Reading and Writing LGBTQ Narratives of Resistance and Resilience

Fall
Fall 2019
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Freshman-Senior
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.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

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

8

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 25
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 6:00 pm
SEM 2 C2109 - Seminar

Advertised schedule:

Mon/Wed 6-10pm

Located in: Olympia