Cultural Delusion and Social Repression: Why Intersex Inclusion Matters

Monday, October 9th, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:20pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102B
Oct 09
Monday, October 9th, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:20pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102B

Cultural Delusion and Social Repression: Why Intersex Inclusion Matters
Monday, October 9th
12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
Jerome Greene Hall Room 102B

Queer Latinx author and activist Hida Viloria (Rolling Stone, Psychology Today, NPR) will read from he/r acclaimed memoir, Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books), and discuss non-binary and intersex human rights, how cultural exclusion impacts activism, and why intersex equality promotes gender equity. 

Hida Viloria is a queer Latinx writer, activist and author of the acclaimed Born Both: An Intersex Life (Hachette Books), who uses s/he and he/r pronouns (pronounced she/her) to acknowledge he/r intersex female history and gender-fluid identity. Viloria has been in the vanguard of intersex and non-binary activism as a lecturer, consultant, frequent television and radio guest (Oprah, HuffpostLive, 20/20, BBC...) and one the most extensively published intersex writers in the field (CNN.com, The Daily Beast, The NY Times, HuffPost, The Advocate, Ms., AJOB…). S/he is Chairperson of the Organization Intersex International (OII), founding director of OII-USA, the Intersex Campaign for Equality, and was the first openly intersex person invited to speak at the United Nations. Hida has a degree in Gender and Sexuality from the University of California at Berkeley, and lives in Santa Fe with her partner and stepson.    

This program is hosted by the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law, and is free and open to the public.  If you have any concerns about accessibility accommodations, please reach out to Liz Boylan, Associate Director for the Center, at 212.854.0167.

Contact Info: 
Liz Boylan, Associate Director, Center for Gender & Sexuality Law - 212.854.0167 or eboyla@law.columbia.edu.
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