Reading and Writing LGBTQ Narratives of Resistance and Resilience

Fall 2019
Olympia
Evening
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
8 Credits per quarter
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If there were a collective LGBTQ voice, would it be one of tragedy or resistance? Pain or resilience? Are grief and joy inextricably linked in the human experience? Whose lens defines our lives as prone to be unfortunate? Whose voice records our adaptive brilliance for history? In this class we will read stories, essays, poems, theory, and visionary work by people whose resilience has had to be multifaceted, meaning LGBTQ People living intersectional lives, including but not limited to, Queer and Trans People of Color, Trans and Nonbinary/Gender Nonconforming People, LGBTQ People with Disabilities, LGBTQ Immigrants, LGBTQ Trauma Survivors, Incarcerated LGBTQ People, Poor and Working Class LGBTQ People, LGBTQ elders and youth, and more. We will contribute to the narrative(s) of intersectionality with our own stories. Through study and practice of the craft of writing, we will emerge with written maps/visions/stories/poems of our own unique, complex, and evolving genders. Through study and writing about resistance and resilience, we will discover the rich history, plenty of it alive in us, of the fortune that is an intersectional life.

Registration

Fall 2019 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

(8): 10305

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

Writing, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Psychology, Literature, Community Organizing, Social Justice, Sociology, Social Work, Humanities

Credits
8
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Evening
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First Meeting

SEM 2 C2109 - Seminar
Location
Olympia