LBI Library Program Focuses on Transgender Issues

By ERIC ENGLUND | Jun 05, 2019

Surf City — The Long Beach Island branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City will host “Beyond Bathrooms & Binaries” on Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m. Controversies about transgender students, athletes and military service members have drawn attention to the challenges gender-nonconforming people face in public life. Dr. Kiki Jamieson, president of the Fund for New Jersey, will explore through informed conversations and specific examples why labels are so complex and whether gender categories are useful.

Jamieson directed the Pace Center for Civic Engagement and taught in the politics department at Princeton University, and before that at the University of Pennsylvania, Haverford College and Rutgers University. She was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study, and her academic work has focused on issues of discrimination and punishment related to gender identity and expression, with particular emphasis on the force of law felt by trans and gender non-conforming people in institutions ranging from prisons to marriage. She is the author of Real Choices Feminism, Freedom and the Limits of Law.

The program has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480. E.E.

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