Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series presents Susan Stryker

February 12, 2009

Cal Anderson Lecture Series GraphicSusan Stryker

A Queerly Disabled Employment Non-Discrimination Act:
A Few Cutting Remarks about Transgender Ex/Inclusion.

Thursday, February 19, 2009
7:00 p.m.

Recital Hall/Communications Building
The Evergreen State College - Olympia

Distinguished historian Susan Stryker surveys the history of transgender discrimination and activism in the United States in order to shed light on current controversy over the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Susan Stryker, PhD, is a researcher, writer, queer historian, artist, and a filmmaker. She was executive director of the GLBT Historical Society in San Francisco from 1999 until 2003. In addition to numerous scholarship articles and magazine pieces, she is coauthor of Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area (1996); contributing editor of the transgender studies special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (1998); author of Queer Pulp: Perverse Passions in the Golden Age of the Paperback (2001); co-director of the Emmy Award-winning public television documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot of Compton’s Cafeteria (2005); co-editor of the Lambda Literary Award-winning Transgender Studies Reader; and author of Transgender History (2008). She held the Ruth Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair in women’s studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, 2007-08, and is now an Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University.

Cal Anderson was Washington state's first openly gay legislator, serving in the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1993 and in the Senate from 1994 to his death in 1995. The Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series is a forum to capture the spirit of reasoned discussion of public policies and ideas that marked Cal Anderson's career. During his time in the legislature, he led the on-going battle for equal civil rights protection for gay and lesbian citizens and introduced many bills related to AIDS programs.  His wide-ranging commitment to public service included work for campaign finance and regulatory reform, motor-voter registration, veterans' issues, environmental protection and open access to government.  The Cal Anderson Memorial Lecture Series is funded by an endowment held by The Evergreen State College Foundation.

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