A reading and discussion of the children's book "I Am Jazz" - the story of a transgender child based upon the real life experiences of Jazz Jennings - will take place in the Handwerker Gallery Thursday December 7 at 12:10 pm.
The event will be of interest to students, faculty, and staff across disciplines - in LGBTQ studies, as well as education and pedagogy, library sciences, rec and leisure studies, sociology and psychology, and other fields. Discussion of ways such works can be used by those going into teaching, coaching, counseling, health, parent education, and other fields, and a short video clip of Jazz herself, will follow.
This event is part of a coordinated effort to host readings of the book throughout the country on this day in communities, schools, libraries and other settings. The book was the center of a 2015 controversy in a small town in Wisconsin. The community stood up to hate by reading I Am Jazz to support a transgender elementary schooler there.
Sponsored by the LGBT Center, the Handwerker Gallery, and the Library.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12:10pm to 1:00pm