remainder of our dwelling and studying journeys.

Further data

Applications and programs

Trans points

Concerned about exploring trans points? This summer time, the Division of Gender Research is providing GNDR 219: Introduction to Trans Research and Activism. Taught by Alix McAdams, the course will present an outline of key matters in trans research, together with the development of trans identities and resistance to anti-trans rhetoric. Be taught extra about it by way ofGender Research Web site.



Scholarships can be foundUVic Trans+ for undergraduate college students ($500), graduate college students ($1,000), and graduate college students ($5,000). UVic graduate college students of any gender pursuing Trans+-related analysis in any discipline may additionally apply. Functions for undergraduate scholarships open April 1.

Washrooms for all genders

UVic just lately launched an all-gender washroom web page with a map of all gender washroom areas on campus. The web page additionally features a venture plan and timelines for including all-gender washrooms on campus.Discover an all-gender washroom.

Superior gender declaration choices

In Fall 2022, UVic expanded the gender declaration choices out there in Banner, our core enrollment system. Gender points withfeminine/male/not out therethe reply choices had been changed by two prolonged gender questions on gender id (male/non-binary/feminine/desire to not reply)and gender expression (cisgender/transgender/desire to not replyj). If you have not already, please doreplace your data.

Fairness Motion Plan

ItFairness Motion Plan(EAP) gives UVic with a set of targets and particular actions to advance fairness, variety, inclusion, and situations of belonging.

Evaluation the reflection and motion guides to be taught what every of us can do to make campus extra equitable and inclusive. Share with the group what you are already doing to make campus a greater place for Trans+ individuals utilizing ourNeighborhood motion web page.

The Higher Information Mission

The Higher Information Mission goals to handle obstacles to fairness by amassing disaggregated knowledge on the make-up of individuals at UVic utilizing a complete self-report questionnaire for each workers and college students.

The venture goals to handle gaps in how UVic acknowledges various teams and enhance the flexibility to determine and analyze intersectional identities throughout campus. Accumulating this knowledge will assist UVic develop and consider new and present fairness initiatives. The brand new questionnaire is predicted to be launched this fall. Be taught extra with UVicsemployment fairness web page.

Analysis and publications

UVic Libraries Assets

We invite the campus group and most people to be taught extra concerning the Trans Alliance and the historical past of trans rights and visibility by means of the Trans-specific sources present in our Anti-Racism and Oppression 2SLGBTQIA+ part.LibGuide; our digitized collections of transmale and transfeminine historic journalsFTM:and:Transvestite; and finalTransactivism Oral Historical past MissionthatLGBTQ Historical past Digital Collaboration.

The College of Victoria Transgender Archives is dedicated to preserving the historical past of pioneering activists, group leaders and researchers who’ve contributed to the betterment of Trans+ individuals.

Our collections embody the world’s largest Trans+ archives and can be found to all without spending a dime.

Assets and help

Be taught extra aboutgender variety inclusion at UVic, together with details about UVic providers and outreach for trans, bi, and non-binary college students and workers, in addition to find out how to be an ally and find out how to be in a gender inclusive classroom.

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