Transgender activist to speak at the University of Michigan

By |2006-03-11T09:00:00-05:00March 11th, 2006|Uncategorized|

ANN ARBOR – Gwen Smith, founder of the Transgender Day of Remembrance, graphic designer, columnist for Bay Area Reporter and Philadelphia Gay News, and transgender activist will be speaking in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan on Nov. 13 and 14.
On Thursday, Nov. 13, she will be part of the Labadie Collection Reception from 2-4 p.m. in the School of Social Work Commons. The Labadie Collection is a special collection of social protest materials covering a wide variety of subject matter, including approximately 400 of the National Transgender Library and Archive serial titles. The NTL&A is believed to be the largest catalogued collection of transgender-related materials in existence.
In addition to the reception, Gwen Smith will also be giving an evening lecture on Nov. 13: “Remembering Our Dead” at 7:00 p.m. in the Educational Conference Room of the School of Social Work. As a transgender activist, Gwen Smith has worked on many projects, including founding the Transgender Day of Remembrance, being on the board of the Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA) organization, and writing for various publications.
On Friday, Nov. 14 she will speak at the LGBT Affair’s monthly Brown Bag in MSA Chambers, 3909 Michigan Union from 12-1:30 p.m. For more information call the Office of LGBT Affairs at 734-763-4186 or email [email protected]

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