If you are interested in learning more about intersex issues, we always have workshops and presentations going on. Watch this space to see if there will be one near you.
Sometime in 2004, Everywhere
- October 26, 2004, a historical day will take place across the world. The first ever International Intersex Awareness Day will take place. Endorsed by Bodies Like Ours, IPDX, and ISNA, the day will be a collaboration among local activists everywhere to raise awareness to the tragedy of intersex genital mutilation and more. Please visit the special website that has been set-up for planning the event.Emi has made some PDF handouts that you can print at home and distribute. Print on two sides of your paper and then cut into quarters.
- April 2, 2004. Philadelphia, PA. DaleLynn Sims of Bodies Like Ours and Janet Green, a co-founder of Bodies Like Ours will present a workshop at IFGE. Visit their website for more info.
- Weekend of April 2nd, 2004. Near Baltimore & Washington, DC. xyTurners is a support group for genetic mosaics involving the Y chromosome and for chimaeras. Most of the people involved in the group are parents of XY/XO children. Our annual meeting is being held the weekend of Friday, April 2nd, 2004 near the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. It will primarily be a time for parents to share experiences and for IS kids to meet and play with other kids who have similar medical conditions.Children with other IS conditions, as well as their parents are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Jennifer at [email protected]
- April 14 , 2004. Newark, NJ. Presentation to second year medical students at UMDNJ School of Medicine, Newark. This event is not open to the public but special arrangements can be made if a request is made in advance.
- April 14, 2004. New York City.. Disability and Queerness: Centering the OutsiderComposing Birth Announcements: The Production of Hetero-Normative, “Healthy” BabiesThe New Pre-Natal Genetic (PNG) Testing Technologies available for detection of “disorders” are constantly being reconfigured, enhanced and refined. Combined with existing Reproductive Technologies (IVF, IUI, Egg Donation etc.), PNG tests are marketed to certain reproductive age women with deeply entrenched social and moral imperatives attached. This panel of scholars, researchers and activists explore the terrain of new reproductive possibilities and their implications for the reproduction of healthy babies.Participants include: Kristen Karlberg, University of California at San Francisco; Suzanne Kessler, Purchase College, SUNY; moderator Lisa Jean Moore, College of Staten Island, CUNY; and Betsy Driver, Executive Director of Bodies Like Ours.Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 7:00-9:00pm
The CUNY Graduate Center is at 365 Fifth Avenue: the stately old B. Altman & Co. building at the northeast corner of 34th Street and Fifth Avenue, catty-corner from the Empire State Building. The entrance is on Fifth Avenue, about halfway between 34th and 35th Streets.212.817.1955 is the CLAGS number. YOu can call the office and they will give you more explicit instructions on driving and parking gargages in the area. The panel will be in room 9205/9204 on the Ninth Floor of the Building. You will need picture ID and to sign in for this event at the main desk. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women and Society, CUNY.
- April 15, 2004. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Tentative. Please check back soon for more information and confirmation.
- April 21, 2004 Everywhere. Day of Silence. Register online today! www.dayofsilence.org The Day of Silence, a project of GLSEN in collaboration with USSA, is a student-led day of action where those who support making anti-LGBT bias unacceptable in schools take a day-long vow of silence to recognize and protest the discrimination and harassment — in effect, the silencing — experienced by LGBT students and their allies. Bodies Like Ours is a proud sponsor of GLSEN’s Day of Silence.
- May 6, 2004. Pride Center of NJ, North Brunswick, NJ. Informational and Supportive Evening For and About Intersex People. 7:30pm We are hoping this will be the beginning of an actual in person support group in NJ. For directions, etc., please visit their website.
- May 27, 2004. San Francisco, CA. Public Hearing on Intersex Treatment. The hearing has been scheduled by the Human Rights Commissioners for Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 4:30 pm in room 416 of San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place.There are several important issues that need to be addressed so that the Commissioners can hear all sides of this timely topic, (i.e., informed consent, consequences of treatment, mental health needs of the individual and family, outcomes of treatment, body sovereignty, parent’s rights, gender identity, and civil rights of the individual to name a few). If you are able to attend and speak at the hearing, please let me know at your earliest convenience and which issues you feel comfortable addressing. Each speaker will have 3 minutes at the podium.If you are unable to participate in this “historic event,” we are accepting written testimony that will be shared at the hearing (3 minute time limit applies here too) and will be used when we write our Guidelines for Recommended Care of Intersex. Please contact David Iris Cameron for more information. Anyone that can come and speak or send written testimony is encouraged to contact Marcus Arana at (415) 252-2519.