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A Community Conversation And Performance: What Is A Woman? Reconstructing And Redefining at Memorial Union Rathskeller

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A detail from a poster shows text reading "A Community Conversation And Performance: What Is A Woman? Reconstructing And Redefining," over a background that incorporates two abstract, overlapping circles of blue and pink.

UW-Madison’s Social Justice Hub and the Trans Advocacy Madison group aim to unpack “how socially constructed definitions [of gender] are counterproductive” at this event, which will combine a facilitated community discussion and an open mic. (Those interested in participating can reach out to the event’s organizers at [email protected]; the event is open to “performances of any type”). While the organizers didn’t want to simply put on a reactive event, this one is especially welcome in light of the rash of transphobia Madison and the campus have experienced over the past year. From a full-on TERF conference to bigoted chalk messages to fascist goon Matt Walsh’s October visit to UW-Madison, the need for community and solidarity is as urgent as it’s ever been. The poke at Walsh’s grossly manipulative propaganda film is hard to miss in the event’s title, but the spirit of the event is more proactive than just a response.


—Scott Gordon


November 14
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Memorial Union Rathskeller
800 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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(608) 265-3000
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