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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                CONTACT: Ranjna Das         
                                                                                                                                                     (609) 267-9660
 
DATE: Wednesday, July 5 2017                                                                                             Patricia Parente
                                                                                                                                                    (609) 267-9660, ext. 3081                                              

EVESHAM LIBRARY PRESENTS
“Beyond Binaries: Justice for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People”
Tuesday, July 18

Evesham Library will present “Beyond Binaries: Justice for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People” by Kiki Jamieson, President of The Fund for New Jersey, on Tuesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at the library located at 984 Tuckerton Road, Marlton.

This program is free and open to the public and registration is required. The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

From the Council website:

“Gender in American political institutions is simultaneously under-defined and over-determined. This talk will describe government efforts to reveal authentic gender identity and to control individuals’ gender presentation. Transgender and gender non-conforming people are subject to two sorts of impulses to fix gender – first, to pin it down, and then, to “correct” it. Using examples ranging from incarceration to healthcare to education to marriage and child custody disputes, we will explore the consequences of official identity declaration and will discuss the complexities of binary gender categories. We will talk together about how gender categories are defined and enforced.”

Kiki Jamieson, Ph.D., is the president of The Fund for New Jersey, a private grant-making foundation that provides support for nonprofit organizations working for the benefit of the people of New Jersey. Previously, Jamieson directed the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and taught in the Politics department at Princeton University. She is the author of “Real Choices: Feminism, Freedom, and the Limits of Law,” as well as articles and reviews on subjects ranging from surrogacy to speech codes.

For more information about this event, contact Katheryn A. Woodworth, senior librarian at Evesham Library, at (856) 983-1444 or kwoodwor@bcls.lib.nj.us  For more information about the Horizons Speakers Bureau, please visit http://njch.org/programs/hsb/.

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