Andrea Jenkins is the first Black transgender woman to be elected to public office in the United States. She was elected to the Minneapolis City Council with 73% of the vote. With 2020 being a pivotal year for the national election and the ongoing efforts to challenge the resurgence of white nationalism, we continue to explore the utility of electoral politics, issues of representation and inclusion in our ongoing conversation of race and racism in the United States. We are excited to welcome this dynamic speaker to consider the significance of what representation means in the realm of American politics and how politics complicate our understandings of liberation for Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) who are trans and gender non conforming.
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Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 4:30pm to 5:30pmVirtual Event