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Unfortunately, application for the workshops is closed. Please contact with any questions: transformingpolitics@googlemail.com.

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24.5. | 13:00 | Lesbenberatung e.V. | Trystan Cotten: Transgender Migrations

The workshop will focus on findings of transition journeys involving an intersection of multiple movements across gender, geographical (regional), racial, and ethnic borders—what Cotton calls transgender migrations. Gender technologies (like hormones, surgery, hair replacement, etc.) and geographical relocation have converged to change how some racial and ethnic identities are (mis)read and consequently, how they experience and navigate race relations in the United States. Some subjects are not only viewed and treated as Black men, but, depending on the context, they are also engaged as Latino, Chicano, and Muslim. This leads to questions how to navigate in new social terrains, ideologies or mythologies, and scripts of racialized masculinities within power relations.

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25.5. | 14:00 | GLADT e.V. | Elana Dykewomon: Dyke_transgressive Locations and Linguistic Practices

The workshop will focus critical writing practices with a feminist focus on dyke_transgressive locations and is based on the lecture in the morning. Participants will be asked to generate creative pieces for discussion from prompts, in
order to investigate how we might open up new linguistic geographies. A willingness to engage in a supportive process of friction is essential.

ATTENTION: Unfortunately this location is not wheelchair accessible.

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26.5. | 14:00 | Lesbenberatung e.V. | Dean Spade: Intersectional Approaches to Trans Scholarship and Resistance

Why is an intersectional approach to trans politics necessary? What specific harms do trans people of color, trans people with disabilities, trans migrants and other criminalized trans people face in contemporary legal systems? What legal reform strategies are trans resistance movements centered in racial and economic justice challenging? Why? Which strategies are they developing? Why? What obstacles are confronting us as we develop this work? This workshop will address these questions, looking at specific strategies being used by activists aimed at helping highly vulnerable trans people survive current conditions, dismantling institutions of state violence, and building alternative methods for meeting our needs. We will also talk about how these strategies inform our scholarship and what intersectional questions and methods in trans studies require our attention.