Let's Talk about Gender
We all have a gender experience. Certain situations make the role that gender plays more prominent, and in others, it remains in the background, unexamined and unquestioned. Power structures, stereotypes, representation, abuse, expression, authenticity, cultural conditioning, binary, connection. These are just a few areas where gender plays a role.
In this discussion we propose a format for active listening and exchange. We will first hear from the invited guests. They will speak about their own gender experience, how it relates to their artistic practice, examples of progress they want to celebrate, as well as share potential solutions for a more just and inclusive environment to exist in. Then we will engage in group discussion, identifying from a place of personal experience and in relation to building a more fair and safe communal, collegial and public environment.